Telenor Pakistan has revealed today that its new Corporate Headquarters will be named 345. The building is currently under construction in Islamabad and is expected to complete later this year.
“345, which is in fact our dialing code, has become Telenor Pakistan’s identity since we launched operations back in 2005,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, at an Eidi distribution ceremony for the masons working at the construction site.
“The name, and the building itself, represent our commitment to Pakistan and an icon of progress towards a digital future for the country,” Irfan added.
The name was chosen in a complete democratic fashion where all Telenor Pakistan suggested names for the building.
A cross functional committee narrowed down the suggestions to top five names which were then opened for voting by all employees and 345 turned out to be a clear winner.
345 is a state of the art building, designed to fulfill business requirements with convenience and inspire creativity and innovation among Telenor employees.
With a site of 15 acres and total covered area of 20.000 meter square on three floors, the building can accommodate 1200 employees at any given time.
It encompasses a library, gym, indoor & outdoor gaming areas, café & coffee shop, 2 water bodies and purpose built areas like project rooms, multipurpose rooms, exploration and gaming zones, silent zones with conventional meeting rooms and kitchenettes on every floor.
It is situated at Gulberg Greens in Islamabad which is 14 minutes from Benazir Bhutto International airport and about 28 minutes from F7 Markaz, Islamabad.
An Environment Friendly Marvel
The building is designed to be ‘healthy’ in every sense of the word; therefore it has minimum possible damage to the environment.
Built with rammed earth, it has its own water conservation system with recycling, rain water harvesting and low flow fixtures.
It also has renewable energy mechanism that uses 230 KW of Solar Energy. As for energy efficiency, active chilled beams, LED lights, thermal insulation and occupancy sensors make the building a one of its kind environmental friendly marvel in Pakistan.
Below are some of the pictures from Telenor’s new CHQ, 345: