The 19-storey International Corporate Plaza is envisioned to be Western Visayas’ most state-of-the-art, facility-packed ‘green’ office developmentProperty giant Megaworld is launching a new office tower in Iloilo Business Park, with 301 prime office units for sale to businesses, start-up companies, and established enterprises that want to set up operations in Iloilo’s newest ‘central business district.’
The 19-storey International Corporate Plaza offers prime office spaces ranging from 26 square meters to 65 square meters. With an average price of P155,000 per square meter, 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.
Another skygarden will be found at the tower’s rooftop, providing a refreshing, tranquil views of the bustling cityscape as well as Guimaras Island.
“So far, this will be the most modern and state-of-the-art office 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,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Iloilo Business Park.
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. Keycard-enabled turnstiles will provide enhanced security for the building’s main lobby, and 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,” adds Palmares-Fong.
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.
The country's largest office developer continues to help companies grow, prosper in the Philippines
Even well before its 30th year in operations, property giant Megaworld Corp. is already the largest developer and landlord of office spaces in the country, and touted to be the first Philippine real estate firm to build up such a massive inventory in this segment.
With an estimated 1.3 million sqm of gross leasable office spaces by yearend, Megaworld offices became viable destinations that served as home to some of the biggest names in businesses and industries as well as multinational companies that found these spaces suitable for their stringent requirements.
At one point, Megaworld offices enabled certain industries, still in their infancy then, to thrive and grow such as the IT-business process outsourcing sector (IT-BPO), now one of the country’s largest sources of private employment and a key driver of Philippine economy.
Megaworld to open P350-million Transport Hubs to support the projectProperty giant Megaworld is set to open its Transport Hubs this year to serve the requirements of the region’s first Premium P2P service in Iloilo Business Park.
The P350-million Iloilo Business Park Transport Hubs will have two terminals – one for departures and another for arrivals – that will be strategically located along the township’s Megaworld Boulevard, just in front of the Festive Walk Mall.
Each terminal, sitting on a 4,000-square meter lot each, will feature its own Traveler’s Lounge, an airconditioned facility where passengers can relax and wait for their trips at the Departure Terminal, and also wait for their transits or pick-up vehicles at the Arrival Terminal. Each lounge will have shower rooms and toilets, all for the convenience of departing and arriving passengers.
At the Traveler’s Lounge of the Departure Terminal, passengers will also have the convenience of booking and purchasing their tickets at its own Ticketing Booths. It will also have Breastfeeding Stations, and Free WiFi access.
Each terminal will also have its own Food Park where passengers can indulge in wide array for food choices while waiting.
At the second and third level of each terminal, 200 parking slots will be made available for free.
“We aim to provide world-class and convenient service in land transport for the local and international travelers in and out of Iloilo City. Hopefully, this will serve as a model for other transport hubs in the region,” says Jose Arnulfo Batac, head of estate management, Megaworld.
LTFRB Region 6 is rolling out the first Premium Point-to-Point Buses in Western Visayas tomorrow, July 11, with Iloilo Business Park as its main hub in Panay Island.
The project is part of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), a flagship program spearheaded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Around 106 P2P buses, equipped with the auto-pay system, will be launched on July 11, serving the following routes: Iloilo Business Park to Iloilo Airport, Iloilo Business Park to Roxas Airport, Iloilo Business Park to Kalibo Airport, and Iloilo Business Park to Caticlan Airport (Boracay), and vice versa.
At the same time, the LTFRB Region 6 will also simultaneously launch other modernized PUVs composed of 365 taxis and 165 jeepneys, which are also equipped with the auto-pay system.
“We thank the LTFRB Region 6 for this partnership, and we hope that we are able to contribute to the success of this modernization campaign for the betterment of the country’s transport industry. All of our townships, especially those in urban centers, serve as convergence points of motorists and commuters. Thus, we integrate transport hubs in our developments to meet the transport needs of the local community,” explains Batac.
Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao District, Iloilo City is a 72-hectare integrated urban township that is home to rows of residential towers, state-of-the-art office towers, the Festive Walk Mall, the 1.1-kilometer Festive Walk Parade, two first-class hotels (Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and Courtyard by Marriott, the Iloilo Convention Center, the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), and the rising Commercial and Boutique Hotel District.