Gurney Plaza on track to open in November

Despite ending up on the wrong side of the law in recent months, the RM83 million extension project of Gurney Plaza is on schedule with its opening targeted for Nov 15 this year.

Gurney Plaza Sdn Bhd director Phuah Choon Meng said the project was now 85% complete and would be ready within the next few months.

The project ran foul of the local municipal laws when it failed to keep to the stipulated construction times from 6pm to 8am. Following complaints from nearby residents, the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) sent a notice to the developer and later filed an injunction against the developer to compel adherence.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng also criticised the developer for taking light of the MPPP’s notice and warned other developers to toe the line.

Phuah said despite the requirements, the project was on schedule while the company has ordered the contractor to strictly adhere to the stipulated times.

The extension wing would add another 134,860 sq ft to the existing wing of 699,599-sq ft Gurney Plaza.

Phuah said to date, more than 95% of the units have been taken up. Among the tenants for the new wing are Parkson, which is the anchor tenant, and also in the existing wing, and Zara which will be another mini anchor tenant. - By Regina William (The Edge Daily)

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