KMC opens in Podium West Tower
The concept of the ideal workplace has changed dramatically in the past few years. The tradition of working in tight-knit office spaces and having streamlined work hours are losing relevance among professionals today, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the NCR, vacancy rates have been recorded at 12-15% for commercial real estate, suggesting that people are moving away from traditional workspaces in favor of the alternatives.
Flexible working spaces, for instance, allows companies to more easily meet and collaborate with others in the same space, making it the ideal choice for freelancers or entrepreneurs who depend and thrive on building a network. Additionally, flexible lease terms and a scalable workspace that can grow or shrink to fit any need makes flexible office spaces very attractive for companies looking to ‘rightsize’.
In the Philippines, co-working spaces have been growing in popularity for a few years. The latest of which is the launch of KMC’s coworking space and private offices for rent at the Podium West Tower in Ortigas, Mandaluyong.
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Flexible workspace solutions firm KMC Solutions has teamed up with Singapore-based and internationally renowned design agency Contrast Design to bring a different class of workspace to life in the new Podium West Tower located in the heart of the Ortigas CBD in Mandaluyong city.
Spanning the 26th and 27th floors of Podium West Tower, KMC’s new flexible workspace aims to provide the ease of walking into a fully furnished instant office, complete with all the office essentials one may need including scalable seating options suited to different sizes of business.
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The new spaces are designed with adaptability in mind, seeking to provide the ideal working environment for companies of all types, for businesses who want shorter-term leases as well as those who may want to transition to larger or smaller teams in the future. The vast coworking space with flexible monthly terms, productive environment and the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded individuals make it perfect for freelancers and entrepreneurs, while the flexible shorter terms leases are attractive for companies that don’t want to be locked into a lease long term.
“With businesses most likely transitioning to a hybrid work setup, flexible workspaces could easily fill this gap in providing the appropriate venues and environments for work — as well as making these ideal office environments easily accessible and convenient to get to,” Michael McCullough, CEO of KMC, said.
“Businesses will still want a space to come back to post-pandemic but will have to ‘rightsize’ or re-evaluate how much space they will actually need/can utilize. Flexible workspaces provide as the perfect solution for this, enabling businesses to flexibly scale up or down. Businesses then only end up paying for the space they need, making it more cost-effective,” Gian Reyes, KMC Vice President for Marketing, added.
Its strategic location within the Ortigas Business Hub also makes it attractive for companies who wish for an accessible office location. Lifestyle amenities such as parks, hotels, schools, and hospitals are well within reach.
Meanwhile, KMC Podium West Tower itself aims to provide a scenic and unique office space with the use of several green and natural elements like natural light in its design. The staff is comprised of highly trained admin and IT support onsite, ensuring KMC’s Never-Go-Down Network is available for all tenants at all times.
The building is pre-certified with the LEED Gold Mark by the US Green Building Council and awarded the provisional Green Mark Gold award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, proving that it is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable development, which also currently sits atop a 5-storey luxury mall.
Michael McCullough, CEO of KMC Solutions, said, “With sustainability becoming a rising priority in building design and construction, KMC wanted to base its flexible workspaces at locations operating at a globally recognized standard. The KMC Podium West Tower successfully takes on the challenge towards innovative sustainability, having been pre-certified with the LEED Gold Mark by the US Green Building Council and awarded the Provisional Green Mark Gold by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. This makes our Podium office space sustainably-designed, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient, becoming the new gold standard for built environments.”
Most importantly, the KMC team has worked with private contractors, certified in ensuring cleanliness and sanitation at medical-grade standards, to ensure the health and safety of its tenants. State of the art sanitary and cleaning equipment is used on disinfecting the rooms and spaces, with procedures such as UV-Light treatment and decontamination misting in place to create an office environment where tenants can get their work done with peace of mind.
KMC Solutions is an ISO-Certified provider of flexible workspace solutions and staff leasing services in the Philippines. The company boasts of the country’s largest network of serviced offices and coworking space, with facilities across Metro Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Iloilo. Headquartered in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
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