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Finally, Bulacan has its own 'Global City'

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Finally, Bulacan has its own 'Global City'
Rising along a vast prime property along NLEX, one of the defining features of Northwin Gateway will be its green, open spaces.
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Provinces north of Metro Manila are catching up to the south in terms of economic growth and infrastructure development. Bulacan in particular, once even considered too-remote a residential venue, is poised to hold its own global business district soon.

Known for being the home to some of the country’s expert craftsmen in the fields of jewelry making, furniture, leather crafts and garments, Bulacan is slowly but certainly metamorphosing into a modern, world-class business hub.

A hub for entrepreneurs looking to expand

Northwin Main Street's masterplan is inspired by New York City's famed Fifth Avenue.
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Soon to rise and sprawl across the towns of Marilao and Bocaue is developer Megaworld 28th township, Northwin Global City. Within the 85-hectare community, 16 hectares will be devoted to its central business district, Northwin Main Street.

Masterplanned like New York’s Fifth Avenue with designs inspired by French architecture, Northwin Main Street is envisioned to be a sophisticated, walkable district that will serve as the link between the Metro Manila market and business owners from the north, and vice versa.

Northwin Main Street will offer 145 prime shop­houses and commercial lots interspersed with well-curated green, open spaces. Shophous­es range from 250 to 500sqm, while commercial lots range from 450 to 750sqm.

Ideal for business own­ers in Metro Manila who are looking to expand operations to Bulacan and offer products to more customers in the north, the business district is open to hosting retail, cafés, restaurants and bars, bou­tique hotels and outpatient clinics, among other estab­lishments.

Each shophouse may be built up to three stories high, and the top-most floors may be used for office and residential purposes. Meanwhile, com­mercial buildings will be exclu­sive to commercial operations, such as offices or boutique hotels, and may be built up to five stories high.

Bridging businesses to customers

Wide walkways with landscaped patches of green encourage strolling, particularly in the shophouse area.
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Northwin Global City and within it, Northwin Main Street, are developments that aim to bridge the geographi­cal gap between businesses in Metro Manila and potential customers in Bulacan and neighboring cities in Pampan­ga. While we do live in an in­creasingly virtually connected society, many businesses still need a physical touchpoint where its customers can expe­rience products and services fully.

Conveniently located along the North Luzon Ex­pressway (NLEX), Northwin Global City will be the nearest business district outside of Metro Manila at only 20km away. Noli Hernan­dez, executive vice president for sales and marketing, also notes that the township will soon only be 20 minutes away from the New Manila Inter­national Airport in Bulacan, which is slated for comple­tion in 2026.

The community will be carefully masterplanned with promenades and walking parks for connectivity and mobility. Forty-four percent will be allotted for green spaces. Megaworld has also anticipated increased traffic activity that comes with any thriving commercial space, and is building main roads and avenues as wide as 30 meters or eight lanes on both sides.

One of the main stations of the Manila-Clark Railway project, slated to be fully op­erational in 2024, will also be located inside the township providing a convenient com­mute for residents and busi­ness owners.

Bulacan’s Global Business District

Soon, all roads will lead to Bulacan's first true global city.
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The P98B township, due for turnover in 2026, will be designed to draw maximum foot traffic and opportunities for entrepreneurs, and will also host residential condomini­ums, malls, hotels, mixed-use commercial buildings, educa­tional institutions and office buildings including BPOs.

Among its other features include green innovation and sustainable iTownship facili­ties, such as stormwater de­tention for flood prevention, fiber optic and underground cabling systems for utili­ties, LED and solar-powered street lights, a sewage treat­ment plant, central material recovery facility for waste recycling, and its own Inter­modal Transport Terminal and biking network facilities.

As the famous proverb goes, good design is good business. For those looking to expand their operations and find new opportunities outside of Metro Manila, it may be worth checking out the north. With a much anticipated global business district soon to rise, as well as an international airport and a railway system underway, Northwin Global City seems to be a sound place to lay down new roots.

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