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GCU – Aurecon to bring Jotun’s state-of-the-art Southeast Asia R&D facility to life

Parul Dubey on September 21, 2022 - in Corporate, News

Malaysia – GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd (an Aurecon Malaysia Group company) has been appointed by Jotun Paints Malaysia Sdn Bhd to design and project manage its state-of-the-art Southeast Asia research and development (R&D) facility in Selangor, Malaysia. Slated for completion in 2025, the development will bring together staff from Jotun’s regional offices and R&D facilities across Malaysia, under one roof, to enhance collaboration and innovation.

Jotun has 40 production facilities in 23 countries, with 67 companies in 47 countries, and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world. The new facility will offer an innovative working environment with collaborative and open spaces designed to embrace more flexible ways of working, while being adaptable to foster in-person and virtual interactions.

Aurecon will provide Jotun an integrated range of services, comprising design, architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, specialised consulting (e.g. hazard and operability study), as well as end-to-end project and construction management. The team will further leverage digital tools and its digital engineering expertise across the Aurecon network to facilitate a digital-enabled and user-centric approach in bringing this facility to life.

As part of Jotun’s commitment to sustainability, the facility will be built with high quality, environmentally friendly materials, to achieve a baseline LEED Silver certification. The team will also incorporate solar power and climatic considerations including type of finishes and orientation into the building’s design, as well as adopt procurement processes that help to reduce its carbon footprint.

Ir. EG Balakrishnan, Market Director at Aurecon Malaysia shared, “We are thrilled to work with Jotun, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and coatings. Our team will bring our global knowledge and technical expertise to this project, with the aim of creating a future-ready workplace for Jotun that embodies the creativity and innovation of its people.”

Stephane Asselin, Chief Executive at Aurecon Asia said, “We are delighted to play a part in laying a solid foundation for Jotun’s continued growth in this region. This project is a landmark win for our Malaysia business as we continue to expand our presence there. It affirms the strong technical acumen and in-depth experience of our engineers, especially in our ability to deliver a comprehensive and integrated suite of services tailored to their needs.”

With decades of experience in building design and construction, Aurecon has a highly successful track record in delivering property projects of differing scale and complexity globally. In Australia, Aurecon brought to life an iconic, award-winning engineered-timber office building – 25 King Street, Brisbane. In Singapore, Aurecon delivered an energy efficient, sustainable mixed-use development – UIC Building, 5 Shenton Way and a green office designed for the wellbeing of its occupants – Faci Asia Pacific Ancillary Building. In Thailand, Aurecon helped to make the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel a reality.

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