Office tower to rise in Mandani Bay

NEW OFFICE ADDRESs. From left, Mandani Bay project director Gilbert Ang, project adviser Jeffrey Lun and sales head Audrey Villa showcase the scale model design of One Mandani, the first office tower to erect in Mandani Bay. (SunStar Photo/Amper Campaña)

A 30-STORY corporate tower that is targeted to serve local and multi-national businesses will soon rise in Mandani Bay, an integrated development in Mandaue City.

Mandani Bay project director Gilbert Ang said the development is targeted towards traditional businesses that are looking for corporate office spaces.

“This is our first office tower. It will have 25 floors of office space and five floors for parking,” he said.

According to Ang, they will not allow tenants from the business process management (BPM) or Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) industries because they want to maintain the tower’s corporate image.

“With this strategic location, we want the first office of Mandani to be more corporate-like,” he said.

One Mandani will initially offer 100 units of office space.

The building is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority and accredited by the Philippine Green Building Council under the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (Berde) program.

Project adviser Jeffrey Lun said they are complying with Berde to make the building more sustainable and environmentally-friendly from the design, glass to building materials.

He said those who will occupy the spaces must also comply with the building’s green initiatives.

Lun said the airconditioning system, for example, should be energy-saving and if there is a bathroom in the office, it has to be a water-saving type. He added they will also encourage recycling once the tenants move in.

“We are looking at this as a long-term sustainable development because we want the building to last and it’s also our responsibility to the environment,” Lun said.

Mandani Bay sales head Audrey Villa said they are positioning to market One Mandani as a corporate tower because they saw a demand from corporate tenants.

“They want a space where they could freely have good traffic within the building. If you noticed, if a building is occupied by most BPM tenants, the elevators are really cramped. So we see this demand and we’re here to address those needs,” Villa said.

Besides selling the office units, Villa said they are also looking for investors who might want to lease these units in the future.

“We’re telling them that this building is sustainable and this is all about changing the way the game is played here in Cebu. We’re trying to come up with a truly unique product which is truly world-class and which in the long run, if delivered right, the investors will really get their money’s worth because they could command higher rent,” he said.

Office space sizes will range from 80 to 396 square meters (sq.m) and are designed as combinable modules.

The office tower also features a helipad and 500 sq.m lobby which can be a venue s for art exhibits, car shows and similar events.

One Mandani is targeted to be completed on the third quarter of 2023. (JOB)


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