British architecture and design firm Benoy has won two major contracts in Malaysia.
The deals were revealed at the global business summit organised by the British government at the 'British Business Embassy' at Lancaster House to build partnerships between UK firms and international businesses.
Benoy, which has projects in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has recently opened an office in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur, its ninth global studio.
Benoy is involved in enhancing the development masterplan of KL Metropolis, Kuala Lumpur’s new International Trade and Exhibition District.
Led by prominent Malaysian developer Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd, the development comprises world-class exhibition space, architecturally advanced office buildings, luxury apartments, boutique hotels, a museum, art complexes and a specialist healthcare precinct along with a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
The design concept for this ambitious mixed-use destination is inspired by some of the world’s greatest international urban masterplans.
In addition, one of the largest developers in Malaysia has instructed Benoy to deliver a masterplan for the first transit orientated development in the heart of Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
The concept for EAST Precinct is to successfully integrate a mix of retail, hotel, serviced apartments and office suites within the transport infrastructure to create a unique landmark destination that will form an integral part of Subang Jaya City Centre’s vision for the future.
Graham Cartledge CBE, Benoy chairman, said: "The creative industries are undoubtedly an integral part of the UK’s economic success and future growth, and Benoy is delighted to be a part of this important global summit today.
"As an established British brand, we are particularly pleased to announce our involvement in two landmark projects in Malaysia. Benoy’s first steps into this vibrant country mark an exciting new phase of the firm’s international journey."
The announcements were made as part of Benoy's involvement in the Creative Services summit.
Jacqueline Beckingham, Benoy director, was one of a panel of high profile ambassadors for the UK’s creative industries sector. The day-long meeting is one of 18 high profile summits organised by UK Trade & Investment during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Trade and investment minister Lord Green said: "The strength of the creative services sector in the UK is something of which we can all be proud and I congratulate Benoy on its success in securing major new design contracts in Malaysia.
"With the world's spotlight on the UK this summer we are working hard through the British Business Embassy programme to make sure companies like this are among those capitalising on the unique opportunity we have in 2012 to secure new international business."
Benoy’s work embraces a range of projects including retail, leisure and tourism, urban regeneration, transportation and residential.