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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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KOLKATA | Projects & Construction

Kolkata (Calcutta) is India's fourth largest city and third largest urban agglomeration. Kolkata has seen years of stagnation from seventies till late nineties. Interest in the city has picked up since the late nineties and there is a construction boom (at least relative to the earlier period) now. Apartment buildings are rising up all over the city and so are office buildings (not towers though).



One of the biggest projects right now is the construction of a 35 sq km city (to be expanded to 50 sq km) called New Town Kolkata. It's just started to take shape and hopefully it will be a nice place.

Another major project which was put up for bid is a new city in Dankuni within the metropolitan area.

The interest shown by national players like Unitech and DLF and even international biggies like EMAAR in these bidding rounds is something new for the city. What was once a localized market with small time local builders is suddenly seeing the entry of national level players. Developers are trying to rope in international architects (in partnership with local associates) to spruce things up too.

So the future looks interesting.


Here is a rundown of projects in Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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1) South City
Prince Anwar Shah Road
Four Towers of 35 storeys each
Architect: Dulal Mukherjee/Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart (Atlanta)Structural: Meinhardt (Singapore)
Landscape: Peridian Asia PTE (Singapore)
Developer: South City Projects
Status: Under Construction (two towers nearing completion)
website: www.southcityprojects.com


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South City Tower 1 has topped out this month



Tower 2 has reached 34 storeys



Tower 3 has reached 8 storeys and tower 4 is just started.
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2) The Unitech Uniworld City is one of the important projects in Kolkata. In fact it is one of the biggest such projects in the country. Three phases have been sold out. A fourth phase has been announced. This project willchange Kolkata's skyline.

Unitech Uniworld City
New Town Kolkata
Several phases - many tower blocks 10 - 27 storeys
Architect: RMJM (Hongkong)
Landscape Consultants: POD
Traffic Management Consultants: MVA
Developer: Bengal Unitech Universal
Status: first phase construction
website: www.unitechgroup.com

Various phases which are under development now:

Gardens at Uniworld City



Horizons at Uniworld City



Heights at Uniworld City



Downtown at Uniworld City



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3) Oasis
38/1 Panditya Rd, Kolkata-700029
Three towers of 25 floors each (and four blocks of 9 floors each).
Architect: Espace (www.espaceindia.com)
Developer: Fort Group
Status: site development in progress
Website: http://www.fortgroup.com/oasis/index.html


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4) Krishnachura (part of Akankha complex)
New Town Kolkata
One Tower of 28 storeys and two towers of 23 storeys each
Architect: Hafeez Contractor (www.hafeezcontractor.com)
Developer: Bengal Shelter
Status: construction in progress
Website: http://www.bengalshelter.com/


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5) Hiland Woods
New Town Kolkata
Three buildings of 15 storeys each
Architect: Dulal Mukherjee & Associates / MN Consultants
Developer: Bengal United Credit Belani Housing Limited
Status: construction in progress
Website: http://www.hilandcal.com/hilandwoods...oods_index.htm


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6) Hiland Sapphire
Ballygunge Park Road
15 storeys
Architect: DP Architects (Singapore)/Sanon Sen and Associates/MN Consultants
Developer: Bengal United Credit Belani Housing Limited
Status: construction in progress
Website: http://www.hilandcal.com/hilandsapph...hire_index.htm


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The city's tallest This project was announced last week. So information is still sketchy. If built this will be the tallest building in the city till now. Five years ago I would have said it had little chance of getting built. Now this one looks feasible provided of course the greens and some politicians don't oppose every project out of habit.

7) Diamond Top
Gurusaday Road
41 storeys
Architect: Vinoo Chadha
Developer: Diamond Group
Status: proposed
Website: http://www.diamondgroupweb.com/



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http://www.telegraphindia.com/106071...ry_6462406.asp

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I like the last one it looks pretty cool.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #11
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8) Green Field Heights
New Town
Four 18 storey towers
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Developer: Bengal Green Field
Status: topped out
Website: http://www.greenfieldrealestates.com/




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looks wonderful.
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Diamond Top could be 51F intead 41F according to The Week.
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A boom is beginning.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #15
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9) DLF Park
New Town
Three blocks - 7 to 15 storeys
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Developer: DLF Group
Status: Block 1 completed, Block 2 topped out and Block 3 under construction
Website: http://www.dlf-group.com/



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10) Mani Square and IMAX
Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
Two blocks - 4 and 14 storeys
Architect:
Developer: Mani Group
Status: under construction
Website: http://www.mani-group.com/



The construction site (photo by suncity)


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None of the projects seem that amazing though. They look very similiar to the numerous white apartment blocks in mediterranean cities like Athens. Mani square has potential though
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The giant has awakened. Great stuff



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11) Bengal IPark
Saltlec
Several blocks - 4 to 18 storeys
Architect:
Developer: TCG Urban Infrastructure Holdings
Status: several lowrise blocks completed; highrise block under construction



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Wow, great!!!
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