THE Podium West Tower will soon be home to companies from insurance, law, advertising, real estate, trading, entertainment, financing, coworking and consultancy sectors.

The 48-storey Podium West Tower is the tallest Grade A commercial building in Ortigas central business district (CBD). Offering 90,000 square meters (sq.m.) of premium office space, it hopes to attract local and multinational companies who want to have a presence in one of Metro Manila’s CBD.

“Over the years, the Ortigas Center has emerged as a key business hub within Metro Manila. Our expansion of The Podium development to include a bigger retail footprint and a new office component reflects our confidence in the long-term growth of the Ortigas Centre as a premier business hub,” Oh Lock Soon, president of Keppel Philippines Properties, Inc. (KPPI), said in a statement.

The Podium is a joint venture between KPPI, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Land Limited, and BDO Unibank, Inc.

A green building, the Podium West Tower is “designed to consume a minimum of 14% less energy and 30% less water than other standard buildings designs.”

The office tower and the Podium Mall are part of the Podium Complex, which was awarded the LEED Gold Mark (Core & Shell) pre-certification by the US Green Building Council. It is also the first building in the country to secure the provisional Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.