Township Malvar is strategically located at the heart of Batangas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Township Malvar is strategically located at the heart of Batangas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

PUEBLO de Oro Development Corp. (PDO), the property development arm of the ICCP Group, has announced the launch of a 42-hectare (ha) residential, institutional and commercial project, which completes the group's 212-hectare "live-work" community development in Malvar, Batangas.

Dubbed "Townscapes Malvar," the project is composed of exclusive residential subdivisions, complemented by 5 hectares of commercial area and an educational hub. It was masterplanned by internationally acclaimed architectural firm Pomeroy Studios, whose works include the Kallang Alive in Singapore and BSD Digital Hub in Indonesia.

Townscapes Malvar is adjacent to the Light Industrial Science Park 4, a 170-hectare industrial park for light manufacturing, developed by Science Park of the Philippines Inc., one of the country's leading industrial estate developers in the country and a member of the ICCP Group.

"The goal of Pueblo de Oro is to create a landmark in the heart of Batangas, with a vibrant and green mixed-used township inspired by Southern Luzon's urban charm," said PDO President and COO Prim Nolido.

"Townscapes Malvar is strategically located at the heart of Batangas, accessible via the South Luzon Arterial Road, just a few minutes from Malvar Exit and an easy 1.5-hour drive to and from Manila. Malvar, Batangas is also an ideal location because of its proximity to the Batangas International Port, which has attracted manufacturing and industrial companies to relocate in the province, thereby providing employment opportunities," Nolido added.

A leading regional real estate company, PDO's flagship project is the 400-hectare township in Cagayan de Oro which includes a 40-hectare urban rainforest, a championship golf course, and a PEZA-accredited IT-Ecozone business park.

Other residential communities and townships are located in Sto. Tomas in Batangas (26 ha), San Fernando in Pampanga (30 ha), and Mactan in Cebu (41 ha).