Case Study - KL Sports City, Kuala Lumpur

Project data

  • Customer
  • Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB)
  • Area
  • 100,000 sq ft
  • Form of contract
  • Fit out contractor
  • Programme duration
  • 32 weeks
  • Completion date
  • March 2017
  • Architect
  • Populous
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • KPK QS (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd
  • M&E Engineer
  • Perunding Eagles Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd


In 2016, ISG was involved in the multimillion dollar makeover of the former Bukit Jalil Sports Complex – now Kuala Lumpur Sports City – delivering a monumental 100,000 sq ft of facilities, in time for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. The 29th SEA Games hosted over 8,000 athletes and 87,000 spectators from around the globe.

We were appointed by Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) to fit out the facilities across three stadia – the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Axiata Arena and Aquatic Centre – which included 23 VIP suites with lounge and dining areas, 2 Royal Boxes, an entrance foyer, public circulation areas, restrooms and lounge areas, press and media rooms, over 400 locker facilities, and the installation of over 2,500 signage exhibits, over a period of 32 weeks

Bukit Jalil Stadium main2 - ISG
Bukit Jalil Stadium main1 - ISG

The project

Completed in March 2017, the transformation of this immense development required strict compliance with stringent health and safety standards. With 250 ISG site operatives completing a whopping 230,000 work hours without any reported incidents, ISG was awarded for safety performance during a celebration of the project’s 3-million safe man-hours.

This sports centre was nominated for a World Architecture Festival award in 2017 and Bukit Jalil National Stadium was also named "Stadium of the Year" at the World Stadium Congress Awards 2018, held at the Amsterdam Arena.