Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Leading property developer SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is set to break ground this month for its newest landmark, ThreeE-comCenter, the latest project of the company’s Commercial Properties Group (CPG).
This 15-storey commercial building will rise within the prime business location of SM’s flagship master-planned development, the 67-hectare Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay City. Similar to its predecessors, ThreeE-comCenter boasts of a dynamic architectural design by Miami-based architectural firm, Arquitectonica featuring semi-circular twin towers with a total GFA of 111,727 sqm.
ThreeE-com is designed to efficiently cater to the daily needs of its tenants offering retail units on the ground and a portion of the fifth floor called ThreeE-com Prism Plaza. The three-level parking podium is located at the second to fourth floors and offices are from the fifth to the 15th floors.
ThreeE-comCenter will cater to the growing demand for office space from the outsourcing industry as well as shipping, logistics and other businesses. This project will continue to establish the E-comCenters as a premier address in Metro Manila given its ideal location and well-planned environment.
“The BPO sector has been one of our major economic growth drivers and it has not exhibited signs of slowing down. This gives us the confidence and motivation to continue pursuing projects like this,” according to Dave Rafael Senior Vice President, SM Prime Holdings Inc. – Commercial Properties Group.
Building on Success
The ground breaking event follows the near completion of FiveE-comCenter, which will formally open in April 2015.
FiveE-com is one among six E-com buildings to rise at the Mall of Asia Complex offering office spaces for BPOs and regular office tenants. FiveE-Com is further linked via bridgeways to predecessors One and TwoE-comCenter and to the Mall of Asia North Parking Building.
It is a 15-storey building composed of a basement and a two-level podium parking, with offices from the fourth to fifteenth floors. The fourth floor Prism Plaza features a landscaped deck and pond which will have both retail and office spaces. The GFA is estimated at 126,907 sqm with a floor area of approximately 7,500 sqm.The external building wrap-around facade is composed of a curtain wall, punched windows and aluminium composite materials.
FiveE-comCenter was likewise designed by Arquitectonica which made a name through its creations of stylish towers that use complex and graphic structural forms. The world-famous, multi-awarded company has among its roster the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Westin Times Square Hotel in New York City, the Lima Marriot Hotel in Peru, Riviera Twin Star Square in Shanghai, and the Cyberport in Hong Kong.
Arquitectonica also designed prime establishments in the country such as the SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, SMX Convention Center, and the SM Megamall expansion and renovation, among others.
E-comCenters: Going Beyond Business
ThreeE-com and FiveE-com are current additions to the six iconic commercial buildings to be constructed under the E-comCenters project of SM Prime CPG. This is part of the company’s effort to transform the MOA Complex into a prime business and entertainment complex.
Aside from accommodating company-locators, the E-comCenters are also envisioned to host conferences, meetings and various social and corporate activities through “The Venue” – an events place, located at the Prism Plaza of TwoE-comCenter, conducive to corporate gatherings, parties, and even more personal assemblies such as weddings and debuts.
The Prism Plaza at TwoE-comCenter is a 5,000 sqm lifestyle center that provides casual Dining Restaurants, Bars and Cafes interspersed with Health and Wellness Centers to be complimented by landscaped pocket gardens and a park-like atmosphere.
The E-comCenters are easily accessible from the transportation hubs located across Mall of Asia. It is also a stone’s throw away from main public transportation line including the MRT, LRT and bus lines plying EDSA. A ferry terminal within the complex will also provide future opportunities for sea travel. The Mall of Asia Complex is also a few minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport within Pasay City.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is the property arm of the SM Group of Companies, which has major business interests in banking and retail sectors apart from property segment. SM Prime has developed key establishments in the residential, office, hotels and other leisure-oriented projects.