Gurney Wharf – A Penang State Project
September 4, 2017
(Taken from stp2.my)
BACKGROUND & CONCEPT
Over and above the concession rights to reclaim 760 acres for the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2, TPD is also reclaiming 131 acres off the Gurney Drive foreshore for the Penang State Government at its own cost. The Penang State Government has made known that a public park, Gurney Wharf, is slated to be created within the 131 acres on Gurney Drive foreshore.
TPD, appreciating how special Gurney Drive is in the hearts and minds of Penangites as well as Malaysians as a whole, took the initiative to commission leading local and international architects to produce a concept masterplan for Gurney Wharf for the consideration of the state government. These experts include Malaysia’s GDP Architects who produced the overall masterplan; Grant Associates for the landscaping and Jerde International for the retail F&B component.
The Penang State Government held a public exhibition on the proposed concept masterplan, articulating the concept through a series of curated images, photographs and illustrations. The public exhibition, themed “My Gurney Wharf”, received highly positive public response on the concept and plans. In conjunction with the exhibition, a press conference was led by Penang State Executive Councillor and Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee Chairman YB Chow Kon Yeow.
The proposed Gurney Wharf concept masterplan encompasses four distinct character areas: Seaside Retail F&B, Water Gardens, Beach and Coastal Grove.