Frasers Centrepoint Singapore has launched Frasers Tower – a new office development that provides a flexible work environment to cater to the evolving needs of the workforce. Frasers Tower’s four unique community zones, coupled with its own park and plenty of greenery will accommodate the working community’s growing needs of work-life balance.
The show suite was unveiled on 7 February 2017 to showcase the workplace that will transform the way tenants work with its unique blend of workspace and nature. Located at 182 Cecil Street, the development has a total net lettable area (“NLA”) of approximately 663,000 square feet (“sq ft”) and comprises a 38-storey Premium Grade-A office tower and an adjacent three-storey cascading retail podium featuring various food and beverage offerings. It is also the first commercial building to be nestled in a park of its own that connects to the Telok Ayer Park.
Commenting on the value proposition of Frasers Tower, Mr. Christopher Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore, said, “Businesses will be attracted to the new landmark as it occupies the prime corridor between the core CBD and upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront development, with complementary retail and lifestyle offerings in the vibrant and dynamic precinct. The appeal of the development is also in its unique blend of workspace and nature designed to inspire a stimulating, innovative and functional work environment. With the reduced office supply in 2018 and beyond, we are confident that demand for Frasers Tower will grow.”
Frasers Tower is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018 and has currently received leasing proposals and strong expressions of interest for approximately 30 percent of the tower. Said Mr. Low Chee Wah, Head of Commercial Division, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore “Rents will bottom in the second half of the year. At the end of the day, we are in the situation where we are completing the building in a strengthening market.”
Frasers Tower will offer tenants conducive and flexible working environments, shares Low Chee Wah, Head of Retail and Commercial Division at the launch of Frasers Tower’s show suite.
Flexible Use of Space Seals First Lease
Frasers Centrepoint Singapore also announced its first signed lease with leading serviced office provider The Executive Centre. The new tenant will occupy an entire floor spanning approximately 20,000 sq ft. In addition to The Executive Centre, companies from the legal services, multi-sector conglomerates and technology firms industries have shown keen interest to secure and relocate to Frasers Tower for its prime location and accessible work spaces.
“Frasers Tower is a prominent addition to our presence in Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is strategically located at the commercial gateway to the core CBD. We are extremely attracted by the flexible workspace and the close proximity to nature. The requirements for workspace is changing and people no longer just work at their desks. We appreciate the community zones and Wi-Fi connectivity across the entire building that will encourage stronger interaction and collaboration. The space is clearly designed with the users in mind and we see the potential of customising our space to meet our clients’ demand for exclusive corporate and recreational spaces,” said Yvonne Lim, Regional Director – Australia, Indonesia & Singapore, The Executive Centre.
The 235-metre tall office building will have floor plates of between 20,000 sq ft to 22,000 sq ft, which are of regular shape and free of interior columns, to give tenants the flexibility to customise their workspaces efficiently. The design of the building also addresses evolving working styles and preferences. For example, the inter-connecting floors promotes greater collaboration and connectivity while the open office areas provide a flexible and scalable workspace that can accommodate up to 300 persons per floor.
Community Zones to Foster Greater Tenant Collaboration
Frasers Tower is designed with a focus on building a vibrant work community. As more employers source for conducive and flexible working environments, Frasers Tower will offer its tenants open spaces in the community zones for their working, social or recreational needs. Various social and recreational activities will also be introduced to boost greater interaction and integration of the working community at Frasers Tower.
Unique to Frasers Tower are four community zones which are designed to promote greater community interaction and integration.
The Sky: Tenants can enjoy tranquillity and panoramic views of the city as they converge at the roof garden to enjoy some downtime.
The Terrace: Located on level 4, The Terrace will serve as a gathering point for the working community at Frasers Tower. Tenants can enjoy a communal breakout area that is ideal for social events, town hall sessions and creative thinking in an uplifting green environment. Tenants can also look forward to a game of foosball at the recreational area, or relax and take power naps at the resting pods.
The Oasis: Located next to the office tower, the 22,000 sq ft retail podium space with roof garden offers a wide range of food and beverage options for the tenants at their doorstep.
The Park: Unique to Frasers Tower is a park of its own which is linked to Telok Ayer Park. The lush greenery offers tenants a relaxing environment to take a breather away from work and to experience dining at the café/bistro located within the park.
Four Community Zones in Frasers Tower
Seamless and Multiple Connectivity
Frasers Tower is easily accessible via various modes of transport. The office lobby of Frasers Tower will be directly connected to Tanjong Pagar MRT station on the East-West line with a two-minute walk via an underground pedestrian walkway. It is also within walking distance to Telok Ayer MRT station on the Downtown Line and the future Shenton Way MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast line.
The building also caters to cyclists who ride to work. A secured bicycle parking facility with 90 lots and other end-of-trip facilities such as lockers and shower rooms will enable cyclists to enjoy a fuss-free transition from their workout to the start of their work day.
Smart and Sustainable Building
Conscious of the need to minimise environmental impact, the BCA Green Mark Platinum office building consists of several environmentally-friendly features. These include a double-glazed façade which provides more thermal comfort and three-metre high floor-to-ceiling glass windows which allow maximum daylight to shine through. The energy efficient light fittings are expected to achieve more than 30 per cent energy savings.
The attractive greenery at the community zones further lowers surface temperature of the building and mitigate urban heat. The 22 high-speed lifts serving office floors will also be equipped with energy-efficient features. To improve water efficiency, the building recycles rainwater to irrigate the building’s flora and to run the water cooling system which is more energy efficient than air-cooled chillers. Additionally, sustainable recycled materials such as green cement, recycled concrete aggregates and washed copper slag are used for non-structural building components and construction.
The Frasers Tower show suite was launched on 7 February. For more information, visit www.fraserstower.com.sg.
* All photos are artists’ impressions.