Sumurwang Tower in i-City Malaysia will soon be renamed Mercu Maybank, as the country’s largest banking group has secured office space in the 33-storey corporate tower.
Maybank’s office in Mercu Maybank will serve as an additional permanent alternate office site for the bank to cater to new working arrangements resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, which includes hybrid and remote work considerations for the bank’s various functions and businesses.
Mercu Maybank will be part of the bank’s ongoing business continuity management and resiliency planning to ensure the businesses run smoothly without any disruptions in any event.
In a statement, property developer I-Bhd said the strategic location of its flagship development ultrapolis, i-City Malaysia, helps to attract new investments in high value-added industries, such as financial and information technology.
Spanning across 320,000 sq ft, Mercu Maybank is deemed suitable for Maybank given its premium contactless corporate office design, artificial intelligence security features and GBI certification, which fits with its sustainability commitments.
I-Bhd said i-City has dedicated Internet access powered by a 400G capable high availability network, which can facilitate the development of finance and information technology in the services industry.
In addition to the existing data centre operating since 2008, the group plans to add two more data centres accommodating 100,000 sq ft each to meet the surging needs of cloud computing facilities.