By Vincent Mariel P. Galang
PROJECT T recently launched its second facility in Bonifacio Global City, in response to the strong demand for its serviced office and co-working space.
During the soft launch of the new facility in Twenty-five Seven McKinley last Dec. 5, Project T officials said they took notice of the feedback from clients at its first facility in Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center.
“Sometimes, if you get a negative feedback pwede mong i-turn [you can turn it to] as positive to make it… be closer to perfect,” Alvin Terrence G. Hong, of Project T, told BusinessWorld.
Kevin D. Cabrera, information technology director of Project T, said feedback signals that the clients care about the company by pushing them to improve the business.
Compared with its competitors, Project T aims to be more flexible when dealing with clients.
“We’re more flexible… Wala pa kong client na nag-no na ko [I have not said no to a client before]. May discount, s’yempre, hindi naman ‘yung hindi mo na kaya [Of course, there are discounts that are still reasonable], but in terms of pricing, in terms of length ng contract, whether it’s an hour, a day, weekly, monthly, or a year, we provide that,” Nicole Dacula, vice president of Project T, said during the same interview.
Ms. Dacula said the company also tries to retain the “feeling” of a small company by taking good care of its clients.
Spanning 2,300 square meters (sq.m.) or two floors, Project T’s new facility has a total capacity of 500 seats of serviced office space. There are three classifications: A — premium, spacious office space at the corner with big or small windows; B — office with windows but is not located at the corner; and C — simple office space with no windows.
Unlike the first facility which had more B and C offices, the new facility has more premium spaces due to strong demand.
Project T’s co-working space on both floors can accommodate up to 50 people. It also offers virtual offices for those clients who do not need a physical office yet.
The hub will have conference rooms, meeting rooms, training rooms, an event space, and pantries. There is also a game room, gym with shower area, sleeping quarters, a clinic and a lactation area.
Some rooms can also be converted into yoga/zumba/dance studios, or movie rooms, or whatever format a client needs.
Project T’s internet connectivity allows for connection between the two facilities, but has a speed of over 250 megabits per second (mbps) only in the second building. There are in-house technicians prevent online interruptions 24/7.
Rates range from P1,500 per month for virtual offices and P5,000 per month for the co-working space. For office spaces, the rate ranges from P14,000 to P20,000 per seat.
The second facility will be fully operational by January 2019.
Project T is planning to expand to other areas in Metro Manila, possibly Alabang, Mandaluyong, or Pasig by first half of 2019. There are plans to expand nationwide within the next two to three years.
Founded in 2017, the Filipino-lead office space and co-working space provider caters to different types of companies, especially the start-ups.
Project T also offers other services like staff leasing, human resources, payroll, and business registration.
By Vincent Mariel P. Galang