RLC tops off iconic GBF Tower

Published August 15, 2022, 3:36 PM

by James A. Loyola

RLC tops off iconic GBF Tower

By James A. Loyola

Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) has topped off its newest Grade A, green office building, GBF Center 1, a high-quality, sustainable development designed to cater to evolving workplace dynamics in the post-pandemic era.

“The GBF towers are envisioned to be a landmark structure along the C5 IT corridor. The building design, technology and green building features are meant to stand out,” said RLC Senior Vice President and General Manager for Offices Jericho Go.

RLC Senior Vice President and General Manager for Offices Jericho Go

He added that, “The development is situated at the gateway of Bridgetowne, the country’s premier destination estate, and is intended to set the tone for the entire complex.”

“Bridgetowne has been carefully master planned to offer the best in class for your live, work, play and inspire experience. In our well designed workspaces we can truly say that work can be fun,” Go noted.

RLC said the office sector of the Philippine real estate industry is expected to take an optimistic turn this year amid the nationwide easing of quarantine restrictions, reopening of borders, and strong recovery of the domestic economy.

Thus, this as “an opportune time to usher in the future of workspace with its most prime office development to date. Locators, who are on the lookout for modern and efficient office spaces in the market, must not miss out on the newest business destination in the metro.”

Iconic GBF Towers 1 & 2

The 30-storey GBF Center 1 will be the most prime office development to date in RLC’s Bridgetowne Destination Estate which is masterplanned to provide Filipinos with best-in-class residential condominiums, a luxury lifestyle center, a premium hotel, and world-class office buildings.

The 30.6-hectare destination estate will also include a four-lane 200-meter bridge that will connect Quezon City and Pasig City, allowing Filipinos to straddle two progressive cities at once.

It has unrivaled accessibility, being located along three major thoroughfares – C5 road, Ortigas avenue, and Amang Rodriguez avenue – and being a stone’s throw away from MRT-connected Robinsons Galleria Corporate Center.

GBF Center 1 is located at the entrance of Bridgetowne and the provision of first-class, modern, and sustainable office building with an iconic frontage is ideal for its position in the heart of leading international business centers.

Keeping in mind the evolving trends and changing needs of office locators, PEZA-registered GBF Center 1 is designed to suit new workplace dynamics in the post-pandemic era and to support aggressive business expansion plans.

GBF Center 1 offers flexible and expansive office spaces with large floor plates of about 2,500 square meters.

It will be sufficiently equipped to support uninterrupted business operations with 100 percent back-up power n+1 configuration for the gensets, and to maintain low idle times with high elevator-to-leased area ratio, which in effect, boosts employee productivity.

GBF Center 1 is calibrated to adapt to the demands of the modern workforce, which will reinforce RLC’s commitment to increasingly go contactless. Some of the modern features within the building include hands free toilet fixtures and QR-activated turnstiles and elevators.

In addition, RLC puts a premium on its tenants’ security and well-being. It will use a visitor management system, implement standard security checks, install turnstiles and destination control elevators, and deploy round-the-clock CCTV monitoring to guarantee a safe experience inside the building premises.

RLC will also install generous provisions for treated outdoor air to deliver ideal airflow rate that exceeds the prescribed DOLE standards.

Aligned with RLC’s sustainability goals, GBF Center 1 is designed to minimize its environmental impact to shape an eco-friendly workplace. The office development is equipped with a rainwater collection facility and LED lights.

Moreover, it supports sustainable lifestyles through the installation of bicycle racks and electric charging stations for electric vehicles, among others.

GBF Center is vying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.