Leading developer goes ‘green’
Property giant Megaworld has a new home in the bustling Uptown Bonifacio, the 30-storey Alliance Global Tower. Its new corporate headquarters, home to some 3,500 Megaworld employees was unveiled at a grand inauguration.
Located along 36th Street corner 11th Avenue in the company’s 15.4-hectare Uptown Bonifacio township in the northern district of Fort Bonifacio, the Alliance Global Tower is a 30-storey glass-clad “green office development” that has a direct connection to the award-winning Uptown Mall.
“For the first time in our 28-year history as a company, we now have our own corporate headquarters. This is a product of the more than two decades of hardwork, dedication and excellence of the 5,000+ employees of the Megaworld Group,” said Lourdes Gutierrez-Alfonso, chief operating officer, Megaworld.
Covering 53,248 sqm of office spaces, the Alliance Global Tower is home to Megaworld and its subsidiary brands Global-Estate Resorts Inc. (GERI), Empire East Land Holdings Inc. and other affiliate companies.
The building’s façade is made of double-glazed glass curtain wall, allowing natural light to penetrate the building but with less thermal heat and good sound insulation.
The building uses an integrated Destination Operator Panel and keycard access system for its eight elevators, allowing smooth in-and-out traffic of elevator passengers and for efficient security monitoring.
Megaworld’s office floors boast of wide working spaces spanning across 2,100 sqm per floor. The office floors have a total of almost 100 meeting and conference rooms as well as training and testing rooms. Each floor features the open office layout, allowing corporate transparency among its employees.
Each floor also features employee lounges: the Wellness Lounges are equipped with treadmills and workout facilities while the Creativity Lounges have facilities for reading and quick meet-ups.
Each lounge also has a pantry with tables and chairs, as well as coffee facilities. Aside from the regular toilets for employees and guests, each floor also has its own toilet for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
At the 26th floor, the Alliance Global Tower features a 1,045 sqm ‘The Great Hall,’ an expansive dining hall and event facility exclusive for Megaworld employees. The building also has its own mother’s station, medical clinic, shower room and a helipad.
The building features a 300-sqm Skygarden at the 18th level, which connects directly to the executive offices and the chairman’s boardroom that can accommodate around 54 people. Another 445-sqm skygarden is located at the roof deck.
The Alliance Hall and VIP Lounge will host internal functions that guests and enjoy the beautiful Bonifacio skyline.
The Alliance Global Tower is a LEED-certified office tower that features integrated façade mechanical design for highly-efficient energy consumption, water efficient landscapes, bike racks and shower facilities and use of non-to-low toxic green cleaning products and pest control strategies.
Last May, the building won the ‘Best Office Development’ award at the 2017 Philippine Property Awards.
The Alliance Global Tower also received the ‘Outstanding Developer for Sustainable Development’ award from the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Philippines) during the 2017 Property and Real Estate Excellence Awards.
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