RLC prepares next gen office towers

Robinsons Land Corp., the Gokongwei-owned property developer, is preparing the next generation of office towers designed to be future-ready and responsive to the evolving preferences of the market.

These include GBF Tower 1 and Tower 2 which will be located in its premier destination estate development known as Bridgetowne in the cities of Pasig and Quezon City.

GBF Tower 1 and GBF Tower 2 will have a combined gross leasable area (GLA) of approximately 113,000 square meters. 

GBF 1 has a typical office floor plate of close to 2,500 sqm while GBF 2 would have a larger floorplate of about 2,900 sqm, said vice president and head of leasing for Robinsons Offices JP Balboa.

Furthermore, as added features, the towers will have an advanced destination control elevator system with a high elevator to leased area ratio. 

The combination of technology and the right number of elevators will result in a very short elevator waiting time.

Balboa said this translates to low idle time and helps increase productivity of the workforce.

In the near term, the township aims to have seven office buildings, a shopping mall, a five-star hotel and premier residential condominiums, with a landmark bridge and a light art installation called The Victor as its centerpiece.

Moving forward, RLC also plans to further increase accessibility to Bridgetowne by deploying a point-to-point shuttle service to connect Bridgetowne with RLC’s mixed-use integrated development in Robinsons Galleria along EDSA by 2022. 

In terms of health and safety features, the buildings will also have contactless features such as hybrid metal detectors with thermal scanners, automatic alcohol dispensers in strategic locations within common areas, and infrared activated faucets, urinals, and soap dispensers inside toilets.

Bridgetowne is located at the heart of the C5 IT corridor which hosts one of the highest concentrations of IT-BPM companies. It straddles the border between Quezon City and Pasig City.

In all, the township is accessible via three major thoroughfares in Metro Manila namely: Ortigas Avenue, Amang Rodriguez and C5, making it convenient for its tenants.