Sky high success awaits at DDT
A typical employee is said to spend 2,087 hours a year at the office. That said, it is only fitting to create office spaces that would inspire efficiency at work, while still allowing employees to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle.
Gone are the days when employees can be crammed in a windowless room without giving much consideration if the space is even conducive to their productivity. In recent years, more developers are creating work spaces that promise comfort, convenience and accessibility. Some meanwhile are taking it a notch higher, designing sustainable and environment-friendly structures.
A commuter’s dream
Metro Manila is filled with office workers who are always in a mad rush to get to work. As if that is not stressful enough, congested roads and an unreliable public transport system add to the anxiety of one who needs to clock in at a specific time.
Office spaces along major thoroughfares or are near transport hubs are heaven-sent to employees who need to commute to the office every day. Imagine getting to your workplace hassle-free, unfrazzled and still with much energy and vigor, thanks to an easy-breezy commute.
No more parking wars
Those who are lucky enough to bring their own cars to work are not spared from headaches either. Some buildings, unfortunately, do not provide enough parking areas for tenants.
Employees, therefore, end up paying exorbitant parking fees at nearby car parks or, because they are left with no choice, risk parking their vehicles on side streets. This also compromises the safety of office workers who will then have to brave the dark streets at night to go to and from their cars, especially for those who work the graveyard shift.
Nine hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year. We may not like the idea but there’s no denying that we spend more waking time in the office than anywhere else—sometimes, even more than in our own houses. Most of the time, the workplace is almost like a second home.
These days, many office buildings offer breathing spaces such as pocket gardens, roof decks with ample greenery and spacious yet comfortable lobbies that are inviting and appealing, and which give tenants some sort of pride and empowerment.
Certainly, one cannot expect an employee to just sit on the desk the entire day with quick bathroom breaks in between. Doing so is like placing one inside a cage, which is not only brutal, but extremely unhealthy as well.
Employees need areas where they can relax for a while, stretch their legs or take a breather when work gets more stressful than usual.
Never go hungry
Some employers are considerate enough to provide catered meals for their employees. Others, meanwhile, do not even have a small canteen or pantry area, leaving workers on their own to forage for sustenance.
Property developers that incorporate dining and retail features in their buildings ensure that tenants have enough options for their meals. A well-fed workforce, after all, is a productive and inspired one.
The Philippines lies along the “Pacific Ring of Fire” which makes us vulnerable to earthquakes. Over the years, we have suffered a history of destructive, frequent earthquakes that have led to devastation and loss of lives.
Thus, it is but smart to choose a high-rise that promises safety and security for its tenants and locators. Some real estate developers now also employ state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the structural integrity of their projects.
Rising along Edsa is DDT Sky Tower, DataLand Inc.’s first foray into the office space segment. It lies within walking distance to the MRT station and a few minutes away from some of Quezon City’s entertainment and leisure centers including Eton Centris, SM North Edsa, Trinoma, Araneta Center, Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato’s famed cafés and restaurants.
The total leasable office space of 115,000 sqm is reportedly the biggest in the industry. Office units are designed to be modular and can be easily modified to suit the needs of its locators. DDT Sky Tower is accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority and is also targeting to secure a LEED certification.
The 60-storey skyscraper is the property developer’s flagship property under DataLand Offices. DDT Sky Tower promises to transform Quezon City’s skyline and, more importantly, give rise to employment opportunities on this side of the city.
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