Philippine Daily Inquirer Lancaster New City creates six Modern Asian inspired Homes
IT WAS a lane that transformed thousands of lives.
What started out then as a smaller scale real estate project called One Lancaster Lane, has now evolved into one of the biggest township developments in Cavite dubbed Lancaster New City, which has and continues to make available thousands of affordable housing units for the hardworking and deserving Filipinos.
Augusto G. Leonardo, Executive Vice President of Property Company of Friends (PRO-FRIENDS), explained that the firm initially developed a 7-hectare property in Cavite in 2007 with “One Lancaster Lane” in mind.
The said project, which was approximately 14 kilometers away from Metro Manila, was a byproduct of the company’s deeply rooted understanding of that pressing need to own a decent home that would not only provide a roof above one’s head, but would also help uplift the quality of one’s living experience.
“PRO-FRIENDS dared to make a difference then by envisioning a different kind of community near the metro, one that would enable every Filipino family to experience living in utter comfort and at the same time allow every member to bond really well with each other,” Leonardo explained.
“The company made sure that all units at One Lancaster Lane would be reasonably priced in order to afford individuals the privilege to own a house and lot in a safe and secure environment and one that is near their work place and other key institutions,” he added.
It didn’t take long for PROFRIENDS to put into reality its vision of creating a community that could help transform lives and generate a much bigger impact to the nation, especially with the opening of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) in 2011.
“We eventually changed the name of the development to Lancaster Estates to reflect the expansion of the project, and One Lancaster Lane then served as the township’s first phase. It was a growing development that highlighted the property’s livable indoor and outdoor spaces. There were seven house designs then that homeowners could choose from depending on their needs,” Leonardo explained.
Lancaster Estates then became a well-planned community that offers practically everything within reach-from a chapel to a spacious three-storey clubhouse, a commercial center, and an educational institution. It likewise provides 24-hour security, seven days a week to guarantee a worry-free living for the family and loved ones.
“Depending on which stage of their lives they were in, singles and start up families had the freehand to choose from a threebedroom townhouse to a single attached home with three to four bedrooms and their very own family courtyard. Also, extra space were provided at the back of each single attached home where children can play or where families can gather during celebrations,” Leonardo said.
The growth and expansion of Lancaster Estates, remained unabated, prompting PROFRIENDS to change anew the name of Lancaster Estates to Lancaster New City, which the company claimed as “synonymous to the huge success of the entire development.”
“By 2013 we changed the name to Lancaster New City as the entire community continued to evolve into what is now considered as one of the biggest township developments in the area. Covering more than 1,400 hectares across the municipalities of Kawit and General Trias, and the city of Imus in Cavite, Lancaster New City will serve as home to more than 20,000 households. From the 7hectare One Lancaster Lane that attempted to improve the lives of the people, the whole development is now a full-fledged township that fosters real family bonding through its five pillars of ’live, learn, work, play, and worship,” Leonardo related.
“One of the reasons why we continue to grow would be our ability to keep up and to remain attuned to the needs of the market. Over the years, we continuously strive to evolve and bring to the table various innovations that made the lives of our residents more fulfilling and enjoyable,” he further noted.
Thus, armed with the mission and resolve to provide quality and spacious homes in a community that strongly promotes family bonding, Lancaster New City has again meticulously designed six Modern Asian inspired homes that each celebrated the use of light and space.
“Each new house model targets to address the need of every family who wants more bedrooms and areas where they may entertain their guests. The new house models’ high ceilings and windows were created to allow more light and ventilation to circulate around the rooms. And, putting into consideration the importance of the Internet to any growing family, four of the new house models namely the Briana, Chessa, Mabelle, and Adelle, will have ready outlets for home Internet cables,” Leonardo shared.
“From two-storey single attached homes to threestorey and two-storey townhomes, we made sure that Lancaster New City will carry a complete selection of home products that would fit the need and whims of each family,” he added.
Interested homebuyers may choose from the six new models, which were all created with high quality and craftsmanship that guarantee sustainable living conditions for its residents.
“Four of the new house models also come with the ’Family Enclave’. It is that extra space in front of the Briana, Chessa, Mabelle, and Adelle units that may be used by its residents for their various outdoor activities and special family or community gatherings. The family enclaves are equipped with fitness instructional guides, fitness benches, lean back squat posts, step-up posts, and BBQ pits for the residents’ wellness activities,” Leonardo explained.
“We at PRO-FRIENDS will always remain true to our promise that Lancaster New City will continue to provide for your growing family’s needs,” he concluded.
Lancaster New City was recently featured on ABSCBN’s first realiserye, “I Do. Inside the township was the “I Do Village”, which is an enclave of the Margaret house models where the nine couples who participated in the show stayed for a total of 10 weeks. The couples were given different challenges that test their teamwork, communication, and trust. And, being a complete township that fosters family bonding, the concept of “I Do” fits Lancaster New City’s vision of building happy and healthy families.
PRO-FRIENDS is known mostly for their property developments in Cavite and Iloilo. It is the developer of Bellefort Estates, Carmona Estates and Parc Regency Residences. The company has 9 ongoing projects and 17 completed and successful communities.
By: Theresa S. Samaniego
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