Update on this building
New green tower to grace Sec V
Salt Lake’s Sector V will get its second green IT complex when 20-storeyed Infinity Benchmark — promising to be a model for future IT buildings —- comes up by September, 2007
. The Rs 100 crore building will be the second green IT complex after Technopolis.
Chairman of Infinity Infotech Parks Limited, Ravindra Chamaria, also a member of the executive committee of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA), said they have applied for a green building status for the upcoming complex. “Though the initial capital investment is high, the USP of this concept is its long-term environmental benefit,” he said.
Chamaria said Infinity Benchmark is being built on a 5.5 lakh sq/ft area, almost double the existing two Infinity buildings in Sector-V. Work began from the middle of 2006. It is set to be a glittering centrally air-conditioned complex with a three-storeyed parking lot for 400 vehicles, apart from having parking space in its basement. For IT professionals, it will be a one-stop-shop catering to various needs with stores selling electronic gadgets, computer hardware as well as baby food. “The aim is to provide convenience to all those who work in Sector V.
The car park on three floors of the building will be open to people with offices in Sector V. However, only employees working in the complex will be able to use the basement parking slot. Strong security measures will be in place,” said an official. The car park is expected to set free the road space.
The upcoming complex will also have facilities like health club, restaurants and fast-food outlets for its employees to help them unwind after a hard day’s work. “We are talking with several firms who have shown interest to set up their offices in this complex,” said an official.
Several other office buildings are on the anvil too elsewhere. These include Ascendas, Keppel Land, The Hub, Unitech, Ambuja RMZ and Godrej Waterside.