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"The HP Global IT Campus at Cyberjaya is a demonstration of a socially responsible and highly productive campus based on the principles of sustainability." Dato' Redza Rafiq, managing director, Cyberview Sdn Bhd

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Businesses involved in the development and manufacture of modern computer technology have very specific needs and high expectations in terms of the infrastructure and facilities they need to operate successfully.

Cyberjaya, Malaysia's premier cybercity, provided the combination Hewlett Packard, one of the largest multinational technology companies in the world, was looking for: access to a strong IT resource base, a large pool of multilingual educated workers, state-of-the-art infrastructure and a central location.

Developer Cyberview has been involved in the process of providing a customised office campus and data centre for Hewlett Packard (HP) in Cyberjaya.

The new HP Global IT Campus is on a 28.46 acre site to accommodate approximately 4000 employees. The campus offers almost 55,733m² of floor area, which will comprise an IT/finance building, a call centre, a multipurpose hall and a cafeteria. To balance the office space, the campus will also include extensive open and green areas. In addition, 1800 car parking bays will be provided.

The site is envisaged as a high-performance workplace that will foster a strong sense of community with features that reinforce collaboration, workforce development and a work-life balance. To encourage collaboration, the campus is planned around a neighbourhood concept, with focus rooms, touch-down and grove areas providing informal working spaces, and halo rooms to facilitate global co-operation.

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Workforce development is provided for through a learning and development centre that incorporates 360 configurable seats. To encourage a healthy work-life balance, the HP Global IT Campus includes a variety of recreation spaces, comprising basketball, badminton and squash courts and a gymnasium. An employees' lounge and 1200-seat cafeteria will also be provided.

Architecturally, the campus has a modern aesthetic that has been designed to be timeless, says Cyberview's managing director, Dato' Redza Rafiq.

"The facilities here are all to be non-hierarchical in nature, but each will be differentiated subtly, while still working with one another to create a cohesive whole," he says.

The urban planning and building design scheme of the campus meets the practical green attributes of the Malaysian Standards code of practice on energy efficiency and use of renewable energy for non-residential buildings, with the aim of achieving an energy index lower than many conventional office buildings.

To achieve this standard, campus buildings have a north-south orientation, away from the glare of the evening sun; with service cores and utilities on the east and west sides of the building, serving as buffers to the work areas in the interiors. Double-glazed performance glass on the facade optimises daylight, minimises heat gain and ensures a good acoustic quality. A light shaft in the centre of each wing allows daylight to infiltrate the buildings. Materials, both for the buildings and landscape, are selected for the appropriate solar reflectivity index to reduce the heat island effect. Atriums and efficient mechanical systems inside the buildings create natural cross ventilation for comfortable temperatures and optimum air quality in the indoor environment.

Permeable materials are used in hard landscaped areas for stormwater management whilst rainwater is harvested for use in toilets and irrigation. In addition, about 90% of materials to be used on the site are sourced locally and recycling is encouraged during the construction phases. Local plant species will be used as much as possible for landscaping and fertile topsoil is being conserved during construction for later use.

For more information, contact Cyberview Sdn Bhd, SME Technopreneur Centre Cyberjaya, 2270 Jalan Usahawan 2, Selangor, Cyberjaya 63000, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 8315 6111. Fax: (+603) 8315 6160. Website:www.cyberview.com.my

First published date: 21 September 2009

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Tenant Hewlett Packard Property Name HP Global IT Campus Location Cyberjaya, Malaysia Year Completed Q3, 2010 No of storeys 6-storey HP IT and finance block; 6-storey call centre block; cafeteria block; 2-storey multipurpose hall and training centre Land area 28.46 acres Gross floor area 55,733m² Parking 1800 bays Air conditioning specifications Supply from a District Cooling Plant Project manager Opus International (M) Sdn Bhd Lead architect, master planning and interior design consultant Neuformation Architect Architect RAM Architect Sdn Bhd Consulting engineers Ingenieur Bersekutu Sdn Bhd, ZNVA & Associates Sdn Bhd Contractor Pembinaan Ikhasas-Merak Sdn Bhd Developer and building owner Cyberview Sdn Bhd