Ortigas & Company launches its newest prime development Ortigas East (formerly Frontera Verde) as a fully integrated mixed-use property designed to bring connected living through accessibility, world-class infrastructures, and eco-efficient facilities.
Given its location straddling the avenues of C-5, Ortigas, and Julia Vargas, the 16-hectare Ortigas East is being positioned as the most accessible urban neighborhood. It is the premier property firm’s next landmark project seen to revitalize the C-5 township corridor, and serve as a natural extension of the Ortigas Central Business District.
The P50-billion redevelopment, which commenced at the start of the year, will be done in three phases. The company is investing P18 billion for the first phase, which will introduce to the estate new office, residential, and retail components.
“Ortigas East is designed to bring connected living in a progressive urban neighborhood. Complemented by an improved road network and transportation access, Ortigas East is going to be metro east’s prime residential, business, lifestyle, and entertainment hub,” Ortigas & Company President and CEO Jaime E. Ysmael said.
The Ortigas East vision
Ortigas & Company partnered with top local and international consultants to bring forward its vision for Ortigas East: a community spacious enough to allow for maximum mobility and complete with utilities and amenities that enable convenience while also minimizing environmental impact.
The developer worked with Callison RTKL for master planning and Langan for seismic analysis. The company also harnessed the expertise of Meralco, Manila Water, and DCCD Engineering to further prepare and enhance the features of the property.
Spaces for movement and leisure
Apart from the efficient and sustainable thrust of its master plan, Ortigas East is allotting 40% of the total property to open space that will be devoted to parks and roads. These are seen to facilitate better accessibility and community convergence in the development.
A multi-modal transport terminal will be built alongside the planned projects to enhance the estate’s accessibility. The transport terminal will allow for easier public commute and will create more entry points to the area. Once complete, Ortigas East will become the most accessible estate in the C-5 corridor, owing to its entry and exit points situated in the Ortigas, C-5, and Julia Vargas avenues.
Inside the estate, road network improvements will also be made to make the property friendlier to pedestrians, bikers, and motorists. Some of the planned projects include more walkways, the construction of a new and wider boulevard that provide more interconnectivity to Ortigas East’s access points. wider boulevard with a total of six lanes for bikes and vehicles, and a four-lane road with median for landscape along the Las Fiestas and Las Tiendas avenues.
A regional mall with 104,000 square meters of gross leasable area will also be built, and will feature global brands alongside fresh and unique concepts in food and shopping. Ortigas East will also be infused with global anchors like Decathlon, the world’s biggest sports retailer.
New center for business and employment
Commencing the first phase of the masterplan, Ortigas & Company will be launching The Glaston Tower, a 34-storey office building that is poised to become Manila’s next prime business address. The Glaston Tower will be the very first office tower for sale by Ortigas & Company, and will provide spaces fit for traditional offices and start-up businesses.
“The Glaston Tower is the first project coming from the Ortigas East redevelopment, and we are excited to bring it to the market. It marks our first foray in the office sales category and we are confident about what it can offer to locators. Tenants of The Glaston Tower will be among the first to experience the new Ortigas East,” Ysmael remarked.
The Glaston Tower will consist of 25 office floors with food and retail establishments on the first few levels of the building. There will eight levels of podium parking space and two levels for basement parking. Unit sizes start at 76.88 square meters to 141.88 square meters, with prices ranging from P13.5 million to P29 million.
Iconic look, low-density design
The tower’s design was created to exude a modern look, with glass exteriors punctuated by deep shades of blue and grey. The design is made to be iconic and will make The Glaston Tower a new landmark in the district.
The Glaston Tower is also built as a low-density space to encourage productivity and inspire a pleasant sense of balance. It will eventually have a sky lobby that is connected to the new regional mall, thus providing tenants with more connectivity to the rest of the estate as well as added amenities.
“Ortigas East is another showcase of our firm’s commitment to building places that enhance people’s lives. It also reaffirms our adherence to top quality and design. We are looking forward to the full realization of the redevelopment, starting off with The Glaston Tower. Ortigas East is going to be the new locus of activity and productivity on its side of the metro,” Ysmael concluded.
Ortigas & Company is one of the pioneers in real estate development in the Philippines. Now on its 86th year, the company continues to build great places for life through its iconic estates for living, shopping, business, and entertainment. It is the developer behind some of Metro Manila’s best-known mixed-use projects: Greenhills, Capitol Commons, Ortigas East, and Circulo Verde. For more information, visit www.ortigas.com.ph or call 633-1580.