NEWSRLC remains bullish in meeting strong demand for office spacesManila Bulletin | November 11, 2014
Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) remains bullish in meeting the strong demand for office spaces in Ortigas coming from the fast expanding business process outsourcing sector.
According to RLC Office Buildings Division General Manager Faraday D. Go, their two latest office buildings—Cyberscape Alpha and Cyberscape Beta—have only about 20 percent of inventories that have yet to be snapped up by BPO firms.
Go said they do not expect these remaining inventories to last long since RLC office buildings are the preferred address of BPO companies due to their highly efficient designs, strategic location and world-class engineering and building amenities that have attracted major locators including Emerson Process Management, Transcom, Curo Teknika, SAP Philippines, Acquire Asia Pacific, Microsourcing, Grundfos, TPG and many other top companies.
Located between Sapphire and Garnet roads and Topaz and Ruby roads, Cyberscape Alpha and Beta, respectively, offer large floor plates and contiguous spaces with widely spaced columns for flexibility in organizing work areas—making it ideal for BPO or call center-type offices.
Another major advantage to locating in Ortigas Center is the fact that average asking rents are closer to the P650/sqm/month range versus the higher rents at Makati and Bonifacio Global City of P850 to P1,200/sqm/month
Both buildings also have 100 percent back-up power generators, with N+1 redundancy, to ensure that operations are not interrupted during power outages. This is important in the light of a possible power supply crisis next year.
The buildings are near EDSA, Ortigas Avenue and are less than 5 minutes away from the Ortigas MRT station and bus terminals. They are also along the route of FX shuttles and other public transport vehicles, making them easily accessible for employees. Cyberscape Alpha has a GrabTaxi kiosk that provides safe and convenient taxi rides for the building’s occupants and guests.
Both towers have a strong demand from BPO locators because of their accessibility and proximity to the densely populated areas in the North and East of Metro Manila including Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Cainta, Taytay, Antipolo, etc.
Cyberscape Alpha and Cyberscape Beta are also equipped with high-speed elevators, modern building management system addressing security, safety and fire protection, CCTV surveillance, ample provisions for entrance cables of data and telecommunication facilities, multiple telecommunications providers, and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning system for effective operation and maintenance.
For the convenience of its tenants, the ground floor of both buildings feature retail spaces occupied by various food and beverage outlets, a Ministop convenience store in each tower and a branch of BDO Unibank. Cyberscape Alpha also has a Go Hotels branch with 198-rooms, which has a spa and laundry shop.
Cyberscape Alpha and Beta are also within walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops in Metrowalk and the Robinsons Galleria mall where tenants can hold informal meetings or simply to unwind, relax or shop after a day’s work.http://www.mb.com.ph/rlc-remains-bullish-in-meeting-strong-demand-for-office-spaces/