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LIMA Estate reaches new milestone with first co-living space in Batangas

Press Release

June 5, 2023

The Pods at LIMA Groundbreaking Ceremony
LIMA Estate and Philippine Construction Consortium Corporation mark a significant milestone as they break ground for The Pods at LIMA, an innovative co-living space in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas.

(L-R): LIMA Land Assistant Vice President for Planning and Construction Roylan Ocampo, LIMA Land Manager for Project Development Jean Liao, Philippine Construction Consortium Corporation President Nelson Lim, LIMA Land Manager for Estate Ecosystem Solutions Bernadeth Egnisaban, LIMA Land Vice President for Inventory Generation Jolan Formalejo, LIMA Land Vice President for Operations Clifford Academia

Aboitiz InfraCapital’s LIMA Estate, the leading smart and sustainable, industrial-anchored mixed-use development in the Philippines, is embarking on an exciting new project with the groundbreaking of its first co-living space, The Pods at LIMA. The continuous expansion of the vast 800-hectare property will continue to bring about new job opportunities, contributing to the growth of the existing workforce of 66,000 individuals. The growth will result in a need for housing, and LIMA Estate remains unwavering in its dedication to offering a wide range of housing options to meet the diverse requirements of its residents, particularly those employed by the numerous companies situated within the industrial and commercial areas of the Estate. 

Designed with comfort, convenience, and sustainability in mind, the first phase of The Pods at LIMA will consist of a 600 bed facility interspersed with common areas, open spaces, a transport hub, as well as roof-mounted solar panels. Construction is currently underway and is projected to be completed by the end of 2023.

“We have always put a premium on creating thriving and self-sustaining communities that cater to the needs of various industries and businesses,” said Clifford Academia, LIMA Estate’s Vice President for Operations. “With The Pods at LIMA, we are pushing the boundaries of what could be done to help our locators within the Estate to ensure uninterrupted business operations and save transportation costs, as well as provide their employees with secure, comfortable, and sustainable housing.”

Rendering of The Pods at LIMA
Renderings of The Pods at LIMA offer a glimpse into the contemporary and eco-friendly design that will define the completed dormitory. 

The Pods at LIMA enhances the quality of life for the community, it provides a service to its locators, and it also addresses LIMA Estate’s decarbonization targets.

“By providing additional housing alternatives within our boundaries, we reduce the number of vehicular trips required to transport people in and out of the Estate. Alongside this initiative, we also recently launched a fleet of electric minibuses to operate the intra-LIMA shuttle system, further solidifying our commitment to sustainability.” shared Rafael Fernandez de Mesa, Head of Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates and President of LIMA Land.

e-Vehicles at LIMA
LIMA Estate recently launched a fleet of electric minibuses to operate the Intra-LIMA shuttle system.

Looking ahead, Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates has a vision for the next phase of The Pods at LIMA, which will include a facility with an additional 2,700 beds. Construction is scheduled to commence next year, with operations projected to begin in 2025.

“As we continue to grow and welcome new locators and businesses to LIMA Estate, we are committed to providing exceptional service to our current and prospective users, while raising the standard of development in the countryside. We will continue to prioritize sustainable and intelligent growth in all our operations in our effort to promote economic, social, and environmental progress in the Philippines,” emphasized Fernandez de Mesa.

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