Pasig—(PHStocks)—Robinsons Land Corp. (PSE: RLC), the property development arm of the Gokongwei group, is putting up an office building for the business process outsourcing industry as part of a mixed-use complex in Naga City, Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region.
Naga is an ideal location for BPO locators. There is strong government and private sector support and a highly proficient talent pool. There are several major universities in Bicol such as Ateneo de Naga and The University of Nueva Caceres.
Telecommunications infrastructure is available from the major telecom providers PLDT and Globe. Naga is only 45 minutes from Manila by air and 6 to 8 hours by land.
To be called Robinsons Cybergate Naga, the office building will be located along Naga Diversion Road cor. Almeda Highway, Barangay Triangulo, Naga City. It will be within the Robinsons mixed-used complex, which has a mall and two hotel chains: Go Hotels and Summit Hotel.
The mall is slated for opening on August 15 this year while the office building is expected to be completed in the second semester of 2017.
“The building is registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as an IT Center. Qualified locators at Robinsons Cybergate Naga may apply for various incentives from PEZA,” said RLC Office Buildings General Manager Faraday D. Go.
Go said Robinsons Cybergate Naga will consist of two office floors plus a recruitment space at the third floor which will be connected to the mall. It will have a gross leasable area of 5,900 square meters.
The office building will have its own lobby at the ground floor and elevators dedicated to its tenants. It is also designed with large and efficient office floor plates and will be in warm-shell hand-over condition.
With the needs of BPO locators in mind, Go said Robinsons Cybergate Naga will have 100 percent back-up power with N+1 provision, and installed with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF/VRV) airconditioning system for flexibility and control.
The building will have fire sprinklers and smoke detectors, CCTV surveillance, and 24/7 security.
Robinsons Cybergate Naga will also have sufficient parking spaces for its tenants and their employees while it will also be accessible to major thoroughfares (Roxas Avenue and Almeda Highway) with 24/7 accessibility to major transportation for the convenience of commuters.
“Within the Robinsons Naga Complex, we have options for expansion should clients need additional space in the future,” said Go.