KEPPEL Land, Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Hongkong Land jointly celebrated the topping out of Tower One at Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) yesterday. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan was guest of honour at the event.
Tower One achieved a 100 per cent pre-commitment rate when it was launched in 2007. Standard Chartered Bank is an anchor tenant and will be taking up 500,000 sq ft of office space. The 33-storey building will obtain its temporary occupation permit next year.
Towers Two and Three have secured pre-commitment rates of around 45 per cent and 55 per cent respectively. This translates to a pre-commitment rate of 61 per cent for the first two phases of MBFC.
Together, the three office towers will offer about three million sq ft of prime Grade A office space. MBFC also comprises retail space and two residential towers.
There has been an increase in leasing enquiries for space at MBFC in the past few months, said Raffles Quay Asset Management general manager Wilson Kwong.
Marina Bay has attracted investments of more than $27.5 billion from both the private and public sectors so far.
Source: Business Times, 30 July 2009
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