BHIRAJ BURI Group, a leading property development and management company, launches the second phase of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), together with BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC with the investment of more than Bt6 billion to expand the usable space for exhibition and conference by more than 32,000 square meters. The expansion is designed to prepare for the growth of exhibition and conference business and capture the golden location in Sukhumvit-Bangna area. Highlighting the convenient transport network, the location has the potential to be developed and expanded in the next 2-3 years. The company is confident that the expertise of BITEC personnel, its architectural prowess and world-class engineering system will draw the customers worldwide to use the services of the project.
Dr. Prasarn Bhiraj Buri, Chief Executive Officer of BHIRAJ BURI Group, said, “with our brand belief and determination to think forward for lasting customers’ satisfaction BHIRAJ BURI Group has seen that Sukhumvit- Bangna area has steadily enjoyed the expansion every year, namely residential projects, transportation, department stores and office buildings. Therefore, the company has seen the potential to expand the exhibition and conference business including the office building and offices. The company has gained the expertise in developing land and rental office building in Bangkok for more than 30 years including UBC II Building and BHIRAJ Tower at EmQuartier, which is a mixed use development, scheduled to be completed late 2014, to prepare for the expansion of manufacturing industry in the eastern corridor of Bangkok to prepare for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) and related businesses after an advent of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.”
Ms.Panittha Buri, Managing Director of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), gave additional details about the operating result of BITEC “In 2013, the company achieved the occupancy growth by 27 percent. With the potential, readiness to service and the steady expansion of exhibition and conference business, together with its capacity in developing real estate projects and expertise in running the exhibition and conference center for more than 16 years, BITEC has seen the opportunity and been ready to move towards the next step of success. Therefore, the company invested in the second phase of BITEC on an area of more than 37,800 square meters. Coupled with the existing usable space for exhibition at 32,000 and conference at 5,800 the total BITEC’s exhibition space will expand to 70,000 square meters. The construction is scheduled to finish by 2016.”
“The second phase of BITEC boasts an open space with additional four large exhibition halls which are adjustably connected. The massive space can accommodate the large-scale exhibition and concerts with 25-meter-high ceiling in one of the Halls and floor loading capacity of more than three tons. Featuring three convention halls, 12 conference rooms and 35 locations to load merchandises to streamline the process to transfer goods, the project also provides for taxi and coach terminal and a diversity of dining options. Helicopter deck is exclusively available for the participants. Parking space, with the capacity of 2,600 cars, expands through the three-storey basement, marking the equivalent to 94 Olympic sized swimming pools. When combining with the first phase, the parking lot will have the capacity to accommodate more than 5,000 cars both indoor and outdoor.”
Khun Pittipat Buri, Executive Director of BHIRAJ BURI Co., Ltd. updated the progress of the project and the investment while showing the potential of BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC that, “BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC is a Grade-A office building showcasing aesthetic modernity under the concept “Simplicity & Connectivity” With the exceptional quality of building design, modern-simplicity landscape, high-standard construction, superior engineering and innovation as well as enormous office space more than 32,000 square meters, we can offer the best value for every lifestyle and demand. Also on the 29th Floor, there is the first sky roof garden with the area of 2,200 square meters to lend a relaxing vibe and environmentally friendly atmosphere. Located in the promising location at the heart of the business center in Sukhumvit and Bangna, BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC is surrounded by full facilities such as conveniently accessible transport. The building is connected to Bang Na BTS skytrain and within a short distance to Bangna-Trad Expressway and Sukhumvit Road. The reasonable rental rate of the office building is competitive when compared to other office buildings in ASEAN region.
Dr. Prasarn Bhiraj Buri, CEO of BHIRAJ BURI Group, concluded, “BITEC aims to be one of the world best exhibition and conference centers by 2020. And we have seen the opportunity to expand the exhibition and conference business both at home and abroad. And from the survey and research findings, we strive to develop the venues and our staff to be constantly up-to-date and ready at all times. We hope that the second phase of BITEC and BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC, scheduled to be completed by 2016, will further expand the business in Bangna area, thanks to the total usable space of more than 720,000 squarer meters. The company wishes to receive support and positive feedback from trade exhibition organizers, participants and visitors from both domestic and abroad who will be thinking of BITEC as their first choice for international exhibition and conference.”
Due to its diversity and potential of the exhibition and conference center of BITEC and BHIRAJ TOWER at BITEC under the management and vision of BHIRAJ BURI Group, the company’s management is confident that the company will be one of the business groups that will drive the economy in Bangna neighborhood and of the entire nation.