The third phase of Technopark will be commissioned by January, 2013. Work on the twin tower and approach road is progressing at a fast pace, according to its chief executive officer.
“Phase III expansion is being undertaken with an investment of Rs 292 crore and is expected to create about 40,000 direct jobs. The twin tower would be one of the largest IT buildings in the country with about 1 million sft built-up area and will have futuristic design, latest trends and green building concepts,” said Technopark CEO, KG Girish Babu.
Nearly 40 companies have already taken up space in the new facility. These include HCL, Oracle and Capgemini. One floor out of the two towers, spread over 92 acres, is being developed as a Smart Business Centre with a cost of Rs 3 crore.
The new buildings are also considered to be Asia’s largest buildings to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating from the Indian Green Building Council for energy efficiency, he said
It will also have facilities such as bowling alley, incubation centre, conference hall, bank, ATM, cafeteria, gym, swimming pool, shopping malls and food courts. Part of the building will be developed as plug and play facility for the benefit of small and medium players. Energy saving measures such as recycling of treated water for air-conditioning and building management system and energy saving lighting system have also been incorporated.
The twin towers have been named Aanamudi and Ponmudi after the two mountain peaks of Kerala.
With the commissioning of the third phase, the total area of Technopark, including all the three phases, will be 333 acres while the built-up area will be 7.1 million square feet, he added.