Hexagon eyes hi-tech companies

14 August 2013, New Straits Times

GEORGE TOWN: ONCE abandoned, the 13-storey building formerly known as Kompleks Adorna Diamond in Jalan Gurdwara has been given a new lease of life.

Now known as Hexagon Tech Park, the building will soon house a state-of-the-art telecommunications and security system and will be the first office and industrial complex in the area.

It’s about five minutes’ drive from Komtar, the seat of the state government.

A total of RM19.8 million was invested in the technology park with 161 units and floor sizes ranging from 65 sq m to 1,858 sq m.

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Through property manager and exclusive leasing agent, Raine & Horne International Zaki & Partners Sdn Bhd, Hexagon Tech park will feature a 24/7 building accessibility, a 24-hour security and high-end, closed-circuit television surveillance, 207 parking lots, four passenger lifts and two cargo lifts.

Senior partner of the firm, Michael Geh, said the new owner of the technology park was targeting tenants comprising professional and high technology firms, research and development companies, software designers, service centres and call centres.

“The key feature of the building is its high-speed Internet readiness which is provided by TIME dotCom Bhd (TIME),” he said after the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn Bhd and TIME at the technology park recently.

Ferrier Hodgson had signed the MoU with TIME to mark their collaboration that TIME would provide 100 per cent fibre-optic based high-speed Internet access.

The MoU was signed by Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn Bhd’s partner Andrew Heng and TIME chief services officer Anand Vijayan.

It was witnessed by Sungai Pinang state assemblyman Lim Siew Khim.

Geh said the technology park would apply for the occupancy certificate (OC) with the Penang Island Municipal Council next month.

“We expect to get the OC in October,” he said.