Symbolizing its role as the National ICT Solutions Provider and committed to leading Sri Lanka towards the next phase of its digital revolution, SLT-MOBITEL laid the foundation stone for Mobitel’s technologically advanced new headquarters building in Welikada. The property is SLT-MOBITEL’s first state-of-the-art green building, comprising the latest aesthetics and technologically advanced features.
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; 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.
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 start-ups in technology.
Strategically designed to support SLT-MOBITEL’s smart office concept, the building will achieve the highest levels as a technology powerhouse. It will be constructed on a seven-acre site with 175,000 sq. ft. built space with superior energy-efficient, sustainable, and productive facilities. Further, the building will feature a smart work environment, enabling employees with new standard work practices backed by truly modern work aesthetics, essential for 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, and 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, and ACs.
Under Phase 1 of the building project, 100,000 sq. ft. will be constructed with modern amenities, providing a transformational work environment suited for a variety of work pattern preferences fostering better connection amongst the staff further to improve efficiency, productivity, and innovation within the organization. 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.