Orion Towers breaks ground

Orion 1 - Jeevan GnanamHaving introduced Sri Lanka’s first IT Park in 2009, Orion Development, took its first steps towards the next milestone in the sector – Orion Towers, a state of the art, environmentally friendly, three-phase development in the heart of Colombo which commenced construction recently.

Since its inception Orion City has sought to transform the scope of built-to-specification, cutting edge, commercial and office infrastructure through its philosophy of combining innovatory technology and international standards with a keen intuition for the needs of businesses. 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 Sri Lankan Airlines.

Orion Towers is the company’s most ambitious undertaking under the greater developmental master plan of the Orion City IT Park. This master plan envisions for its partners a one-stop hub for innovation and collaboration in a space custom designed for business and personal needs. At Orion Towers users will have access to gymnasiums, retail malls, dining options, and hospitality services, which will merge to become a micro-city catering to their every need. A boutique hotel and green eco-decks will also occupy the approximately 350,000 square feet of rentable area in the 22-floor building.

Located in Colombo 09 on Baseline Road, Orion Towers offers close proximity to the bustling metropolitan of the country’s commercial capital. The building’s design draws inspiration from the Orion belt, perhaps the most distinct and familiar constellation in the night sky. Three towers at a formidable height of 110 metres will rise above the Colombo skyline, redefining the norms for IT infrastructure in Sri Lanka.

Orion 2 - Kumi Miranda“Our vision for Orion Towers is very future-forward,” said Chief Executive Officer Jeevan Gnanam.

“We have always strived to be the preferred provider of infrastructure for commercial purposes and have met with success because we believe in pushing the boundaries to ensure that our services are the best in the industry. Orion Towers is a manifestation of that philosophy, in that it will-for the first time in Sri Lanka-offer a holistic environment for our clients to completely focus on their business needs.”

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

With its constantly evolving set of services and facilities the park has created a work-conducive atmosphere for over 6,000 heads based at the park.

Orion City was recently awarded a LEED Silver certification, with recognition for best in class building practices and strategies. The company will target a LEED Gold certification with Orion Towers, with its first phase slated for completion in 2017.