12 Mar, 2012
Singapore, 12 March 2012 – Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), Singapore’s largest integrated mixed-use development in the new downtown, today announced that it has signed up three new tenants at its office Tower 3. With the addition of the three tenants – Rio Tinto, Fitness First and The Regus Group – to other tenants that have signed leases, Tower 3 is now over 800,000 sq ft pre-committed.
Mr Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive Officer of Raffles Quay Asset Management (RQAM), the manager for MBFC, said, “MBFC continues to attract prominent tenants from different industries including the financial sector, energy and resources companies, as well as service providers. Our latest tenants – Fitness First and The Regus Group – underscore our commitment to create a self-sufficient business ecosystem within MBFC. These new services, coupled with MBFC’s strategic location and premium quality as well as our portfolio of prestigious tenants, reinforce MBFC’s position as one of the leading business and financial centres in Asia.”
Leading international mining group Rio Tinto will be moving its staff in Singapore into MBFC Tower 3 and will occupy 46,000 sq ft over one and a half floors. The Rio Tinto Group comprises Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company headquartered in the UK, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Its major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals and iron ore.
Those working at MBFC and the vicinity can look forward to a 13,000 sq ft gym by Fitness First. This new Fitness First club will have several variations that will set itself apart from its other clubs in the Central Business District (CBD) such as an open concept Spin Class that will run in 30-minute intervals during lunch and evening peak periods on weekdays.
The Regus Group
Companies looking for a temporary or semi-permanent office space at MBFC can look forward to Regus’ new 16,000 sq ft centre. A provider of innovative workplace solutions, Regus will offer fully furnished, equipped and staffed offices, a business lounge, world-class business support services, meetings, conference and training facilities and access to the largest network of public videoconference rooms.
The 46-storey MBFC Tower 3 will offer about 1.3 million sq ft of prime Grade A office space under Phase 2 of the MBFC development. Towers 1 and 2 under the first phase of MBFC were fully leased ahead of completion. Other tenants that have signed leases at MBFC Tower 3 include Ashurst LLP, Clifford Chance, DBS, McGraw-Hill and WongPartnership. Phase 2 of Marina Bay Link Mall, located on the first three floors of MBFC Tower 3, will offer new dining options including a Food Loft by NTUC Foodfare.
RQAM manages MBFC and One Raffles Quay (ORQ), which together host a stellar line-up of companies including American Express, Barclays Capital, BHP Billiton, Macquarie Group, Nomura, Prudential Asset Management and Standard Chartered Bank at MBFC and Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, Ernst & Young, UBS and Thomson Reuters at ORQ, to name a few.
Occupying a prime waterfront location in the heart of the Marina Bay precinct, MBFC is an exciting lifestyle hub with a seamless integration of residential, business and retail facilities. The retail component, the Marina Bay Link Mall, adds to the round-the-clock buzz from surrounding attractions at Marina Bay.
For more information, please contact:
Fleishman-Hillard for Raffles Quay Asset Management
DID: 6424 6362
Director of Marketing Communications
DID: 6654 1376
About Marina Bay Financial Centre
Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) sits on a prime 3.55 hectare waterfront site at the heart of Singapore’s new downtown. The tenant-centric design of this purpose-built financial centre combines the best in form and function, making it a key draw for businesses and befitting Singapore’s position as a global financial hub.
Developed over two phases, MBFC offers a breathtaking blend of three distinguished office towers with nearly 3 million sq ft of prime Grade A office space, two residential towers comprising 649 luxury apartments and penthouses as well as approximately 176,000 sq ft of retail space to meet the daily convenience of our business community and residents.
MBFC Phase 1 comprising office towers 1 & 2 and Marina Bay Link Mall is jointly owned by Hongkong Land, K-REIT Asia and Suntec REIT, while MBFC Office Tower 3 and the two residential towers are jointly developed and owned by Cheung Kong (Holdings), Hongkong Land and Keppel Land.
MBFC achieved the Green Mark Gold for its office towers 1 & 2, Marina Bay Residences and Marina Bay Suites, as well as the Green Mark Gold Plus for its office tower 3 conferred by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore. These awards recognise the efforts made by the developers to encourage sustainable design practices. This makes MBFC one of the few developments to win more than one BCA Green Mark award.
For more information about Asia’s best business address, please visit the MBFC website @ http://www.mbfc.com.sg
Raffles Quay Asset Management
Raffles Quay Asset Management (RQAM) was established in 2001 to manage and market projects jointly developed by Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, Hongkong Land and Keppel Land Limited – three of Asia’s most experienced property developers.
RQAM manages One Raffles Quay and Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), two premium developments in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay that account for approximately 4.5 million square feet of prime Grade A office and retail space in the Central Business District of Singapore. This forms the largest collective prime Grade A office space in Singapore.
As the manager, RQAM ensures the world-class facilities at these two developments are maintained to the highest standards, befitting the “Asia’s Best Business Address‟ positioning for MBFC, the largest integrated mixed use development in Singapore‟s new downtown.
RQAM also oversees the ongoing development of the MBFC project, which includes MBFC Tower 3 and luxury condominium Marina Bay Suites, scheduled for completion in 2013, managing the contractor and consultants to ensure the safety, quality and timeliness of construction. RQAM also manages the retail leasing and mall management of Marina Bay Link Mall (MBLM), the retail component of MBFC.