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Broadway Malyan completes masterplan for mixed-use development in Medini

posted 3 Oct 2011, 06:31 by Straits View   [ updated 3 Oct 2011, 18:19 ]

03 OCTOBER 2011 , BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDEX

Broadway Malyan has delivered the concept master plan for a Malaysian complex that will support a new US$130m (£84m) Pinewood film studio.

GCD Media Village in Medini is designed to provide a home and catalyst for creative industries in the region as well support services for the future regional film industry. It will be located close to to the Medini business district, where Broadway Malyan is also carrying out masterplanning.

The Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios film and television production facility project is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs.

The practice has also just completed the concept masterplan for the wider Medini project, which will create a series of mixed-use communities over a 1,000 hectare area.

The masterplans are for client Global Capital & Development. Broadway Malyan said that they drawn inspiration from the surrounding landscape, which includes one of the largest areas of mangroves in South East Asia, and a waterfront.

Director of masterplanning Ed Baker said: “They will result in the delivery of a sustainable business community, and maximise connections with key catalyst projects already underway in the area, including the new Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, the University of Newcastle’s new medical campus, and future transport infrastructure.”

The Medini project is part of the larger Iskandar development plan, one of the Malaysian government’s key flagship projects covering an area of over 2,217 square kilometres.

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