A modern workspace that inspires collaboration

Thursday, 3 January, 2019

Datacom - Rethink Talent

How Instant delivered a modern, collaborative and culturally inspired workspace in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, giving Datacom employees an inspiring place to work.


Datacom was situated in a fringe location for a number of years. The company wanted a new office in a central Kuala Lumpur location to better attract talent and be closer to its clients.


To find, facilitate and fit-out a branded and contemporary workspace for 150 people within a   3-month delivery deadline.

  • Imminent lease end, resulting in tight timescales
  • No corporate real estate team in the local market, resulting in limited expertise and resources
  • The need to attract and retain top quality staff demanded a high-quality and modern workspace solution
  • To create an office environment to complement Datacom’s brand and working culture and also reflect the local landscape and heritage
  • To ensure flexibility through an extendable 3-year lease
  • Combining market insight and local agent/landlord relationships, Instant conducted a whole market search to find suitable options in Kuala Lumpur Sentral
  • Instant negotiated preferred terms on Datacom’s chosen space to meet its budget requirements


Instant delivered an end-to-end managed solution in a 13,500 sq. ft workspace comprising: 

  • A prime KL Sentral location
  • Complex, high-speed fit-out completed to enable occupancy within the required timescales
  • Utilised our local supply chain and independent procurement platform to enable accelerated and low-cost delivery, despite high spec
  • Bespoke, modern and vibrant interior design including ample breakout and collaborative space to foster a strong work community
  • Strengthen and differentiate brand: An office design that is dynamic and meld-able to suit Datacom Malaysia’s working culture, urban demographic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Attract, retain and enable talent: Modern, community-focused workspace enables teammates to connect and has made the office a desirable place to be in
  • Increase speed to market: Bespoke, high-quality fit-out delivered within 6 weeks
  • Enhance financial performance: Low-risk, bespoke option with fixed TCO, achieved below the equivalent serviced or co-working solution
  • Focus on core: Instant handled everything, leaving Datacom free to focus on core business
With 52 years’ experience in providing consulting and technology realization solutions, Datacom is one of Asia Pacific’s leading IT-based service providers, with over 5,200 employees across ASEAN, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas.
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