Megaworld builds new world hub for nation’s most bold companies

Megaworld builds new world hub for nation’s most bold companies

Northwin International Metropolis is poised to grow to be Bulacan’s first extremely urbanized, world-class enterprise district.

With Northwin International Metropolis, Megaworld makes a P98-billion wager on liveability, sustainability, and inexperienced areas for companies trying to construct the way forward for work

By Santiago J. Arnaiz

Final month, property big Megaworld introduced its newest township venture, Northwin International Metropolis, a P98-billion, 85-hectare growth that goals to remodel areas throughout Marilao and Bocaue, Bulacan right into a thriving new world enterprise district. As the corporate’s 28th township venture so far, Northwin International Metropolis guarantees to set a brand new golden commonplace for habitable, sustainable, and inexperienced world cities.

Strategically situated alongside the North Luzon Expressway, lower than an hour’s journey from a lot of Metro Manila’s main enterprise and transportation hubs, Northwin International Metropolis caters initially to the rising demand for business actual property within the nation. Even because the nation continues on its gradual restoration from the continued pandemic, companies looking for to rebound following the rolling lockdowns and group quarantines have pushed demand for workplace house within the Philippines to surprising heights. In response to knowledge from Statista, the second quarter of 2021 noticed workplace house demand within the nation rise to 169,000 sq. meters, presenting a 39% enhance in demand yr on yr.

A lot of this demand, pushed primarily by the data expertise and enterprise course of administration sector, is clustered across the metropolis of Taguig, which accounts for the best share of the nation’s provide of workplace house. However whereas knowledge reveals companies returning to workplaces in earnest as early as 2024, Kevin L. Tan, Megaworld’s chief technique officer, expects that no less than a few of them gained’t be flocking again to Metro Manila’s congested streets any time quickly.

“We envision big multinational firms to be working [in Bulacan] as soon as our business district and our workplace towers are accomplished,” he stated. “Northwin International Metropolis’s shut proximity to Metro Manila, its excellent location simply alongside the North Luzon Expressway, and the main transport infrastructure can be very favorable for the long run locators and residents of this township.”

Catering to the holistic wants of a bustling group of execs, Northwin International Metropolis can even host residential condominiums, resorts, malls, mixed-use business buildings, instructional establishments, and state-of-the-art workplace towers for BPOs and company headquarters. Past facilities, nonetheless, Megaworld’s imaginative and prescient for his or her newest township is a fully-realized, metropolitan hub for the world’s most revolutionary companies. Geared up with the newest sensible metropolis applied sciences and designed to cater to the holistic wellbeing of its skilled inhabitants, Northwin International Metropolis goals to be a really habitable metropolis, presenting companies with fertile grounds to construct their futures.

“[We are] constructing a brand new metropolis that can put the province of Bulacan on the worldwide enterprise map,” Mr. Tan stated. “Lastly, our imaginative and prescient of getting a really trendy and world enterprise district for Bulacan is coming to a actuality.”

A brand new enterprise hub on the rise

Whereas Mr. Tan expects their new built-in city township to be accomplished within the subsequent 15 to twenty years, work is already below means on the event’s central enterprise district, Northwin Essential Avenue.

Patterned after New York Metropolis’s Fifth Avenue, the long run beating coronary heart of Bulacan’s new world metropolis will see company buildings, shophouses, resorts, and business towers lining pedestrian-friendly streets and well-curated gardens and parks.

However in contrast to Manhattan’s sky-blotting skyline, Northwin Essential Avenue will supply a extra classical, breathable enterprise district. Impressed by French structure, the district’s shophouses can be constructed as much as three-storey excessive, with lot sizes starting from 250 sq. meters to 550 sq. meters. These would home retail, meals and beverage shops comparable to cafes, eating places and bars, boutique resorts, and even outpatient clinics. Every shophouse may additionally supply residential or workplace house on its high flooring.

In the meantime, business buildings, with lot sizes starting from 450 sq. meters to 750 sq. meters, could also be constructed as much as five-storey excessive. These could be solely for business institutions comparable to places of work or boutique resorts.

Altogether, Megaworld plans to develop 145 prime shophouse and business tons throughout the 16 hectares of inexperienced areas allotted for Northwin Essential Avenue. Due for turnover in 2026, Megaworld tasks gross sales from this venture to achieve round P6 billion.

In response to Mr. Tan, Northwin International Metropolis’s greenscapes play a pivotal function of their technique for this newest township. Greater than nice surroundings, the gardens and parks of the brand new world enterprise district communicate to a deeper technique Megaworld has drafted for its imaginative and prescient of the way forward for enterprise and way of life.

A breath of contemporary air

Because the nation gears up for a post-pandemic financial rebound, Megaworld believes that to ensure that workforces to ship their very best work, they want the very best workplaces — areas that present not solely consolation, however cater to the holistic wellness of its skilled inhabitants. With its abundance of inexperienced areas, Northwin International Metropolis provides exactly that.

Amidst the New York-inspired thoroughfares and European structure, practically half of the town’s central enterprise district can be allotted for inexperienced and open areas. Vast, eight-lane fundamental roads and avenues can be flanked by lovely greenery. Metropolis blocks can be related by promenades and strolling parks designed for pedestrians on a stroll or on-the-go. All-in-all, forty % of all the township growth can be devoted to those inexperienced and open areas — an enormous enhance to the Larger Metropolitan Manila’s evident lack of pure areas.

In 2019, knowledge from the Division of Atmosphere and Pure Sources confirmed that out of Metro Manila’s roughly 56,000 hectares, solely 12,152 hectares of inexperienced house remained within the nationwide capital area, representing 21.7%. Within the capital metropolis of Manila, that quantity was considerably decrease, measuring solely 3.7%. Research present {that a} lack of inexperienced and open areas pose plenty of dangers to a inhabitants’s holistic well being, starting from harmful warmth ranges to psychological well being aggravators.

In response to a 2019 report from the World Well being Group, Filipinos companies lose over P100 billion in absenteeism and presenteeism prices related to poor worker well being. It’s a staggering determine largely formed by the working environments most firms have little management over.

The scenic vistas alongside the North Luzon Expressway will remodel as Northwin International Metropolis rises.

Megaworld’s plans for a greener metropolis promise a more healthy future for its eventual tenants. The World Well being Group discovered that city inexperienced areas not solely quiet down notoriously sizzling metropolitan areas, referred to as City Warmth Islands, but in addition present protected technique of transportation for pedestrians, whereas selling wholesome bodily and social actions amongst individuals. At 40 %, Northwin International Metropolis boasts inexperienced areas even increased than that of world-renowned backyard metropolis Singapore. The island state presently has 30% of their land mass coated in greenery.

Amidst a rising psychological well being epidemic sweeping workplaces, inexperienced areas “can scale back well being inequalities, enhance wellbeing, and help within the remedy of psychological sickness,” the group stated. “Some evaluation means that bodily exercise in a pure atmosphere can assist treatment delicate despair and scale back physiological stress indicators.”

Megaworld’s dedication to constructing the metropolitan enterprise hub of the long run goes past inexperienced areas as effectively. As a part of its “iTownship” suite of improvements for sustainable trendy dwelling, Northwin International Metropolis can even be fitted out with fiber optic and underground cabling techniques for utilities, solar-powered LED road lamps for energy environment friendly lighting, a contemporary sewage remedy plant, a central materials restoration facility for waste recycling, an Intermodal Transport Terminal, and biking community services to combine with its city-wide bike lanes.

Equally, a state-of-the-art stormwater detention facility can be built-in into Northwin International Metropolis’s infrastructure, to make sure the town’s year-round safety from annual floods. Earlier in July, continued rains noticed work suspended and households displaced throughout Bulacan as a result of flood waters rising as much as three meters. The floods affected 79 villages within the province, together with 13 in Bocaue. With this newest township, Megaworld sees Northwin International Metropolis as a chance to current the area’s most bold firms with a really trendy, resilient world metropolis they will thrive in for many years to return.

Centrally situated, infinitely accessible

Megaworld’s new township imagines a future they consider companies will embrace wholeheartedly, each because of the promise it holds as a holistically designed world metropolis and the comfort it provides with its central location, accessible to most of the infrastructural tasks cropping up over the following few years.

“Because the township is simply conveniently situated alongside the North Luzon Expressway, and simply 20 kilometers away from Metro Manila, this would be the nearest enterprise district exterior of the capital the place firms and companies can construct their outlets and places of work,” stated Noli D. Hernandez, Megaworld’s government vice-president for gross sales and advertising and marketing. “We additionally encourage entrepreneurs to grow to be a part of this world enterprise district, which is able to quickly be simply 20 minutes away from the much-anticipated New Manila Worldwide Airport in Bulacan.”

The brand new world enterprise district can even host the Marilao-Bagong Ilog station of the Manila-Clark Railway venture, the multibillion peso railway venture anticipated to be totally operational by 2024. Future residents, locators, and guests will have the ability to simply journey to Northwin International Metropolis from not solely Metro Manila but in addition areas as beforehand tough to achieve as Clark Worldwide Airport.

In truth, by the point it’s accomplished, Northwin International Metropolis’s strategic location locations it inside straightforward journey distance from three worldwide airports — in Bulacan, Clark, and Metro Manila — making it the right hub for multinational firms working throughout areas.

Commuters will have the ability to journey to Northwin International Metropolis by taking the Marilao Exit alongside the North Luzon Expressway, simply 5 minutes away from the Philippine Enviornment. From the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport, Makati Central Enterprise District, and Bonifacio International Metropolis, Northwin International Metropolis can be simply accessed through the Skyway 3. Underneath regular site visitors circumstances, commuters can anticipate journey occasions of lower than an hour.

With this newest growth, Megaworld is making an enormous wager on Bulacan, and for good purpose. With its suite of “iTownship” improvements, abundance of inexperienced house, and central location, Northwin International Metropolis guarantees to be each a shining addition to its spectacular portfolio of township tasks, in addition to an thrilling new setting for innovators and incumbents to construct the way forward for enterprise within the Philippines and past.