Gulberg is Becoming The Next Commercial Hub Of Islamabad?
Gulberg Islamabad is an Intelligence Bureau Employees Cooperative Housing Society (IBECHS) project. IBECHS has an excellent track of delivering exceptional projects in the past. Having developed IBECHS Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Also known as Pakistan Town) as affordable housing societies for low-income I.B. employees, IBECHS initiated a landmark project called “Gulberg Islamabad” in 2005. Having been approved by CDA in 2009, Gulberg Islamabad has developed like no tomorrow.
Gulberg Islamabad was launched with a vision of providing a luxury housing experience with a high living standard for the people of Islamabad. Spread over thousands of kanals of land, the visionary master plan of the project comprises farmhouses, residential plots and incredible commercial areas. Compared to its competitors, such as Bahria Town or DHA, it is the only housing society with a 220 feet wide main road.
We have repeatedly emphasized the importance of a sound developer for the feasibility and success of a real estate project. Check out our recent article to learn more about ways to identify a good developer. The developer of Gulberg Islamabad has proven itself well over the past couple of years through rapid development.
In this article, we provide an objective analysis of the strategic importance of Gulberg Islamabad in Islamabad compared to the value held by Gulberg Lahore in Lahore. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Can Gulberg Islamabad be as central as Gulberg Lahore?
Gulberg Lahore holds a lot of importance due to its commercial and corporate activities in Lahore. Similarly, if we look at Gulberg Islamabad, it is no less. We believe that the developer of Gulberg Islamabad has planned the society with a vision that Gulberg Islamabad will also hold a significant position in Islamabad just as Gulberg Lahore does in Lahore. Let us substantiate our claim in this brief article in as much detail as possible!
Commercial Areas in Gulberg Islamabad
It is essential to first provide an overview of the commercial areas in Gulberg, especially for those unfamiliar with the society. There are four main retail centers in Gulberg Islamabad: Business Park, Business Square, Civic Center and D-Markaz.
Business Park is situated right at the entrance of Gulberg Greens. Business Square is located between blocks A and C in Gulberg Greens. Civic Center is present in the Executive Block, close to the entrance.
Moreover, D-Markaz is situated at the entrance of Gulberg Residencia. Furthermore, the roundabout of Block C has 400 kanals of land reserved just for the construction of mega malls, which will bring all of the well-known brands, cafes, corporate offices and much more.
In addition, Blue Area is a tremendous commercial strip that has been allocated to commercial plots along both sides of the 220 feet main boulevard, Gulberg Expressway, that stretches from Islamabad Expressway up to D-Markaz in Gulberg Residencia, passing through Gulberg Greens along the way.
All commercial areas are home to brilliant multi-purpose buildings and mega malls, adding to the beauty of Gulberg. Gulberg Mall & Signature Living, The Magnus Mall, Gulberg Rabi Center and Prism Heights are some of the well-reputed names.
The landmark real estate projects by well-known developers will attract customers not just from nearby localities. Still, these high-rise buildings with endless amenities will attract people from all across the twin cities.
“There are three things in real estate that matter; Number one, its location; number two, it’s the location and number three, its location.”
This famous quote is by Mr. Donald Trump, who used to be a property tycoon.
We agree that a project's location tends to either make a project an instant hit or a flop. In the case of Gulberg Islamabad, location is a great advantage. What makes the location of Gulberg Islamabad ideal?
- The entrance of Gulberg Islamabad is located at Islamabad Expressway, making it easily accessible from different parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
- Gulberg Islamabad is only five minutes from G.T. road, making it accessible from neighboring cities.
- Gulberg Residencia is surrounded by many other housing societies offering far lesser amenities than Gulberg. The residents of the neighboring societies tend to use the wide roads of Gulberg to reach Islamabad Expressway faster, implying a high footfall even if the commercial attractions are not considered.
- To find out more about Gulberg’s location, check out the project detail page of Gulberg Islamabad.
Visionary Planning of Gulberg Islamabad as a Commercial Project
Looking at the dynamics and layout of Gulberg Islamabad, it can be deduced that the developer, IBECHS has the vision to make Gulberg Islamabad a center for commercial activity and not just limit it to a residential housing society.
IBECHS is trying to create the commercial importance of Gulberg in Islamabad by attracting well-reputed real estate developers to construct commercial projects. Commercial plots in Gulberg Islamabad are strategically located on the central boulevards to grab the maximum attention of residents and passersby.
Ample Parking Space
Furthermore, ample parking space has been reserved in the commercial areas, indicating the developer's foresightedness and increasing functionality when the market becomes mature.
For example, Gulberg Mall and Signature Living and Shanghai Heights are located on Main Boulevard, at the entrance of Gulberg, in a wide area of 8 Kanal each. In addition to the basement parking space provided by the projects, 4 Kanal of land has been reserved just for the parking between these two plots to eliminate the hassle of parking and congestion.
This pattern is also followed for almost all commercial plots, giving spacious parking spaces to visitors.
Current Market Trends
Looking at the current market trends, we believe IBECHS has accomplished its mission. The developed commercial sector is seen as a significant strength of Gulberg Islamabad.
Big names are on Main Boulevard of Gulberg Islamabad to attract people from all across Islamabad, such as Roots International School and Telenor’s Head Office. The presence of a 5-star hotel makes it a must-visit place and the center of attention among the national and international population.
Moreover, landmark real estate projects providing shopping centers, corporate offices and apartments will be a significant attraction for people to inhabit the visionary housing society.
Population in Gulberg Islamabad
Even though the residential population in Gulberg Islamabad is not quite considerable yet, many commercial buildings are entirely constructed and inhabited to attract people not just from Islamabad but from other cities as well. We believe IBECHS opted for an intelligent strategy to grab the attention of investors and end consumers in Gulberg Islamabad through commercial centers.
The presence of landmark projects such as Gulberg Mall & Signature Living, Magnus Mall, Prism Heights and many more makes it a center of attraction. The company of well-known cafés such as Chaye Khana and Coffee Planet, the ongoing development of Roots Millennium School and Telenor’s Head Office is attracting people for the early construction of houses.
Moreover, the ideal location paired with excellent amenities will be enough for people to inhabit society as soon as possible automatically.
Based on the foresighted design and positioning of the commercial areas, we firmly believe that Gulberg Islamabad will hold similar commercial importance in Islamabad as Gulberg does in Lahore.
Gulberg Islamabad is an incredible project and is thoughtfully planned to attract a vast population. It is one of the best investment opportunities currently available in Islamabad. Gulberg Islamabad is not just offering residential plots but commercial shops, corporate offices and apartments in the uncountable architectural marvels brought by well-established real estate developers.
In short, IBECHS has “planned” Gulberg Islamabad with a vision that the commercial centers will be a significant attraction. Due to this, we are hopeful they will attract massive footfall in society.
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