It goes without saying that the development of The Mactan Newtown will also integrate into its plan Megaworld’s well-known concept of “live-work-play-learn,” and has launched various projects in order to ensure this. Recently, Megaworld launched a new condominium cluster in the community called One Manchester Place, whose three towers will give residents a breathtaking view of the historic Mactan Shrine, Magellan Bay, and the Hilutungan Channel, as well as various leisure amenities from a swimming pool with a sunbathing deck to a function room, among others. A new learning center is also in the works in a joint venture with the Lasallian Schools Supervision Office (LASSO). The Newtown School of Excellence will be built over 7,000 square meters with state-of-the-art facilities such as laboratories, audio-visual rooms, open and covered courts and green spaces. It is expected to open classes for the primary level in school year 2016-2017. In time, The Mactan Newtown is expected to see the rise of a world-class lifestyle mall as well as a luxury hotel.
Mactan, known for its beaches, also poses as a hot tourist destination, and The Mactan Newton’s location puts it between luxury resorts, such as Shangri-La Mactan and Portofino, and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, which links Mactan to the larger island of Cebu, home to even more sights, sounds, and commercial districts.
- 28.8 hectares
- The company’s first township development outside Metro Manila
- Granted “ecozone” status by PEZA
The Mactan Newtown, dubbed as the next central business district in Central Visayas, has 10 luxury residential towers in the pipeline inside the vibrant township: the four-tower 8 Newtown Boulevard, the three-tower One Pacific Residences, and three-tower One Manchester Place.
The Mactan Newtown is also envisioned to become Cebu’s next IT-BPO hub in the region, allocating 15,000 square meters for office and BPO locators. The first tower to be completed is One World Center, which is now leased to US-based EnfraUSA and Results Manila. The second office tower, Two World Center, was launched to add 7,000 square meters to the office space inventory of the township.
The township also poses as tourist destination by having its own comercial district composed of a lifestyle mall, open parks, and other retail and commercial establishments.
By 2016, Megaworls is also opening the Newton School fo Excellence, a state-of-the-art educational institution that will be supervised by the Lasallian Schools Office (LASSO).