PRIMEX Corp. said the office and commercial floors of its P5-billion Primex Tower in Greenhills will be ready for turnover by the third quarter this year as the building nears completion.

“The topping-off ceremony brings the Primex Tower a step closer to full completion. Soon, locators will be able to enjoy not only its accessible location but also its panoramic 360-degree view of the whole Metropolis,” Primex Executive Vice-President Karlvin Ernest L. Ang said in a statement.

The company broke ground for its flagship glass skyscraper in 2018. It has since received a Grade A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

“This new mixed-use tower represents the model for our future developments,” Mr. Ang said.

Primex Tower is 50 floors high with 29 levels allocated for lease for office and commercial use. It also has a 10-floor parking area.

The building will also house a five-star hotel Pullman Manila on the top 11 floors. Pullman Manila will have 194 guest rooms, an executive lounge, meeting rooms, function rooms, an all-day dining restaurant at its sky lobby, a fitness center, and a rooftop restaurant and bar.

Primex said the office and commercial floors will be ready for turnover by the third quarter this year, while Pullman Manila will be open to the public by the end of 2023.

The tower was built on a 1,944 square-meter (sq.m.) lot at EDSA corner Connecticut and Florida streets. Primex wholly owned unit Prime Realty Corp. is in charge of its development.

“The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic during the past two years proved to be a challenging adversary for the whole nation, but we at Primex took it head-on and with the dedication and hard work of all the people involved, from the tower’s design to the development and construction process, this iconic building has come to life,” Mr. Ang said.

During the topping-off ceremony, Primex Chairman and President Ernesto O. Ang also said the company has more upcoming projects. Primex will be developing its properties in Tagaytay, Gilmore Ortigas Ave, and Annapolis Greenhills.

Primex shares at the stock exchange closed unchanged at P2.25 apiece on Tuesday. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte