STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Smart City's 1st IT Building to be Functional This Year

The contract for civil and structural work is likely to be awarded in a week

Published: 23rd January 2014 09:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2014 09:24 AM   |  A+A-

The construction of Smart City Kochi’s (SCK) first building is in progress and piling work is expected to be completed by the middle of February.

The contract for civil and structural work is likely to be awarded in a week’s time. The SCK authorities expect that the first IT building will be operational by this December.The environmental clearance for the 6.5-lakh sqft building named SCK01 was issued in August 2013 and the application for the entire project was filed in December.

“Of the total 560 piles, 126 piles have already been completed. At the present rate of 15 to 16 piles a day employing four hydraulic rigs and six DMC rigs, the piling will be completed in a month’s time,” SCK authorities said.

A box culvert of 30m across Edachira canal has been built to access the 131-acre land already notified as SEZ from Infopark Road.

“Once operational, SCK01 is going to be the first in a cluster of futuristic buildings planned to house the ICT, media, finance, research and  innovation giants from across the world,” SCK authorities said in a press release. The company authorities said they were already in talks with a number of global majors for joint ventures while Dubai-based GEMS Education has already announced their first South Indian campus in SCK.

“SCK01 will be one of the largest LEED Platinum-rated IT buildings in the country. During piling, an intense replanting drive was undertaken and trees were replanted elsewhere, highlighting the green credentials of Smart City,” company authorities said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp