With a gross development value of RM11billion, Bandar Rimbayu will be an integrated township with residential, commercial and recreational components spread over four precincts namely FLORA, FAUNA, BAYU and COMMERCIAL HUB. Situated adjacent to Kota Kemuning Shah Alam, Bandar Rimbayu’s strategic location makes getting in and out of the township easy. The township will have excellent road connectivity via 5 major highways. The Lebuhraya Shah Alam (KESAS) and Lebuhraya Kemuning Shah Alam (LKSA) give residents easy access to Subang, Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Puchong, Shah Alam, Klang and many other parts of Klang Valley. Two other major highways nearby are South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) and Expressway Lingkaran Tengah (ELITE). SKVE links Bandar Rimbayu to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Kajang while ELITE provides easy accessibility to KLIA and the southern region. Another highway flanking this township is in the pipeline – the proposed West Coast Expressway (WCE) which will link Banting to Taiping, Perak and when completed, will further enhance connectivity to the west coast of Malaysia. With such accessibility, visiting friends and relatives will be easy.
Within the township, connectivity will be seamless with excellent linkages from residential components to the commercial hub, and bicycle tracks/walking paths easing connections between the precincts. Cyberspace connectivity gets no-hesitation priority here, with high-speed broadband connectivity plans about to leap off the drawing board and become user reality. Environmental sensitivity and sustainability will be top of mind when architects take up the greening challenge. The guiding principle influencing design will be to create, to sustain and preserve rather than take away from the environment. More than 50,000 trees, palms, shrubs, flower garden, aquatic plants, herbs and climbers will be planted around THE ARC, another green move that affirms IJM’s commitment to greening the environment.
In the future, land parcels for buildings will use green elements and architectural design that contribute to sustainable solutions. Rainwater harvesting for selected type of properties will be identified; installation of solar panels will also reduce the consumption of electricity. Abundant use of green trees will regenerate oxygen whilst providing landscaping allure. The creation of numerous creeks and canals, whilst adding scenic charm will further cool the environment. IJM LAND’s architects and town planners guided by the principle of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) have enlisted “defensible space” solutions to make Bandar Rimbayu surroundings safer for the community. The aim is to create a sense of ownership and responsibility for the homeowner’s piece of community by focusing on territoriality and natural surveillance.
Small cluster housing arrangements, territorial fence demarcation, well-lit paths, dedicated entrance and security checkpoints with limited card access for selected parcels are strong deterrents against intruder break-ins. Traffic calming within precincts whereby integration of road hierarchy, humps and pedestrian walkways will control traffic speed, ensure pedestrian safety and lower traffic. All these restrictive, protective features also ensure that children can run freely and play outdoors safely in this neighbourhood. Parcels of land have been allocated for future primary and secondary schools, a police station, fire station, government clinic and community halls. Residents can easily travel to various large malls in Sunway, Subang Jaya or Klang, and two golf courses in the vicinity ensure avid golfers can frequently enjoy their favourite game. The pivotal centre for Bandar Rimbayu residents’ collective social activities will be THE ARC. Embracing a sizeable communal green space, THE ARC will be a living and evolving education showcase of sustainable approach.