‘The One’ project set to showcase new heights to Colombo’s skyline

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  • The One Tower will be South Asia’s tallest tower
  • 4.5 million square feet covered in the three towers
  • Towers include hotels, residences, restaurants and retail malls
  • The project will complete total construction by end of 2023 

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda

One Transworks Square Ltd. together with Zhong Tian Ding Hui (ZTDH) Company on Tuesday (4) announced that it is ready to transform the Colombo skyline with South Asia’s tallest building, ‘The One’ tower. Rising to a height of 376 metres with 92 floors, The One Tower will be the tallest amongst a trio of towers being erected. Phase 1 of the project is set to be completed by December of 2021 with the whole project being aimed at completion by the end of 2023.

The triad of towers called ‘The One’ located at Transworks Square Colombo 1, will house the 80 storeyed, 326 metre Ritz-Carlton Tower comprising of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton Residences which will be managed by Marriott International. The One Tower comprises of a combination of offices and residences, a luxury retail mall, multiple storeyed car park, a banquet hall, a collective of dining experiences including a Sky Bar and a helipad atop the tower. The third tower, which stands at 291 metres with 77 floors is rumoured to house the JW Marriott Hotel which will be announced at a later date. 

Speaking to the media, ZTDH Investment Company General Manager Sam Hu stated that The One is surely ‘Where Legacy Resides’ as its tagline states. “With Colombo being home to South Asia’s tallest skyscraper, this region will experience not only opulence and exclusivity at its optimum but also the embodiment of contemporary architecture. These three iconic gleaming glass edifices covering 4.5 million square feet and located on prime real estate is surely a landmark achievement for the country. We have combined homes in the sky with services and facilities from the world’s finest hotels, unending luxuries embedded in every detail, unparalleled views and unique living experiences,” he added. 

Expanding on the lifestyle of privacy and lavish comfort that will be the core of The Residences, Hu stated that with the project including the most iconic of all hotel brands featuring branded residences, “The heritage of legendary service and exclusivity becomes synonymous here. It’s about having a home defined by sophisticated style and luxurious finishes that’s all about attention to detail.”

He further elaborated on the contemporary luxuries that are guaranteed to make living at The One an experience that’s elite, exclusive and ultra-luxurious. “These are homes that are designed for aesthetes of life.” He further stated that while luxury is the overarching facet, life is made simpler for residents by introducing features such as Low-E glass technology, high speed elevators, branded amenities, central air-conditioning with smart technology including biometric residential access systems, home automation and vehicle identification systems. This is a unique opportunity to own and associate with the globally renowned luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton. The product is so niche, only a handful of people has the right to call this home.”

The developer of The One is One Transworks Square Ltd. and the contractor is the Zhongtian Construction Group Company Ltd. which has to-date completed over 800 high-end projects and has an annual revenue which exceeds $15 billion.