KSK Land has appointed Conlay Construction Sdn Bhd as the new main contractor for its flagship 8 Conlay development following the dismissal of Grand Dynamics Berhad.
This follows a Letter of Award (LOA) signed between Damai City Sdn Bhd (Damai City), a wholly-owned subsidiary of KSK Land, and CCSB on 12 June 2023, after a period of pre-construction and operations mobilisation planning as well as site surveys last month.
As of June 26 2023, CCSB said it has started mobilising its site team, along with key sub-contractors, with the majority of machinery and equipment needed moved into the 8 Conlay construction site. KSK Land’s appointment of CCSB is part of a long-term strategic partnership with the company, which is also a fellow property developer with many successful developments under their belt. “The much-considered decision to appoint CCSB as 8 Conlay’s new main contractor was made looking towards the future, and at our commitment to complete the project in the shortest time possible without compromising on quality,” says Joanne Kua, CEO of KSK Group and Managing Director of KSK Land.
“We have confidence in CCSB’s excellent track record and our shared understanding of the challenges as well as needs of a property developer, especially from the buyers’ or clients’ perspectives,” she adds. Leong Soon Kiong, Chief Operating Officer of CCSB, states on behalf of the company, “We are pleased to be appointed the main contractor for this prestigious project. We will work together with KSK Land, its consultants, and stakeholders so that the 8 Conlay projects can be completed
After careful consideration, both parties agreed that a revised timeline of completion is necessary to allow for the standard of quality promised to be delivered following CCSB’s appointment. The projected timeline for completion of Tower A and the retail podium is now Q2 2024, with the Handover of Vacant Possession (HOVP) of Tower A planned for Q3 2024. Currently, the progress for Tower A of YOO8 is at 61.60% completion, with the main scope of works going forward focusing on its interior.
Tower B is expected to be completed by Q4 2025, with the HOVP process to start by the end of 2025.
Current overall progress for Tower B is at 37.27% completion, and the immediate focus of construction will be on the building’s façade. Meanwhile, the construction of the 8 Conlay Kempinski Hotel is expected to be completed by early Q2 2025, with the opening of the hotel planned for Q4 within the year.