Southgate is a commercial center developed by Mah Sing in Sungai Besi, a major commercial hub itself. Mah Sing has always been associated with trendy, best quality and prime locations, and this project fits just right within that description.
There are 5 blocks at Southgate, namely Corporate, Apex, Vox, Vertex and Vivo. The Corporate block is where all the office suites are, while the rest are all retail lots, although only 1 block has been launched.
There are different types of space available at Southgate now, which are standard and duplex offices, and 64 retails lots. The office suites are priced at RM550 per square foot, and the retail lots are RM1100 per square foot.
The area is kept cool and clean by having all the parking bays underneath the structure, in the basement level. There are also water features and landscaping throughout Southgate to help cool the areas. Wireless Internet hotspots are also available in most areas to make connectivity easier for those who choose to step outside of their office to do a little work. Its modern European theme gives it elegance in its simplicity.
Southgate is only 5 minutes away from the city centre, what with major roads making it very accessible: Kalan Tun Razak, Jalan pua, Jalan Sungai Besi, Jalan Loke Yew. It can also be accessed through 2 major highways which are the BESRAYA highway and the SMART tunnel.
A commercial centre needs to be where all the action is at, and Southgate is right there. Being in Sungai Besi, where a lot of other commercial and residential areas are, this will mean that they are putting themselves right where there is high traffic. This will be good for retail outlets that decide to make Southgate their home. With people going in and out of the area, they will definitely be able to capture customers.
Southgate is also very easily accessible for those who either work in the offices there, or even regular shoppers, because there are a number of roads that you can choose to access the property.
On the other hand, that same advantage can also be a downer, because this means that there is a high chance of traffic congestion around the area, which could put people off.