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BGC (The Fort)
Just a few short kilometers away from the Ayala Center in the heart of Makati, Bonifacio Global City, loclly known as the Fort, is fast challenging Makati as Manila's premier business and residential area. Anchored by major shopping malls, Market! Market! And SM Aura, it has recently spawned an extensive residential restaurant complex at Serendra and the restaurant, cafe and shopping options extend down Bonifacio High Street, with the nearby Fort Strip providing late night dining and clubbing entertainment.
A growing number of major corporations have found their home in BGC - Accenture, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Fujitsu Corporation, HP, Ericsson and TetraPak - and the British started a trend by moving their embassy to the Fort.
BGC is an ideal place to live in or raise a family. Common amenities are only a few steps away from the condominiums and, since all the residences have been built recently they all come equipped with modern swimming pools, gyms and other amenities.
Schools are also in the neighborhood including the International School Manila, British School Manila, Systems Technology Institute, MGC-New Life Christian Academy - Global City, Global City Innovative College and Victory Leadership Institute.
For health concerns, Manila's premier hospital, St. Luke's Medical Center, is only a few hundred meters away from Market! Market! State of the art equipment and modern facilities with hotel- like rooms and suites ensure the maximum attention and comfort for patients and guests. Doctors are highly trained both here and abroad to the best global standards.
Market! Market! offers guests a unique shopping experience. Outside the main mall, fresh flowers, fruit and organic vegetables can be purchased from stalls reminiscent of a farmer's market but with all the conveniences of a modern mall just a few steps away. The mall houses a collection of mostly local chains and smaller independent stores and has a multi-screen cinema on the upper level. Nearby, SM Aura provides a host of up-market shopping and eating options.
A large number of new residential and commercial developments continue to expand the character and depth of BGC, providing local communities in areas such as Burgos Circle.
McKinley Hill is a 50-hectare globally-inspired community in Bonifacio Global City. It features a mix of contemporary, Spanish and Italian architecture, bringing to Manila the spirit of the Mediterranean. The Venetian Mall creates a center piece that provides convenience and, with the Piazza Grande concert venue, entertainment. McKinley Hill is a true melting pot of east and west hosting such international institutions as the embassies of Great Britain, Korea and the United Arab Emirates together with the Chinese International School Manila, Korean International School Philippines and the prestigious culinary and hospitality academy, Enderun Colleges. In addition, the community boasts a restaurant strip featuring an impressive range of foreign cuisines and an upcoming mall to host a multitude of global brands. McKinley Hill is also home to the country's first world-class football field - The Emperador Stadium a 15,000-square meter stadium with a seating capacity of more than 2,000.
In office development, the township's PEZA-accredited cyber park features grade-A office buildings including the country's first LEED Gold-Certified building for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. More than 60 multinational companies currently hold their offices in the area.