By: Jennifer P. Rendon
PROPERTY giant Megaworld has made owning a corporate address right in the middle of Iloilo City’s business center possible.
This, as Megaworld announced on Wednesday the launch of a new office tower in Iloilo Business Park.
The International Corporate Plaza is a 19-storey tower that offers 301 office spaces ranging from 26 square meters to 65 square meters.
And the best thing about it? “We’ll be selling these office spaces to businesses, start-up companies, and established enterprises that want to set up operations in Iloilo’s newest central business district,” said Jennifer Palmares-Fong, Iloilo Business Park’s vice president for sales and marketing.
It will have an average price of P155,000 per square meter.
She added that the offering will be Megaworld’s first in Visayas and Mindanao.
Palmares-Fong said the International Corporate Plaza was borne out of the demand of businesses and enterprises that intimated desire to do business in Iloilo.
Citing that it would be a good investment, she said that the offices won’t just be run-of-the-mill spaces.
The tower will house “managed facilities” at the 6th Level, that include two boardrooms, three meeting rooms, co-working and breakout areas, an executive lounge, and a skygarden.
“These facilities will be independently managed for the enjoyment of the office tenants and their employees,” Palmares-Fong said.
Another sky garden will be found at the tower’s rooftop, providing a refreshing, tranquil view of the bustling cityscape, as well as Guimaras Island.
“So far, this will be the most modern and state-of-the art tower in Western Visayas where companies, including entrepreneurs can own their office spaces and enjoy its generous facilities never been seen before in any office building in the region,” Palmares-Fong said.
To rise within the township’s 9-hectare Commercial and Boutique Hotel District, the International Corporate Plaza will also have a four-level parking podium, retail spaces and arcade area at the ground floor.
And speaking of trendy and contemporary amenities, keycard-enabled turnstiles will be utilized to provide enhanced security for the building’s main lobby while RFID cards will be used to secure the parking areas.
The new office tower will also be fiber optic-ready, and equipped with its own seismic detection and monitoring system, building management system (BMS), 24-hour Security and Fire Command Center, fire security system, and a 100% back-up power facility.
“One of the main highlights of the tower is its enhanced security and safety features, another first in Western Visayas,” Palmares-Fong said.
Aside from the skygardens, the International Corporate Plaza will also be highlighted by other green and sustainability features that include the use of LED lightings in the tower’s common areas such as hallways, lobby and amenity floor; use of dual flush-type water closets in common toilets, and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for proper waste segregation and recycling.
The tower is expected for completion in 2024. The company is expected to generate P2-billion in sales from this new office development.