Angeles, City in Pampanga is a city rich in history, heritage, and nature. This thriving locale in central Luzon is notable for its lifestyle, vibrant culture, delectable cuisine, and natural wonders.
In recent years, there have been more people opting to relocate in Pampanga for its laidback lifestyle and economical way of living. Its proximity to Manila is roughly about 75km. This makes Pampanga very accessible even for a daily commute. The accessibility of Pampanga to the Metro, will be enhanced by ongoing developments, such as the recently approved Tarlac-Pangasinan-Luzon Expressway (TPLEX) extension project. This project will extend the highway and increase it to provide four lanes. Thus, easing the travel from Central Luzon to Metro Manila and vice versa.
Another ongoing infrastructure project is the Central Luzon Link Expressway. This will provide fast, safe, comfortable and reliable means of transportation from Metro Manila to various destinations in the Central Luzon area. It will also provide a linkage between the existing Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Pan Philippine Highway (PPH).
The city of Angeles, Pampanga also prides itself with an internationally designed airport. Its architecture inspiration aimed to reflect the natural beauty of Central Luzon. It is no wonder that it made it in the list of Prix Versailles’ “World’s Most Beautiful Airports”.
The infrastructure project, lifestyle, people and development around Angeles, Pampanga have spiked and renewed interest of the public. This ensures growth and progress in Central Luzon.
Property giant, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), will complement the developments in Angeles Pampanga. It will enhance the city’s landscape and offer a new modern urban center north of Metro Manila with Centrala – Ayala Land’s first estate in Angeles, Pampanga. It will be a master-planned, mixed-use estate, designed both for business and lifestyle purposes. Centrala will be a convergence of commercial, residential, and institutional components that cater to the evolving needs of modern society.
New focal point
Over the years, ALI has demonstrated a strong track record in developing integrated and forward-thinking communities. One look at developments like the Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, and Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna show how proper urban planning can breathe life into once barren areas and create dynamic communities that blend modern living with natural landscapes.
Alveo, a subsidiary of Ayala Land known for cultivating prime commercial lot developments in emerging growth centers in Broadfield in Biñan City, Laguna and Evo City in Kawit, Cavite, will play a prominent role in building the same for Centrala. With Alveo at the forefront, Centrala is well-positioned to be a new focal point as investment opportunities rise in Pampanga.
Centrala is set to become one of the most highly connected estates in Pampanga. It will have direct access to MacArthur Highway, Pandan Road, and the proposed Eastern Circumferential Road (ECR). Through its connections to major highways like NLEX in Angeles City and other strategic locations, Centrala will be just 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Metro Manila.
The Clark Freeport area, home to the Clark International Airport, golf courses, world-class hotels, and theme parks, will roughly be just 18 minutes away from the estate through MacArthur Highway. Meanwhile, the city of San Fernando will be just a 24-minute drive from the estate.
Centrala is a 48-hectare dynamic business district with future commercial, residential and institutional developments master-planned to provide an urban center in downtown Angeles.
The property will have commercial spaces allocated for mixed-use district. It will include business spaces for offices, retail shops, restaurants, hardware stores, grocery stores, and others to complement and provide the basic needs of the residential community in the area.
Residents will have easy access to quality schools in the vicinity. Institutional facilities like The Dominican School of Angeles City Foundation, catering to kindergarten to secondary academic learners, is a mere 4-minute walk from Centrala. Meanwhile, the Angeles University Foundation that offers academic programs up until the tertiary level is only a 7-minute drive away. Additionally, the Dona Belen South Subdivision and the Angeles City Hall are 7-minutes and 12-minutes away respectively from Centrala. These serves part of the foundational development of the entire estate. Thus, creating a comprehensive and functional community.
The upscale community will promote active living, with estate road networks seamlessly integrated with pedestrian connections and bike lanes. These well thought out plans ensure ease of mobility within the development. encourage greener modes of transportation.
For added convenience, Centrala will have a transport terminal within the estate. This terminal will provide mobility within the estate and going to nearby cities and destinations.
Charting a sustainable course
Sustainability is at the core of all Ayala Land developments. Centrala is no exception. There will be sustainability practices around the estate. These are: stormwater management, detention ponds, areas for rainwater percolations, and the use of porous materials for hardscapes to ensure site resiliency.
Part of the sustainability practice is to provide ease of mobility. In Centrala, there will be pedestrian-friendly walkways, transit terminals and waiting sheds throughout the estate. These facilities will also be located within a 5-minute walk from major destinations. Meanwhile, bike racks will be placed at different areas in the development to encourage people to bike which will contribute to the reduction of their carbon footprint.
Centrala also promises to promote eco-efficiency in the implementation of waste reduction programs and use of climate-resilient plants. The estate will have a dedicated estate nursery area. The nursery will cultivate endemic species of trees that will be used for landscaping within the estate.
During its planning and complete development stage, Centrala is set to create local employment opportunities and spur economic growth in the area.
Centrala is launching at the right time, when things are going upward in terms of development in Angeles Pampanga.