SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING14 Jan 2022
CapitaLand, Mitsui and Tokyo Tatemono mark the official opening of 79 Robinson Road
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Photo 1: 79 Robinson Road, the latest Grade A office development in Tanjong Pagar, marked its official opening today.  At the ceremony, guest-of-honour Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development & Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration (first from left) slotted a piece of acrylic to complete a building sculpture in the likeness of 79 Robinson Road.  He was accompanied by (from left to right): CapitaLand Investment Group CEO Mr Lee Chee Koon, Tokyo Tatemono Asia Managing Director Mr Ryutaro Nishimura, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) CEO Mr Koji Nagatomi and CapitaLand Investment Chairman Mr Miguel Ko. Photo: © CapitaLand

Photo 2: 79 Robinson Road is a 29-storey building with a net lettable area of about 518,000 square feet.  It is a recipient of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award – one of the highest green accolades for buildings in Singapore. Photo: © CapitaLand

Singapore – 79 Robinson Road, the latest Grade A office development in Tanjong Pagar central business district (CBD) near the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront, marked its official opening on 14 January 2022. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development & Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration before an audience of about 100 persons who took part in-person or virtually, including representatives from the building owners, consultants, contractors and tenants.

The 29-storey building with a net lettable area of about 518,000 square feet is jointly owned by CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. Designed by American firm Gensler in collaboration with Singapore’s DCA Architects, it is a recipient of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award – one of the highest green accolades for buildings in Singapore.

79 Robinson Road is home to some 16 multinational companies from diverse sectors such as banking, legal, insurance & financial services, business consultancy, IT, aviation, media and telecommunications. They include Allianz, BOC Aviation, EFG Bank, Equinix, Ericsson, Howden Insurance, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and William Grant & Sons. The Sky Village on Level 27 and Level 28 – an exclusive duplex office space curated for a single tenant – is occupied by Boston Consulting Group.

Complementing the building’s core workspace offerings, Bridge+, CapitaLand’s flexible workspace and community platform, operates 56,000 square feet of collaborative spaces at 79 Robinson Road that are also accessible by tenants of the building. To date, 79 Robinson Road has secured close to 93 percent in committed occupancy.

Mr Chris Chong, CEO of Retail and Workspace (Singapore and Malaysia), CLI, said: “The successful completion of 79 Robinson Road during COVID-19 would not have been possible without the support of the authorities and our joint venture partners Mitsui and Tokyo Tatemono.  We are delighted that our esteemed tenants have chosen this building as their new address, attracted by its excellent connectivity, premium building specifications, sustainable features, core-flex offerings and strong focus on wellness and community.  We are heartened by the strong leasing interest in 79 Robinson Road, as well as in the newly completed CapitaSpring, which reflects CapitaLand’s ability to meet evolving workspace needs amidst robust demand for quality workspace in prime CBD locations.”

Mr Shinichi Kikuchihara, Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Development Business Unit, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., said: “79 Robinson Road marks our second collaboration with CapitaLand in Singapore after Galaxis in one-north, and we are very pleased with the success we have achieved through the partnership. Together with our joint venture partners, we warmly welcome our tenants to this new office landmark in Singapore’s CBD.”

Mr Fumio Tajima, Managing Officer and Overseas Business Division Director of Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd., said: “79 Robinson Road marks our first joint venture project in Singapore and a Grade A office development in the CBD, which we’ve worked on hand in hand with CapitaLand and Mitsui. As work norms change, an office has to be more than just a workspace to attract and retain talented individuals. We are therefore pleased to integrate lush greenery, community spaces and environmentally friendly features here in order to create more holistic and fulfilling workplace experiences for our tenants.”