S P Setia has claimed the Landscape Design Category of the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Awards 2021 held on 4 April, for its award-winning Essex Gardens project at Setia Eco Templer, Rawang.

“Being adjudged the winner for sustainable developments is a testament to Setia’s development philosophy ‘LiveLearnWorkPlay’ and our sustainability goals. To us, the sustainability agenda is a journey, not a destination,” said S P Setia Senior Executive Vice- President Datuk Koe Peng Kang.

“The award is a validation of the values we have created not just for us but for our purchasers, communities and stakeholders. To Team Setia, we celebrate such successes across the entire organisation as a mark of the team's efforts and commitments.”

Launched in June 2016, Essex Gardens is the first phase of Setia Eco Templer, S P Setia’s eco-themed township in Rawang, emulated from the award-winning Setia Eco Park in Shah Alam.

The first phase comprises 234 homes including bungalows, semi-dees and link villas, is fully sold and was recently handed over in June 2019.

Essex Gardens is designed with various English-themed pocket parks and gardens, such as the Amethyst Garden, Jewel Garden and Emerald Garden where lush greens and flowers are planted in accordance to its theme.

As the development is surrounded by forest reserves, construction interruptions were minimised in efforts to preserve the natural flora and fauna. Green areas and a Butterfly Sanctuary were also created, which are attracting more rare birds and acting as a hatchery for various butterfly species.

Contributing to environmental conservation, S P Setia transplanted 380 trees for the development while maintaining healthy mature trees on the site, allowing residents to enjoy living in a green sanctuary.

Setia Eco Templer has also preserved nine existing creeks which flow through Essex Gardens and the entire township, namely Carson Creek, Alresford Creek, Bramble Creek, Oakley Creek, Cedar Creek, Benfleet Creek, Turtle Creek, Flag Creek and Lawling Creek.

Adding another award under its belt, Essex Gardens was also the winner of the Landscape Development Award category at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2019.

About Setia Eco Templer

First launched in 2016, Setia Eco Templer stands on 194 acres in Rawang, offering English, Peranakan and Balinese style bungalows, semi-detached homes and link villas, as well as Rumah Selangorku affordable housing and shop offices.

Setia Eco Templer is the winner in the Malaysian Institute of Planners’s (MIP) Planning Excellence Awards under the Design Excellence Award Category 2016 for its masterplan.

With an estimated gross development value of RM2 billion, the ecological township is enveloped by Templer Park and Kanching forest reserves, offering temperature that is one or two Celsius lower than in Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Setia Eco Templer is connected to major highways including the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), LATAR Expressway, North-South Expressway (NSE) and Guthrie Corridor Expressway, providing convenient access to the Selayang, Serendah and KL City Centre.

Phase 2A Peranakan Straits is set to be completed by mid-2021, which will see the handover to the purchasers of 168 homes. The design of Peranakan Straits homes is influenced by the Baba Nyonya heritage and unique cultural diversity of the Peranakan era. The neighbourhood’s concept was inspired by the Malay Archipelago, gated and guarded to provide residents peace of mind. 

(09 April 2021)