With a Bt1-billion budget, TCC Capital Land, the property arm of TCC Group, is embarking on a new era for the Empire Tower, taking Bangkok’s Sathorn district to new heights as a commercial hub.
“It’s the global trend for mixed-use building development to meet the tenants’ demand,” Wallapa Traisorat, senior executive vice president of TCC Land Group, said yesterday. “With our mission, we will create a new synergy, combining business and retail space as one. As a result, the Empire Tower will represent Bangkok’s most buzzing business epicentre.”
A new landmark will appear on Sathorn Road when the property is transformed. A nine-storey building will go up in front of the Empire Tower main office building as a lifestyle centre.
The new building will feature a hybrid of modern and contemporary architecture to facilitate convenient connectivity, business exclusivity, new lifestyles and green landscaping.
The 58-storey Empire Tower, the largest office building in the country, will be renovated to harmonise with the retail centre. The construction and renovation process was commenced early this month and is scheduled for completion in early 2014.
As it is located at the intersection of Sathorn and Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin roads, customers will enjoy easy access, connecting directly from the tower’s second level to the Chong Nonsi Skytrain and Sathorn MRT stations.
On ground level, there will be an outdoor walkway canopy at the entrance with sunken court access.
The project will provide a wider and separated drop-off area and concierge, similar to a world-class hotel.
From the conservatorium main lobby, there will be a smooth connection between the business tower and retail space, with access to higher levels through double-storey escalators and a turnstile security system.
With more than 8,500 square metres of space, the retail building will feature a neo-classic, elegant executive lounge. The main intelligence room will accommodate 200 people and there will be six small meeting rooms.
Tenants and customers can select from a wide range of famous restaurants and bakeries, as well as |world-class gym facilities.
Virgin Active will open its flagship health club in the Empire Tower, boasting some of the most advanced equipment, innovative group exercise classes and outstanding facilities in a spacious, premium setting.
In almost four storeys of the retail building covering 4,000sqm, the highlighted facilities of the club will include a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy room, mountain-climbing area and capsule sleep section.
Besides the synergy of business and retail space, the complex will offer business network synergy for corporate tenants. Privilege Club members will offer benefits to their clients including company procurement. The members can also network through the Empire Leaders Club.