One Raffles Quay
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|One Raffles Quay|
|Location||Raffles Quay, Singapore|
|Owner||Hongkong Land, K-REIT Asia and Suntec REIT|
|Management||Raffles Quay Asset Management|
|Roof||North Tower: 245 m (804 ft)
South Tower: 139.9 m (459 ft)
|Floor count||North Tower: 50
South Tower: 29
|Floor area||234,000 m2 (2,520,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kohn Pedersen Fox
|Developer||Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, Hongkong Land and Keppel Land|
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, One Raffles Quay (ORQ) consists of the 50-storey North Tower and the 29-storey South Tower, totalling about 1.3 million square feet of prime grade A office space. The building was purpose-built for banking and financial corporations in August 2006.
ORQ is home to international banks such as RBS, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, Societe Generale Private Banking and UBS, as well as renowned professional services firms Thomson Reuters and Ernst & Young. It also has a host of world-class amenities and is directly linked to Raffles Place MRT Station via a Retail Link.
ORQ was awarded the 2008 Prix d' Excellence in the 'Office' category by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) for embodying excellence in all aspects of development including construction, brokerage, facilities management, marketing strategy, impact on the local community and benefit to the environment.
The construction of ORQ was regarded as a major engineering and technical feat, given the constraints of the site and presence of a MRT line running beneath its North Tower. It was awarded the Building and Construction Authority's Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Award in May 2008.
In 2009, ORQ was also awarded the Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority for its sustainable features.
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