The Glaston Tower: My kind of workspace
It’s been more than a year into the pandemic and by this time, we all know how important it is to prioritize our health and well-being in this new normal. Even businesses will need to step up to make sure their employees are working in modern, healthy, and safe workspaces.
So what kind of workspace should we have?
Nowadays, conversations are dominated by emerging trends, new priorities and work-from-home arrangements. As such, offices are being reimagined and retooled to fit anticipated needs amid and beyond this pandemic. Ultimately, the goal is to find ways for employees to become more productive while still ensuring their health, safety and well-being.
Scores of surveys and researches now highlight the need for sophisticated technologies, bigger spaces for community building among employees and sustainable, green measures that ensure better air quality, access to natural lighting and ventilation, among others.
For example, the JLL Human Performance Indicator showed that the right combination of different workplace aspects such as sophisticated spaces, technology and culture can help elevate human performance—the more varied and innovative the spaces and technologies provided, the higher the workplace satisfaction of employees.
It also showed that acting and thriving as a social hub will be key to the success of the office in the future. The availability of social spaces that promote informal interactions among colleagues such as outdoor terraces, game rooms and on-site coffee shops creates stronger social bonds among colleagues, which positively influence their collective performance.
In the Philippines, innovative minds have long been creating healthy, future-proof workspaces that seamlessly blend these new needs and priorities—even prior to the pandemic.
Ortigas Land’s The Glaston Tower, for instance, best exemplifies the future of workspaces. This recently topped off 34-story office tower presents a smart mix of all the elements employers and colleagues will need in a workspace in terms of convenience and accessibility, form and functionality, as well as safety and sustainability.
First off, The Glaston Tower is located within Ortigas Land’s 16-ha Ortigas East, a masterplanned, mixed-use estate along the bustling C-5 corridor. It has that distinct advantage of having three major thoroughfares surrounding it—C-5 Road, Ortigas Avenue and Julia Vargas Avenue, which will place you near major malls, establishments, institutions and other business districts.
Poised to become a prime business address in Metro Manila, The Glaston Tower will have 25 floors dedicated for premium office spaces that will be well suited for both local start-ups, and the more established, traditional businesses such as consulting and trading companies, law firms and financial corporations.
On the ground floor of The Glaston Tower, one will find food and retail establishments. The sky lobby on the upper level will connect it to a planned mall, thus ensuring utmost convenience as this will provide employees the ease of access to their dining and leisure needs.
That Ortigas Land is currently in the process of obtaining a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification further solidifies its case as a forward-thinking company that values employees’ well-being. A LEED certification helps ensure a healthy and modern environment for its tenants.
And despite the pandemic, Ortigas Land remains on track to completing The Glaston Tower by third quarter of 2023. Those looking to tap this great advantage of locating in an Ortigas Land building and within a strategically located, sustainable estate can snap up the few remaining units at The Glaston Tower.
No doubt that anyone who decides to locate in such a premium office building like The Glaston Tower will surely be primed for success.
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