AIA Thailand Launches Premium ‘AIA East Gateway’ Building in Bangna

January 31, 2023


  • Designed to serve a new generation of tenants looking for an outstanding workplace with modern, eco-friendly design and features
  • Reflects AIA’s launch concept of “A Harmony of Work, Wellbeing and Sustainability”
  • Launch of AIA Thailand’s third premium building coincides with the company’s 85th anniversary

AIA Thailand today launched a premium office and retail building, AIA East Gateway. Strategically located on Bangna-Trat Road KM4.5, AIA East Gateway is AIA Thailand’s third commercial development, following the success of AIA Capital Center and AIA Sathorn Tower. The opening, coinciding with AIA Thailand’s 85th anniversary, was presided over by Mr. Krisada Chinavichara, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Board of The Office of Insurance Commission, in the presence of Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Secretary General, Office of Insurance Commission, Dr. Edmund Tse, AIA Group Independent Non-executive Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director, Mr. Nikhil Advani, Chief Executive Officer, AIA Thailand, and over 100 guests representing AIA executives, potential tenants and business partners.

AIA East Gateway has been designed to serve a new generation of tenants looking for modern, and sustainable design, with state-of-the-art lifestyle amenities that offer “A Harmony of Work, Wellbeing and Sustainability”. This premium green office building reflects AIA’s commitment to become an ESG leader in Thailand and Asia.

This new location in the Bangna-Trat area comes after two previous developments, AIA Capital Center on Ratchadapisek Road and AIA Sathorn Tower, opened in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Both pre-existing buildings have received local and international awards and have maintained an occupancy rate of over 90 per cent. AIA now has total lettable space area of 167,000 sq.m. across the three buildings, all of which are situated in strategic business areas.


During his inaugural address, Mr. Krisada Chinavichara, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Board of The Office of Insurance Commission, congratulated and praised AIA Thailand for its vision and foresight for this significant landmark in the Bangna-Trat area. “AIA East Gateway is an exciting addition to the district’s infrastructure landscape. Its desirable location will attract both local and international companies seeking to develop their business in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). As one of Bangkok’s fastest-rising commercial zones, it is perfectly positioned to provide access for its tenants to new opportunities and to participate in Thailand’s sustainable economic development.”

Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Secretary General, Office of Insurance Commission, celebrated the success for AIA Thailand on the company’s 85th anniversary. “Congratulations to AIA for its 85th anniversary in Thailand. AIA Thailand is the leading insurance company who has been playing a leading role in supporting Thailand’s economy and social development. Many of AIA’s initiatives create big and positive impact to not only in the life insurance industry, but also to our community and country. AIA East Gateway marks another success and set a good example of a life insurer with great vision and long-term commitment that will drive sustainable economic growth.”

Mr. Nikhil Advani, Chief Executive Officer, AIA Thailand, highlighted the advantages and premium features of AIA’s new office property. “This project has a lot to offer to both SMEs and large corporations, thanks to its prime location and easy access, environmental-friendly design and unmatched facilities. We have no doubt that this building will soon become a major player in the business development and commercial hub of the EEC. This project reinforces our confidence and commitment to the Thai economy. It is another step forward in our real estate investment plans to boost district economies and showcase the best in sustainable development. Having protected millions of families across Thailand and Asia, investing in real estate is another way to facilitate better lives for the community, drive the local economy and contribute to the country’s sustainable development.”


AIA Thailand’s office buildings enjoy high recognition from professionals in the real estate industry. In 2020, AIA East Gateway received two Thailand Property Awards for ‘Best Office Landscape’ and ‘Best Office Architectural Design’. AIA East Gateway is a 33-storey Grade A building with office and retail areas of approximately 60,000 sq.m. and 10,000 sq.m., respectively. It has been designed according to international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL standards at the Gold level. From the 6th to the 33rd floors, large office floor plates offer column-free layouts and surface areas ranging from 1,900 to 2,200 sq.m., with a ceiling height of three meters. The size of office units ranges from 85 sq.m., up to 2,200 sq.m for an entire floor.

The building offers various well-being facilities such as a fitness center, a saltwater swimming pool and an “AIA Vitality Zone” equipped with an open-air working space, a 400-meter running track and an urban farming zone. A sophisticated security system with CCTV and facial recognition turnstile, plus 18 destination-control passenger lifts provide easy and safe access for all tenants and visitors. The car park accommodates 1,250 car spaces, some with EV chargers.

AIA East Gateway enjoys proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Mega Bangna, Central Bangna, BITEC, residential projects, and allows quick access to and from Bangkok and key arterial roads. AIA East Gateway is located approximately 350 meters from MRT Si lam station and is accessible through the BTS Green Line (Lat Prao - Samrong) and in the future through the MRT Yellow Line (Samrong - Suan Luang Ro 9).

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