By: Din M. Villafuerte
While we have yet to see a definite end to the COVID-19 pandemic, it helps to be prepared amid all the uncertainty.
As students wait with bated breath for the dry run of face-to-face classes, many parents may already be considering their options on how they can provide their children with the best possible learning environment.
One property developer has long been leading the way when it comes to safe, comfortable and accessible student-centered residential developments.
Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. (TLDC) pioneered the concept of premium university residences, giving college students the benefit to live closer to their schools while at the same time, assuring parents of conducive and secure living spaces for their children.
It may be a niche market but the demand for student high rises has grown significantly as these have proven to be a practical investment.
From its first student-centric residence, Torre Lorenzo 1, which stands at the corner of Pablo Ocampo Street and Taft Avenue in Manila, and just a stone’s throw from De La Salle University, TLDC’s ever growing portfolio now includes 2Torre Lorenzo and 3Torre Lorenzo, also in the area of DLSU and DLS-College of Saint Benilde; Torre Lorenzo Malate, which is near University of the Philippines Manila and St. Paul University Manila as well as Philippine General Hospital, Manila Doctors Hospital and Medical Center Manila; and Torre Central in the university belt, less than a kilometer from the University of Santo Tomas.
TLDC takes pride in staying true to its vision of providing students with secure and comfortable living spaces, which would allow them to learn and thrive, even as we are living through a raging pandemic.
It offers spaces that would allow students to go about their daily tasks, less the hassle and the stress. Study lounges are meanwhile equipped with a reliable internet connection so students can attend to their online learning requirements from the safety of the property.
Though some amenities such as fitness centers and pools remain closed for now in accordance with the government’s health protocols, its sky decks are available for residents who need some sunshine and fresh air after a long, tiring day of online classes or working from home.
Commercial spaces located in and around its properties guarantee that its residents need not worry about having immediate access to their essentials. To ensure safety, pick up and delivery areas are designated for e-commerce vendors and service providers.
Parents are promised peace of mind as each TLDC high rise comes with a 24/7 security, response team and hotline, CCTV cameras in circulation areas and RFID access that has a parent notification feature. TLDC further boasts of a proactive and efficient property management team that sees to it that everything is running smoothly at every residential development.
The property developer assures residents and guests of strengthened safety protocols and meticulous sanitation procedures across all its student residences. Common areas such as study nooks and open decks are sanitized every 30 minutes.
All incoming residents and guests go through a contactless temperature check. Foot baths are installed in entrances as an added level of biosecurity. High-traffic areas such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, and high-touch surfaces such as door handles and elevator buttons are sanitized frequently.
TLDC has also utilized its website and social media pages to bring education-focused content to its residents. Helpful tips on health, fitness, food and learning are shown in digital posters across its properties as well to help everyone to stay healthy and safe at this time.