McKinley Hill: A Worker's Haven

Posted by Kirhat | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | | 2 comments »

McKinley Hill

The new township of McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio isn’t just home to future residents of its upscale high-rise projects and the posh McKinley Hill Village; call center and business process outsourcing (BPO) employees are also calling it their comfort zone, according to a recent survey.

More than 5,000 workers at BPO firms and multinationals now hold office at the McKinley Hill Cyberpark, including 3M Philippines, Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, DDB Media, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, Holcim, Ingram Micro, Safeway and Transcosmos Logicall.

Fifty-nine percent of the survey's respondents rated their working conditions at McKinley Hill Cyberpark as 'very good' while 77 percent also said their office atmosphere was 'very good.' When asked to compare its standards to the Makati and Ortigas business districts, 66 percent admitted that it was again, 'very good.'

Overall, 61 percent would recommend McKinley Hill Cybperpark to relatives and friends as a good place to work, and an impressive 91 percent foresee working at the Cyberpark for a long time.

Megaworld FVP for Business Development Jericho Go was 'very pleased' with the results. "This validates our initiative to create a campus-type cyberpark, with lots of open spaces and greeneries to make it conducive for highly productive work 24 hours a day, seven days a week," he noted.

It comes as no surprise since these workers have a lot to look forward to as well, according to Go. Several companies at the Cyberpark have expressed interest in Woodridge Residences, another priority project of Megaworld. "This is expected to enhance the ability of BPO firms to retain their staff," he says. Woodridge is a dorm-type condo that targets BPO employees as tenants. A high-rise project, Stamford Executive Residences, is already under construction and will surely offer long-term lease opportunities as well.

To make it easier for McKinley Hill employees to reach their workplace from major roads and vice versa, Megaworld affiliate First Oceanic Property Management Inc., allocated last year close to PhP 100 million for the establishment of CityLink Coach Services, Inc., a public transportation system for its business and residential projects.

CityLink also collaborated with transportation groups and set up a terminal for employees and residents of McKinley Hill Cyberpark. The buses now ply the Eastwood City to Newport City route via C5. Small coaches also serve companies at selected hours, enabling passengers to board the MRT or north and southbound buses at EDSA with ease.

The unveiling of the Venetian Mall later this year also promises more dining and retail options for McKinley Hill Cyberpark’s professionals.

Developed by Megaworld Corp. – the country’s number one developer of BPO office spaces – McKinley Hill Cybepark is eyeing completion of six new buildings this year: the 8, 10, 18, and 20 Upper McKinley Road towers, the 8 Park Avenue building B, and the Commerce & Industry Plaza.

"Megaworld will be delivering a lot more than our long-standing commitment of two towers per year to the BPO industry in McKinley Hill for 2009," Go promised. "These six new buildings alone signify how strong Megaworld’s commitment is to accelerate further the growth of the BPO industry in the country."

The company offers locators naming or signage rights, depending on the extent of their office space requirements, in any of these six buildings. The naming and signage rights add prestige to company locators and aids their branding efforts, explained Go.

BPO firms and other companies that want their employees to be continually happy and productive, like the ones on this survey signifies, must highly consider locating at McKinley Hill Cyberpark. Please call 912-0708 for leasing options or log on to www.megaworldcorp.com.

2 comments

  1. GPARTHA // November 25, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

    thats awesome

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