MIM Confident MSC-Rated Medini 9 Will Achieve 80% Immediate Occupancy

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Medini 9, a 21-storey premium office offers 15 storeys of office space, five levels of podium car park and a ground floor dedicated for retail and 2 levels of car parks

Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) certified Medini 9, a 21-storey premium office tower at Medini City was launched by Menteri Besar Johor Dato’ Osman Sapian.

The premium office tower comprises of two wings with each wing having 15 storeys of office space, five levels of podium car park and a ground floor dedicated for retail, making 21 floors in total. In addition there are two levels of basement car parks, delivering a total of 540 car park bays.

Boasting 812,000 square feet of gross floor area and over RM300 million of gross development value, Medini 9 is currently the tallest completed corporate office in Medini City’s MSC Cybercentre.

Built according to Multimedia Super Corridor-status specifications, Medini 9 has both smart and green features such as integrated fire alarm and monitoring system, sophisticated security system, cantilevered glass ponds and solar power for the common areas. With all these high-tech specifications Medini 9 is also a Green Building Index (GBI) certified building.

The diamond-shaped building took 31 months to complete and rises 95 metres from the ground and built without any incident or fatality.

“We are looking at an occupancy rate of 80% and some of the tenants are here with us at the launch,” said Dr. James Tee, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Medini Iskandar Malaysia, the owners of Medini 9.

The tenants include Ernst & Young, Iskandar Investment Berhad, technology and services companies, OK Blockchain Centre, edotco (a telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions provider), DayThree Brandt International, Aegis, Eximus, Geodis, DHL, CO3, Fujikura and online shopping mall, SGShop.

There are also two games developers, Deluxe Game and Okakichi from Japan.
“Medini 9 reflects our aspiration to create a flagship building that is both smart and green and meets sustainability standards,” Dr. Tee added.

The current tenants’ profiles underscore the high-tech positioning of Medini 9.

“We have Telekom, Axiata, Time and Maxis providing a minimum of 100 megabit per second upload and download speeds,” said Dr. Tee and he believes that the high-tech offerings of Medini 9 is a decider for potential tenants to choose the building for their operations as it was for the current occupants.

Medini City is 2,230 acres and has a development timeline of 30 years.

“But already we have 40 high-rise buildings coming up and every year two or three parks are launched, offering greenery and water features for the recreational use of the people that will work and live here,” Dr. Tee said.

The retail space on the ground floor of 15,000 square feet is aimed at attracting businesses with a lifestyle appeal such as alfresco F&B, specialty cafes, a bank, medical clinic and other complementary amenities that will serve not only tenants but the community surrounding Medini 9 as well, said a spokesperson.

Dato’ Osman Sapian when officiating the launch of Medini 9 said that the government will focus on coordinating economic structural reforms to ensure that productivity is better than that achieved by the previous government.

“Medini City has been positioned as the central business district of Iskandar Puteri and as such meticulous planning, systematic implementation of infrastructure and projects are the keys in the development of a city that is competitive against other cities around the world in the climate of globalisation,” said Osman.

“I understand that Medini City has been given the status of MSC Malaysia Cybercentre. With this status, Medini will be able to compete further and along with their vision of Medini as a smart city, it is also well positioned to be a hub of innovation, complementing the Iskandar Malaysia eco-system,” said Osman.

This eco-system includes Johor’s administrative capital of Kota Iskandar, the educational hub of EduCity and the marina of Puteri Harbour where a ferry service operates to the Indonesian islands of Karimun Besar and Batam. A service to Singapore has been on the cards for a while now.

“Hopefully Medini 9 will further enable Medini to continue contributing and support the growth of Johor in which various jobs and educational opportunities for Johoreans with specific skill sets, will be generated as more companies, both local and foreign come in to establish their operations here,” he concluded.

Also present at the launch were Iskandar Puteri’s Mayor, Hj Adib Azhari Daud, diplomats, senior management of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), CEOs of private corporations, GLCs and State Government officials.