Tianhe CBD office buildings win regional honors

chinadaily.com.cn Updated: August 18, 2021

A total of 35 office buildings in the central business district (CBD) in Tianhe district, Guangzhou were rated as super first-rate or first-rate business office buildings, accounting for 60 percent of the city's total awarded office buildings.

The list of awarded office buildings was released at a building economy development summit in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which was held in Guangzhou on Aug 10.

Guangzhou had 17 office buildings rated as super first-rate and 40 as first-rate. Among the super first-rate office buildings, 14 are from the Tianhe CBD.

There are currently 124 business office buildings in the Tianhe CBD, with a total combined floorage of more than 14 million square meters. Among them, 71 buildings have an annual tax revenue of over 100 million yuan ($15.43 million) and 17 have an annual tax revenue of over 1 billion yuan. Sixty-one buildings have received a total of 213 awards or certifications.


Office buildings in the Tianhe CBD. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]

In recent years, the Tianhe CBD management committee has been improving its building management services and optimizing the business environment.

It issued the Tianhe Standards to improve the buildings' sustainable development in 2017, becoming the nation's first to implement sustainable building management in line with international and Hong Kong standards.

The standards were further improved in 2020 and included indicators like public health, waste classification and 5G applications that reflect current social development requirements and national key development strategies.

In 2021, the Tianhe CBD launched a number of policies to promote high-quality economic development. Office buildings in the district that passed the sustainable development evaluation in the previous year will be granted a one-time reward of 50,000 yuan, and an additional reward of 50,000 yuan for the top three buildings.

Ten on-site service stations were set up in the key office buildings in the CBD, offering enterprises free one-stop services like site selection, registration and taxation.

The Tianhe CBD management committee has also established a working mechanism for investment and financing to provide enterprises with various investment and financing channels and services.