Southwoods Center to become to P2.5B BPO Center and IT Park-A A +A
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SOUTHWOODS is set to become Laguna's biggest development this coming 2013.
Southwoods Center, launched today, is a15-hectare project which will include a strip mall, residential condominium towers, an outlet center, a lifestyle park and a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) center, among other facilities.
Proclaimed by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as of July 2010 as a "Special Economic Zone," a P2.5 billion IT Center is being built for BPO locators.
To maximize its economic zone status, the Southwoods Center will also have a 3.5 hectare Lifestyle Park that will have restaurants and al fresco dining. Aside from this, a first-of-its-kind Outlet Mall will have seven buildings all devoted to the pleasure of shopping for luxury brands at economic zone prices.
In the spirit of community, the residential area will have three condominium towers. The Sto. Niño Church and Colegio de San Agustin have already been established in the area. A hospital is also set to be launched.
Today's inauguration of Southwoods Avenue, a 180-meter tunnel that links the Southwoods exit toll directly to the Southwoods Golf & Country Club, signals the speeding up of developments at Southwoods Center, soon making it the premiere destination for business, shopping and entertainment in the south."We are excited for the opportunities that this will bring Laguna not only in terms of income but also in terms of employment and tourism," Binan Mayor Marlyn "Len" Alonte-Naguiat said at the launch.
With the fast-developing residential and business areas in the south, Southwoods becomes the most ideal location for investors due to its accessibility to Metro Manila. It is situated at the exit of Southwoods Interchange along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Biñan, Laguna, which is immediately after Susana Heights and even before Sta. Rosa and Tagaytay.
With all these developments, Southwoods is definitely poised to become the South’s premiere BPO and shopping hub.
Mayor Marlyn "Len-Len" Alonte and Mr. Bob Sobrepeña, Chairman of Southwoods Ecocentrum, cut the ribbon to inaugurate Southwoods Avenue. It was blessed by Sto. Nino parish priest Fr. Danny Dagsaan. The event was also attended by the Southwoods Ecocentrum Board of Directors led by Mr. Rafael "Peng" de Tagle, Laguna local council members and investors in the business process outsourcing industry. (PR)