Northpoint’s 4th building launched soon
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
CAMELLA Davao will launch in the next two weeks another building at Camella Northpoint, its first condominium development project in Davao City and touted to be the next significant landmark of the city.
Called Liverpool, this will be the fourth of the five condo residential buildings that will rise at Camella Northpoint, a more than P2 billion master planned development project of Camella Davao that is strategically located at the corner of JP Laurel Avenue and Byhangin Road in Bajada, Davao City.
Camella Davao is a subsidiary of the country’s largest homebuilder — the Villar-led Vista Land & Lifescapes.
Although Liverpool is originally designed as a 10-storey building, Camella is planning to make modifications to re-design it as a 15-storey structure to address market demand for more condominium units.
“But this is still subject to approval. We still have to seek for a permit. But if not, we will stick to the 10-storey condo building,” said Marlon E. Escalicas, Camella Davao general manager.
At present, Escalicas said construction works are ongoing for the third condo building, called Nottingham, another 10 storey structure with 300 units.
The construction of first two buildings, the five-storey Manchester and Birmingham, respectively, has already been completed and all its units are sold out.
All 120 units at Manchester have already been turned over to owners, some of whom are already enjoying Northpoint’s world-class amenities.
“Of the 120 unit owners at Manchesterr, 55 of whom have already moved in, most of them have children studying in nearby schools,” Escalicas said, noting the fact the Northpoint is just a few meters away from the city’s top institutions, the Ateneo de Davao University and the Davao Medical School Foundation.
For the 149-unit Birmingham, Escalicas is confident they can turn over the units to owners within the year.
“So we expect movement to the second building before the year ends. Finishing touches na lang ang kulang,” he said.
For the third building, almost all units are sold, Escalicas noted.
“Of the 300 units in the third building, only 15 are left, so it’s almost sold out,” he said, adding they have achieved this remarkable sales performance in less than a year.
He said that if their sales teams perform the way they did for the third quarter, it will be very possible for them to start the construction of the fourth building before the year ends.
“If it’s as fast as the third building (in terms of sales), there’s no reason for us not to start the construction as soon as possible. It will depend on the sales performance,” Escalicas said.
He said majority of the buyers are Davao-based businessmen, the self-employed and the overseas Filipino workers.
“Seventy percent of our market is from Davao, the rest out of town. We have number of investors from Cebu and Manila and other parts of Mindanao,” he said.
Another upcoming development to watch out for at Northpoint is the opening this month of a fine dining restaurant at the White Mansion, heralding the development of the commercial area of Camella Northpoint, which will include famous coffee shops and retailers in Manila favored by the well-heeled market.
This will greatly enhance the lifestyle of Camella Northpoint unit owners as they can enjoy the convenience of having a commercial spot right outside the condo premises, a few steps away from the grand entrance gates.
The commercial development complements the condo’s world-class facilities and amenities such as the stately clubhouse, called Wakefield Manor, with its multi-function hall, cabanas and grill pits, a fitness gym, and a wellness pool with salinated water.
Situated outside the condo buildings, the clubhouse and its outdoor facilities give Camella Northpoint a resort-feel that is not found in any other condo development in the city, making it a class on its own.
Unit owners can also enjoy the natural ambiance with the sculpted landscape, pocket gardens, playground, park, and a green carpet of grass. The whole condo property is also dotted with imported Caribbean pine trees that give off a refreshing scent.
These all-weather pines trees can grow to about a hundred feet tall, providing a refreshing, cool ambiance and further greening the already verdant condo community, turning it into a veritable pine estate within the heart of the city.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 02, 2012.