Rama III Road is one of the highest potential locations in Bangkok that sees continuous expansion of state-of-the-art facilities, transport networks and modern urban living.
Thunsrisiam Co Ltd saw the growth opportunity in this area and initiated its most ambitious project, MS Siam Tower, a modern office building that fulfils the needs of both the business and industrial sectors.
MS Siam Tower is the most advanced premium-grade office building that Rama III Road has seen in the last decade. Registered under US-based LEED Gold standard, the building is environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. The design follows the principles of Feng shui geomancy and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and the green zone of Bang Krachao.
MS Siam Tower can accommodate varying business needs from start-up level to large multinational corporations. The rent starts at only Bt650 per square metre.
With the investment capital of Bt2.6 billion, MS Siam Tower is a product of ideas shared among esteemed businesspeople with extensive experience and expertise in their respective fields, including Dr Boonsong Srifuengfung, Narongsak Phutthapornmongkol, Vichai Sawatyanon, Vibul Kijnantawiwat, Dr Dhiraphorn Srifuengfung, Boonyong Sawatyanon and Korrawit Sawatyanon.
“Every executive has experience in business administration and property development,” said Korrawit, Thunsrisiam’s general manager. “We have been working together for a long time, forming a strong partnership with a sharp vision that helped us realize the potential of the Rama III area as one of Bangkok’s fastest-growing districts. We are committed to making this building a unique business facility of the same standard as premium-grade offices in Bangkok’s CBD.”
The LEED Gold standard makes MS Siam Tower the first eco-friendly office building on Rama III Road.
Korrawit explained that construction strictly adhered to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Gold standard with the help of consultants from SCG Green Building Solution aiming to increase energy efficiency and lessen heat from sunlight by installing Low-E glass in the windows, building fins, high-efficiency LED lights and sanitaryware that can save up to 40 per cent of water. “Furthermore, the building has a state-of-the-art water-treatment facility that can reuse wastewater from the building in the garden, helping tenants save on electricity and water bills significantly,” said Korrawit.
MS Siam Tower is also a health-conscious project. The contractors used the lowest volume of volatile matter and installed a ventilation system that circulates fresh air into the building, enabling all tenants to breathe fresh air all day long.
The first premium office building at the corner of Rama III and Industrial Ring roads, MS Siam Tower stands at the strategic location of many businesses and industries. Tenants can conveniently take the Chaloem Maha Nakhon Expressway, Sirat Expressway, and Eastern Ring Road leading to the Eastern Economic Corridor. Traveling by mass transit is also easy, since the project is located near Rama III BRT station, which can be connected from Chong Nonsi BTS station, as well as the future MRT grey line that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is considering starting the construction within this year.
Being a 38-floor high-rise, MS Siam Tower offers unobstructed panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River to the northeast and the green space of Bang Krachao on the southeast. The southwest side faces the beautiful Bhumibol Bridge, while the northwest faces Ratburana district. Each floor is 2.8 metres high, enhancing the spaciousness with full-panel glass windows showing the floor-to-ceiling views.
“This makes MS Siam Tower the rental office with the most beautiful views in Bangkok,” said Korrawit.
“The landscape design also follows the principles of Feng shui. Located next to Chao Phraya River, the building has big double gates to invite prosperity and wealth into the premises. Meanwhile, the front yard has a statue of a Chinese traditional junk signifying commercial prowess, as well as a golden horse statue, an auspicious animal believed to help improve strength.”
The construction of MS Siam Tower was completed in the first quarter of 2019 and the tower is now open for business. It has total usable areas of 80,000 sqm, including 40,000 sqm of office space and around 3,000 sqm of retail space. It has a full range of facilities including a food court, a 24-hour Jetts Fitness Centre, a 7-Eleven, an Amazon Café, a D’oro coffee shop, a Simple City café, a Kerry delivery centre and a Smile & Shine dental clinic.
A 10-storey parking building next to the tower can accommodate more than 800 cars, which is higher than general standard of office buildings in Bangkok, to ensure the tenant’s convenience in parking. As for the security, the tower is equipped with key-card access system and automatic flap gate turnstiles at the lobby, as well as destination control elevators. Tenants also have an option to install split-type air conditioners to suit their needs.
With all these features and facilities, it’s hard to believe that MS Siam Tower will have an affordable price, starting at Bt650 per sqm while most office buildings in the CBD cost at least Bt1,000. Currently the building is approximately 60 per cent occupied and most tenants are data centre operators, construction companies and food exporters. MS Siam Tower also offers personalized services for customers who are looking for exclusive space for specific activities.
“We believe that premium-quality properties on Rama III Road will be in high demand and are ready to invest further in this area to prepare for the urban expansion from inner Bangkok,” said Korrawit.