Seawoods Grand Central a new paradigm of contemporary commercial hub

By Accommodation Times News Services

Back facadeWith the development of Seawoods Grand Central, L&T has taken on the challenge of developing India’s largest Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), a new paradigm in commercial growth.

The sprawling 40-acre complex once complete in 2015 at Seawoods Darave Station will set a new standard for premium office spaces, besides housing one of India’s largest malls and a multi-faceted entertainment centre. It is, in fact, slated to become the preferred address for some of the largest and most renowned business houses and MNCs in time to come.

Apart from improving the urban vitality of the city, the ambitious project with an iconic design will provide premium Grade-A office spaces that would offer a perfect backdrop to a productive work environment. In addition, small office formats suitable for SMEs, professionals and corporates will also be available starting at an optimal price of Rs 2 crore only*. Every aspect that’s associated with a premium commercial space has been well taken care of at Seawoods Grand Central. A sprawling retail centre with 300 Indian and international brands will add to the whole 360-degree work-life experience. The idea is to offer a whole new dimension while maintaining a work-life balance. The offered are at par with international standards.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AT THE BEST

Seawoods Grand Central has been designed focusing on sustainability while creating a remarkable working environment for its inhabitants. For instance, the composite structure comprising steel and RCC add to the ductility of the structure especially during a natural catastrophe like an earthquake.

A battery of international experts are extending their services, including global architecture firm HOK with the assistance of renowned retail expert Andy Feola, mall design by F+A Architects, retail planning by Thomas Consultant, Canada, vertical transportation by Lerch Bates, USA/ India and LEED by Godrej Green Building, to name a few.

AN EYE ON THE FUTURE GROWTH

Even the facilities inside Seawoods Grand Central have been designed keeping in mind the future rise in movements of office-goers. Whether it’s the triple-height lobbies or the large column-free spaces, there is something contemporary about the structural design. There are high-speed passenger elevators and service elevators designed to meet any eventuality, including fire hazards. With scalability options available, companies who look forward to consolidating in the future can easily do so without much structural changes. Moreover, to conduct any business meeting or enjoy fine dining experience one needn’t move out of the premises.

INTERNATIONAL GREEN NORMS FULFILLED

The complex has been designed with an eye on international environmental norms. It is a LEED Gold Rating complex and its design results in increased energy efficiency over conventional buildings. Seawoods Grand Central’s architectural positioning would ensure that it gets adequate natural daylight for regular occupied space. Being the tallest structure in the vicinity, the views are picturesque on all the four sides, including the panoramic stretch of Palm Beach Road.

SAFETY AND SECURITY HIGHLIGHTED

With the finest integrated BMS, CCTV camera surveillance system, automatic under-vehicle scanning system and RFI Denabled boom barrier for cars, Seawoods Grand Central will be a fortress of sorts when it comes to security.

THE LARGEST IN CAR PARKING

With a three-level basement parking area, Seawoods Grand Central would offer largest automated car parking system which can accommodate up to 600 vehicles. While catering to this growing demand for a premium commercial space in the area, L&T has embarked on a project to design the most prominent business address. L&T, which is one of the largest and most respected companies in India’s private sector, has been instrumental in building such structures that are now a class apart. At Seawoods Grand Central, L&T aims to replicate the same success story.





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