THE Podium West Tower, a joint venture of Keppel Land Ltd. and BDO Unibank Inc., is on track to be completed by the second quarter of 2019.
Keppel Land and BDO last week topped off The Podium West Tower, a Grade A office tower in Mandaluyong City.
“We are privileged to participate in the growing Philippine economy together with our partner BDO in developing this premier and eco-conscious commercial development. When completed in the second quarter of 2019, The Podium West Tower will meet the growing demand for high quality office premises by multinational and local corporations seeking a strategic and prime address in the heart of the city,” Sam Moon Thong, Keppel Land president for regional investments, was quoted as saying in a statement.
The Podium West Tower has a net leasable area of more than 89,000 square meters (sq.m.) of prime office space.
The development received the LEED Gold Mark (Core & Shell) pre-certification from the US Green Building Council. It is also the first building in the country to receive the provisional Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.
Described as an “eco-icon,” The Podium West is “designed to consume a minimum of 14% less energy and 30% less water than standard building designs.” It utilized environmentally-friendly building materials, and water and energy-efficient technologies, such as a 2,000 sq.m. vertical green wall, a rainwater harvesting system, and a green roof.
Phase 1 of the SM-KL project in Ortigas included The Podium mall and the BDO office tower.
Keppel Land, the property arm of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation, is a residential and commercial properties developer. Aside from Singapore and the Philippines, it has projects in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang