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One Galle Face development marks completion of One Galle Face Tower structure

Redefining Colombo’s business workspace, the prestigious internationally developed and managed mixed-use development project by the Shangri-La Group, celebrated the topping-out of the One Galle Face Tower on Thursday, June 21. The exclusive One Galle Face Tower, which is nearing completion, is scheduled to begin operations during the second quarter of 2019.

As the One Galle Face Tower nears completion, the prime and upscale work space is available for rent and prospective tenants are now able to view the prototype of the office suite. With the signing of maiden tenancy agreements with ZTE Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and Softlogic Life Insurance PLC, the One Galle Face Tower is expected to be Colombo’s most sought after premier business hub.

“It brings us infinite pleasure to reach this point, where we are able to unveil the prototype of office suites at the One Galle Face Tower. We have been working tirelessly to ensure that all needs will be met, and that the One Galle Face Tower will provide the necessary facilities to uplift and redefine business, corporate and lifestyle spaces in Colombo. In keeping with international protocols, we are dedicated to ensuring luxury, convenience and a seamless work experience to our tenants”, said Ms. Callie Yah, General Manager of Shangri- La Hotels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

The One Galle Face development is four-fold, comprising One Galle Face Mall, One Galle Face Tower, The Residences at One Galle Face and the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. As a premier lifestyle destination, One Galle Face is a fully integrated development venture that incorporates extensive retail, dining and 5-star hotel amenities to provide all its guests, tenants and visitors an all-inclusive experience comprising convenience, connectivity and luxury.

One Galle Face Tower offers 540,000 sq.ft of premium office space that spans over 32 levels combining sophisticated design and facilities that are on par with global trends, in the heart of Colombo’s commercial district. The One Galle Face Tower is centrally located with absolute ease of access, near main public transport hubs, key government institutions, hospitals, banks and hotels, and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Colombo City and Beira Lake with Colombo’s urban recreational hot spot, the Galle Face Green.

Utilising floor to ceiling glass perimeter windows, the One Galle Face Tower will be awash with natural light from its spectacular surroundings. The contemporary and sophisticated workspaces offer an efficient 17,450 sq.ft on each level with virtually column-free rectangular floor space and core design allowing tenants a well-organised, modern and flexible office layout. Interconnectivity between floors is facilitated through thoughtfully placed knockout panels.

One Galle Face Tower is set to provide seamless workspace, providing fiber-optic connectivity, 100% back up power, a fully integrated Building Management System, high speed lifts and parking with dedicated VIP drop off points. The Tower also meets all international fire safety and security regulations, a condition that goes without saying.

The One Galle Face Tower has also taken efforts to increase the sustainability in its core design concept by utilising double-glazed, low e-coated perimeter window glass that provides natural light while cutting out excessive solar radiation and thus saving energy. The complex is targeting to achieve the “Singapore Green Mark – Gold Standard” by means of improving air quality, energy efficiency and supporting conservation efforts.

With more long-term plans to expand its business within Sri Lanka, the Shangri-La Group is steadfast in contributing to the economic growth and the future of Sri Lanka. The One Galle Face Tower is geared to be the beacon that will redefine modern day business and lifestyles which will position Sri Lanka as a bourgeoning hub in the South Asian region.

One Galle Face is Colombo’s most prestigious internationally developed and managed mixed-used development project by Shangri-La, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group. With over 95 hotels and resorts around the world, Shangri-La is regarded as one of the world’s best hotel ownership and management companies.

Comprising four structures, the One Galle Face Mall, Residences at One Galle Face, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo and One Galle Face Tower, One Galle Face combines both the service and hospitality of Shangri-La hotels with vibrant retail and entertainment offerings, elegant living and a premier office space.

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