Top score for housing scheme

BSG Property’s Raffel Residence 18.18 in Bukit Gambier in Penang is top of the class.

It achieved a Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) score of 85.2 out of 100 points, the highest ever given by the internationally recognised Singapore-based construction quality certification body for a new housing scheme in the state.

BSG corporate controller Loh Nam Hooi said the CONQUAS certification was given for Raffel Residence’s excellent workmanship, design and quality.

“The CONQUAS certification will help increase the value of the project which comprises 18 three-storey semi-detached units,” Loh said.

The Raffel Residence semi-detached units were sold at RM2mil in 2011.

In today’s property market, a semi-detached house in Bukit Gambier is priced at about RM3mil.

Loh said that with the CONQUAS certification, the brand name of BSG Property would be enhanced in the increasingly competitive property market.

Loh said Raffel Residence 18.18, which would obtain its certification of completion and compliance, was part of an unnamed project located on a 147-acre site in Bukit Gambier.

“We are undertaking five projects on the site.

“They comprise 780 low medium-cost (LMC) housing units, 199 three-storey terrace units, and 260 condominium units known as Raffel Tower.

“The LMCs will be completed by the end of the year.

“The terrace units are scheduled for completion in 2014 while the condominiums will be ready by 2015,” he said.

Loh said the design of the buildings and the landscaping of the five projects were being undertaken by Permata Arkitek which also designed Raffel Residence 18.18.

BSG Property is also undertaking The Landmark project in Tanjung Tokong.

The Landmark comprises corporate and residential suites scheduled for completion in 2017, the Mira Residence comprising 322 condominium units in Tanjung Bungah, and the Permai Gardens @ Permai Village Township in Tanjung Bungah comprising detached and linked homes.

Possessing one of the largest land banks in Penang, BSG Property, a division of Boon Siew Group, is a household name and renowned for building top-notch quality residential and commercial property in prime locations since 1950s.

Currently, BSG Property is focused on developing urban township schemes and also fully integrated mixed-use developments.

As part of its real estate expansion strategies, BSG Property plans to undertake residential and commercial schemes in Johor, Kuala Lumpur, and Malacca, apart from Penang.

CONQUAS is widely recognised as a benchmarking tool for quality in construction.

Countries such as the UK and Hong Kong have adapted CONQUAS to their construction industries. CONQUAS is now a registered trademark in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong SAR, United King- dom, Australia, South Africa and India. - By The Star

No comments