• Capabilities: Business Advisory
  • Sectors: Commercial Developers
  • Region: Asia , Malaysia

Medini Iskandar Smart City

Johor Bahru, Malaysia - In developing their Economic Transformation Program, the government of Malaysia has set a goal of transforming the nation into a high-income economy by 2020. The Medini Iskandar Smart City Development is one of the key initiatives that will help to stimulate economic growth in the south of the country.

2,200

acre scheme

60

million sq feet of new-build development

The Medini project is a 2,200 acre scheme that will see an entirely new commercial and business district built within one of the five zones that make up Iskandar, a huge urban development project in Johor Bahru that covers an area three times the size of Singapore. The project will encompass 60 million square feet of new-build development, a large percentage of which will be dedicated to office and commercial assets. 

Arcadis was appointed in 2013 to help city planners redefine their master plan and commercial strategy, and to provide strategic guidance around how to maximise the value of their development.

By reviewing the business plan Arcadis ensured that the project is aligned to the overall vision for Iskandar and capitalizes on the synergy benefits that would come through from other projects. Our team provided insight into how the built assets delivered, including the future commercial mix, and how they can support the overall business strategy over the next 20 years. It also offered guidance on the sequencing of the development to help raise the profile of Medini and ensure that all revenue streams are being realized as early as possible. With this input, Arcadis is helping to build Malaysia’s first truly smart city and one which will serve as a blueprint for future urban developments across the country.

Outcomes

2,200

acre scheme

60

million sq feet of new-build development

1st

smart city in Malaysia

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