GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd, an Aurecon Malaysia Group company, has been appointed by Jotun Paints Malaysia Sdn Bhd to design and project manage its 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. The new facility will offer a working environment with collaborative and open spaces designed to embrace more flexible ways of working, while being adaptable to both in-person and virtual interactions.

Aurecon will provide Jotun an integrated range of services, comprising design, architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, specialized 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, said, “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.”

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