Property developer Ayala Land Inc. expanded its office leasing footprint in Iloilo with the launch of Atria Technohub within the 21-hectare township development Atria Park District.
ALI president and chief executive Bernard Vincent Dy said in a statement Atria Technohub was envisioned as a BPO campus development that would cater to the growing demand for office space.
ALI initially broke ground on two office buildings totaling 25,500 square meters of gross leasable floor area.
“With the city’s rapidly expanding BPO market, we break ground on Atria Technohub. This is envisioned to be a BPO campus and the business address of choice of top BPO investors in this region,” Dy said.
“The strategic cluster of office buildings, supported by sprawling retail and civic spaces, will not only cater to the rising demand for office spaces but will also significantly contribute to the vibrant local economy,” he said.
Dy said Iloilo is one of the preferred locations for local and foreign BPO investors because of the high quality of education, which could support the expansion of offices all over the city.
ALI said Iloilo has become a rapidly emerging market with the domestic economy being driven by a wider range of industries including agribusiness, tourism, BPOs, trading activities and service-driven firms including banks, educational institutions, hospitals, among others.
ALI said Atria Technohub would continue to uphold the Ayala brand of architecture and building systems while keeping sustainability in mind particularly in how the natural landscape is incorporated in the design.
It will have open spaces and walkways that will make pedestrian mobility within the property as seamless and convenient as possible, it said.
ALI ventured into Iloilo City in 2012. Since then, Atria Park District has become one of Iloilo City’s major residential, commercial, business, educational and medical hubs with Qualimed, Seda, Avida, The Shops at Atria and Ateneo de Iloilo among its tenants.