Sri Lanka Orion City to expand with new tower

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Orion City IT Park is to be expanded with a 22-floor Orion Towers to be built that will include office space as well as malls, restaurants, hospitality services and gyms.

The new project is envisaged as a ‘city-within-a-city’ and cater to the growing information communications technology businesses in the island.

The developmental master plan of the Orion City IT Park “envisions for its partners a one-stop hub for innovation and collaboration in a space custom designed for business and personal needs,” a statement said.

“A boutique hotel and green eco-decks will also occupy the approximately 350,000 square feet of rentable area in the 22-floor building.”

Orion Development built Sri Lanka’s first IT Park in 2009 aiming to offer built-to-specification commercial and office infrastructure.

Orion City was recently awarded a LEED Silver certification as recognition for building practices and strategies.

The company said it will target a LEED Gold certification with Orion Towers, with its first phase slated for completion in 2017.

Orion City currently extends across a 16-acre property with 550,000 square feet of built up space housing over 6,000 people.

“The company offers a comprehensive solution for the infrastructure requirements of 30 international as well as Sri Lankan top corporates including Virtusa, Pearsons, WNS and SriLankan Airlines. (Colombo/September 17 2015)

 

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