Kenanga Wholesale City

Jalan Merlimau, Kuala Lumpur


A mall located in Pudu in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Kenanga Wholesale City is 17-storeys high with approximately 500,000 sf of nett lettable space predominantly for the wholesale fashion trade. It also has a multi-purpose hall located on the 15th floor which can host events and concerts. The whole complex sits on highly weathered limestone bedrock with most of the bored piles penetrating through multi-layer cavities before a thick firm solid rock layer can be found. Piles with 8 m separation socketed into the rock did not find any bedrock even up to a depth of 80m, therefore this pile was designed as a skin friction pile.

Design Consideration/Service Provided

Geotechnical/Foundation Design


  • Bored Piles into Limestone
  • Contiguous Bored Piles as Temporary Shoring and Permanent Wall of Basement


  • 3 Levels of 14-m Deep Basement

Structural Analysis & Design
  • Large Complex for Retail
  • Reinforced Concrete Structure
  • Prestressed Concrete Structure
Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
  • Earthworks
  • Road and Drainage System
  • Water Reticulation
  • Sewerage Reticulation
Architectural Design