High-rise buildings throughout the world are becoming popular day by day. How do you see the popularity of tall buildings in the Indian realty sector?
Vertical development is the need of the hour, and is the only way to go especially in metro cities such as Mumbai where space for development is a major constraint. With increased pressure on the available land, it has become imperative now for us to grow vertical for better optimisation of scarce land resources.
In fact going vertical helps create more open and green spaces around us and yet provide more housing stock. High rise structures use multiple floors to increase total floor space without increasing the size of the building’s footprint, making the design ideal for a congested city where real estate is sold at a premium. The cost of the land, which is the biggest cost in construction, gets distributed when there are more floors and occupants in a building. Also the maintenance cost works to the advantage of the occupants with more residents in the building.
The local infrastructure needs to be fully equipped to take the burden of the increased density in a particular area. With new construction coming up either vertically or horizontally, infrastructure needs to be upgraded constantly.
For vertical development to be a success the government needs to bring major policy reforms and regulations need to be relooked at. Most importantly increase in the current FSI limits will help in high rises going even higher. Therefore, in a nutshell there is no alternative but to go vertical if we are really serious about solving the shortage of housing in a city like Mumbai.
“ For vertical development to be a success the government needs to bring major policy reforms and regulations need to be relooked at. Most importantly increase in the current FSI limits will help in high rises going even higher”
High-rise buildings present big challenges for builders and engineers. Could you please share the challenges you have faced in any of your recent projects?
Most of the high rises built in Mumbai or other metro cities are being constructed in collaboration with local and international structural engineers and architects who bring to the table global technology and quality construction. This provides home buyers the same product and lifestyle quotient that an Indian home buyer may find abroad.
Construction of any high rise structure has its own challenges. The cost of construction increases as one goes higher. The Indian construction industry is going through a changing phase, the need of the hour for developers is to employ latest construction techniques, but at the same time it should be cost effective and safe to the final home buyer. Deploying latest technology also needs trained and skilled workers who can be highly productive. This is one big challenge that real estate is facing. One of the successful approaches adopted to address these problems is lean construction. Lean construction is fast gaining prominence in the construction industry.
The benefits to company are immense. Implementing lean processes in construction helps reduce costs to a sizeable extent. It is all about doing more with less time, inventory, space, labor, and money. Lean production is a systematic elimination of waste like overproduction, waiting, transportation, inventory, and over-processing. There are five attributes that drive lean construction that is cost, quality, delivery, safety, and morale.
“One of the successful approaches adopted tov address these problems is lean construction. Lean construction is fast gaining prominence in the construction industry”
Please tell us about your ongoing/upcoming high-rise projects?
Nahar Amrit Shakti is the flagship project of Nahar Group in Chandivali, Andheri (E) in Mumbai. It has over 40 high rises which extends across 125 acres of lush green landscape. One has the choice of 2, 3 & 4 BHK luxurious apartments and Villaments within the township. The apartments are featured with terrace space, personal deck area, and even private garden.
The grandeur layout overlooks 5 lakh sq. ft. of vehicle free podium garden one of the largest in Asia. There are 15 villas in Nahar’s Amrit Shakti with thematic design and interiors of international standards to offer an affluent lifestyle. The township also houses a Jain temple.
Our on-going projects includeready to move in 2 & 3 BR Residences:
‘YVONNE’a luxurious residential tower built at our flagship project – Nahar’s Amrit Shakti, Chandivali, Andheri (E) in Mumbai. The highlight of this project is the colossal size of its apartments which comes with a lifestyle so well deserved by our customers. Conceived with the objective of bringing lifestyle closer to a natural habitat, ‘YVONNE’ is located on one of the largest podiums in the country. Admeasuring about 9 lakh sq. ft on which a garden adorned with a huge expanse of emerald green, vibrant flowers and plants is built on an area of about 5 lakh sq. ft.‘YVONNE’ is a 14-storey residential tower with 8 lavishly spaced apartments per floor consisting of six 2-BHK flats of approximately 1450 sq. ft., and two 3-BHK flats of approx. 1850 sq.ft. Each apartment offers a lush green garden view and comes with a 90 to 100 sq. ft., terrace, indeed a rarity in Mumbai! This project has a 3level car park, facilitating each family to park 2 cars.
Barberry& Bryony: Two luxurious residential towers built at our flagship development project – Nahar’s Amrit Shakti, Chandivali, Andheri (E) in Mumbai. Two apartments per floor, gives residents a sense of immense space. These projects are set amidst beautiful landscape gardens, flowing streams that transports you into a world of bliss. These developments are packed with luxurious amenities that include sundecks, designer bathrooms, international style modular kitchen, high ceilings, high speed elevators, grand air-conditioned entrance lobby etc. The landscaping of the entire township has been conceptualized bythe renowned Singapore based designer SaidahTaib, who has won accolades for designing this project, considered to be one of the world’s most futuristic projects.
Rosa Alba comprises of 2 BHK spacious apartments at Nahar’s Amrit Shakti, The project designed by noted architect Mr. Hafeez Contractor, is a 14 storied tower offering spacious apartments that provide healthy lifestyle in a serene environment.
Rosa Alba offers ready to move in apartments where home buyers can move in straight into their apartment. The new tower has 66 apartments with four apartments on each floor.
Rosa Alba comes with a range of amenities like the Bloomingdale Club House with state of the art gymnasium, Swimming pool, Squash and Tennis Courts, Party Zone / Banquet hall and a vegetarian restaurant – The Leaf, that matches the pace and lifestyle of today’s discerning customers. A Jain temple is not far either.
Tower Of Adyar – Chennai
This uber luxury project feature apartments measuring from 2380 sq. ft. to 2420 sq. ft.offers top notch facilities. Inspired by International design and architecture the project is breathtakingly customized with amenities such as child’s play area, yoga plaza, amphitheater, indoor games zone, open air alcove, reflexo path, lavishly designed Zen garden and more. Each apartment is exquisitely designed with four bedrooms complimented by designer bathrooms, spacious living rooms, International style modular kitchen and pooja space in every apartment.
Tower of Adyar is a 14 storey standalone tower with 56 plush exquisite luxury apartments, offering the residents a unique experience of exclusive rooftop amenities starting from rooftop café to state of art gym to spa. located on L. B. Road in Adyar one of the prime area situated by the southern banks of the Adyar River, the property is closely connected with the IT hubs, educational institutions, hospitals, main markets and the airport.