Developer targets 2016 for Wings Towers’ completion
In a bid to offer big local and multinational firms office space for operational purposes in a convenient and spacious building, an edifice, known as Wings Towers, described as ‘first of its kind in Nigeria’, is currently leasing out its 27, 000 square metre billed to open fully on September 1, 2016.
The 12 floors twin building located at the Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, is designed to offer convenience, comfort and security to tenants. The facilities in the building include a 700 dedicated parking space, public restaurant and entertainment deck, a functions desk, podium, basement, penthouse suites, Porte Cochere, banking facility, electrical power is provided to the building at 11kV and up to 3.5MVA, while backup generators are also available.
There is a decentralized Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) air-conditioning system with air-cooled chillers to be provided, 100 per cent for the occupants, installed on 1000 square metres floor above ground level. They are within 12 meters of natural light.
According to Mr. Wallace Wilkins of RMB Westport, a development and management company in charge of the Wings Towers, “nine out of 10 multinational corporations have their head offices in Victoria Island which is also home to many top hotels, shops, restaurants and banks in Lagos.
“We believe that with the facilities available in the tower it will offer both occupants and tenants comfort and ease in doing business. It is a world first class experience for our tenants”, he assured.
On the security in the building, he noted that there are exits through the newly upgraded Ozumba Mbadiwe four-lane arterial route and the private lagoon jetty, with exit tags for each floor. This is to guarantee security and safety of the occupants and security guards will be at every lift point.
He also stated that the entertainment aspect is provided to complement work and help people refresh themselves as against being a distraction.
On their attraction to Nigerian real estate market, he said, “I believe the market is gearing itself for foreign direct investment and so we believe we are prepared for that uptake of companies coming into Nigeria. Lagos always goes through phases; it will always go up and down so we believe at this moment there is a bit of challenge in the environment and we can’t always wait for things to be good, you have to go through the phases on a regular bases to make business work in Lagos.”
The 34 months project, which is has been designed for maximum sustainability and energy efficiency aims to exceed the needs and expectations of corporate occupants whilst upholding an architectural design that takes the environmental impact into consideration. “Pricing is not the main factor in the building, we believe in the feature and functions the building offers, we look forward to welcoming big local and international firms into the building.”