Mobitel to build technologically advanced headquarters in Welikada
The foundation stone for the new building was laid with the participation of Rohan Fernando, Group Chairman, SLT; Lalith Seneviratne, Group Chief Executive Officer, SLT; Kiththi Perera, CEO, SLT; Chandika Vitharena, CEO, Mobitel; Priyantha Fernandez, COO, SLT, Saman Abeysekara, CAO, SLT; Shashika Senarath, CMO, Mobitel along with the presence of Senior Management of SLT-Mobitel, Urban Development Authority officials and well-wishers.
|SLT-Mobitel officials laying the foundation stone for the state-of-the-art Mobitel Headquarters.
On completion of the building all operational offices of Mobitel scattered in the city will be brought under one roof, saving substantial cost in return. Further, one floor of the building will be dedicated to R&D and innovative startups in technology. The new building will achieve the highest levels as a technology powerhouse and will be constructed on a 7-acre site with 175,000 sq. ft. built space with superior facilities that are energy-efficient, sustainable and productive.
Further, the building will feature a smart work environment, enabling employees with new normal work practices backed by truly modern work aesthetics, essential for employee physical and mental well-being. In addition, the establishment of the property will further bolster SLT-Mobitel’s vision in transforming Sri Lanka with future-ready technologies such as NB IoT, AI, Big Data, 5G.
The new Mobitel Headquarters building is designed as an energy-positive building and one that will produce more clean and renewable energy throughout its lifespan. As the first-ever green building for SLT-Mobitel, the group expects to achieve the coveted Platinum Green Rating from the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL). With its focus on sustainability and intelligent smart features, the building will feature the latest energy-efficient lighting, power and cooling systems including a rainwater harvesting system, wastewater treatment plant, energy-rated glass facade, energy rated electrical fittings, lifts, ACs etc.
Under Phase 1 of the building project, 100,000 sq. ft. will be constructed with all the modern amenities. During the subsequent phases, other facilities including parking, reception and a modern restaurant and clubhouse conveniences, recreation areas consisting of a swimming pool, sports facilities and residential apartments, landscaping and road networks will be developed.