Over 70% of office space at CapitaLand’s 79 Robinson Road taken up

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May 5, 2020 4:19 PM SGT
 79 Robinson Road (centre) is developed on the site of the former CPF Building. (Picture: CapitaLand)
79 Robinson Road (centre) is developed on the site of the former CPF Building. (Picture: CapitaLand)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - More than 70% of the space at CapitaLand’s brand-new office building at 79 Robinson Road has been taken up. The Grade-A office development has a net lettable area of 518,000 sq ft, and most of the low- and mid-zone office spaces have been pre-committed.
Some of the major occupiers at 79 Robinson Road include Allianz, EFG Bank, Howden Insurance, and William Grant & Sons. In addition, CapitaLand will bring in Bridge+, its wholly owned co-working and flexible workspace business unit, to set up 56,000 sq ft of collaborative workspaces.
Most tenants are expected to take over their premises from June onwards, after the end of the “circuit-breaker” measures, and some could move in from 3Q2020.
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 Most of the low- and mid-zone office spaces at 79 Robinson Road have been pre-committed. (Picture: CapitaLand)
Most of the low- and mid-zone office spaces at 79 Robinson Road have been pre-committed. (Picture: CapitaLand)
The office development received its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) on April 28. The office tower is jointly owned by CapitaLand, Mitsui & Co, and Tokyo Tatemono Co.
The development is designed by American architecture firm Gensler, in collaboration with Singapore’s DCA Architects. The building features a pixelated façade with panel sizes of varying sizes and tilt angles, inspired by the algorithm of binary codes. Horizontal façade LED lights within the curtain-wall frames enhance the pixelated effect at night.
“Developed on the site of the former CPF Building, 79 Robinson Road will be one of the most sustainable office developments in Singapore. With its one-of-a-kind, kinetic-like façade, 79 Robinson Road is poised to become a new landmark in the Central Business District,” says Tan Yew Chin, CEO of business parks and commercial, CapitaLand Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
 The Grade A office tower is designed by American architecture firm Gensler, in collaboration with Singapore’s DCA Architects. (Picture: CapitaLand)
The Grade A office tower is designed by American architecture firm Gensler, in collaboration with Singapore’s DCA Architects. (Picture: CapitaLand)
“The completion of 79 Robinson Road on schedule in 2Q 2020, amidst complexities caused by Covid-19 since early this year and the circuit breaker measures since April, is a testimony of our development expertise and collaborative working relationships with the main contractor, suppliers and other stakeholders in the real estate ecosystem,” he says.
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