Latest Stories

Picadilly Circus lands in Biñan


THE center’s architectural sketches and contemporary design were inspired by the umbrella-like structures of L’Umbracle Gardens in Valencia, Spain.

Picadilly Circus Landing Inc. (PCLI) led by Andrew Ng recently launched the plans to construct a 16,000-square-meter Umbria Commercial Center in Biñan City, Laguna.

The center’s architectural sketches and contemporary design were inspired by the umbrella-like structures of L’Umbracle Gardens in Valencia, Spain.

During the recent launch at Edsa Shangri-La, Ng says the construction will be completed by the third quarter of 2013.

The multilevel commercial center occupies a full hectare of prime real estate where specialty retail, clothing and accessories boutiques; fastfood, casual and specialty restaurants; cafés and milk tea shops and convenience and drug stores, sports and hobby stores, and more service-oriented shops will be up and running during the fourth quarter of 2013.

“Aside from being a one-stop lifestyle destination, Umbria has all the components of commercial success that we believe would appeal to retail and dining establishments. It has the four rights—right size, right tenant mix, right market and right location,” says Anton Hecahanova, managing director of Umbria.

The commercial center is PCLI’s maiden venture into the shopping center development. According to Ng, a budget of P100 million is set aside to build the center.

Rental income is projected to be P60 million. The retail component will have a gross leasable area (GLA) of 10,000 sq. m and over 80 units are up for grabs.

Asked why they have chosen Biñan as the location, Hechanova notes that the city is a progressive city and there are plenty of opportunities in Biñan.

It is also known to be a first-class city with highly populated residential communities, he says.

He also adds that “people are moving southwards. Big players have already stationed their products there.”

Hechanova says that they want to give the people of Biñan a unique experience by setting up a commercial center which can be called a “facebook/instagram mall” where every nook and cranny will offer a photo opportunity for the consumers.

In constructing Umbria, he notes that they have respected the terrain and offered wider walkability area for the consumers.

The center also features a scenic elevator that provides a panoramic view of its surroundings. Covered pathways and parking lots will also be available.

But one of the main attractions of Umbria is its accessibility.

“The location is very strategic. It is a 10-minute drive from Alabang and is accessible 24/7 to public transportation. It is right in the center of Biñan,” Ng says.

PCLI has extensive experience in trading, real estate commercial leasing, retail operations and franchising.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Architecture , Design , Picadilly Circus Landing Inc. , Umbria Commercial Center

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4GAMKLWTOEY5N3JH2X3SZ26XA Dexter S

    This is cool.  Something nice on my way home after work in Technopark.  

  • bogli_anakdami


    meron na naman akong matatambayan… kc, i’m tired of hanging out here at sm santa rosa,  novali, paseo de santa rosa and target in balibago…

    this will add to my hunting ground for lonely tsimays who are looking for love…

    yun lang…

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • Quezon City cops carry crosses to atone for their sins
  • Tens of thousands travel by sea this Holy Week
  • Police: Dad smothered toddler to play video game
  • 7 killed in shooting in China-Vietnam border
  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Business

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • Technology

  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  • Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards
  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
  • Marketplace