It’s been a year since we launched Bhartiya City and I can’t help but celebrate the journey till today.
The strength of our city is rooted in the meticulous planning and design process with which we developed it. We were determined to invest in infrastructure and to showcase the City as we envisaged it. This resulted in the 40,000 sqft Discovery Centre as a place to experience it all. Bhartiya City is unquestionably a project like no other. It is difficult to summarise everything we have achieved in this one year, but here are a few highlights.
We launched Nikoo Homes
We launched Nikoo homes with spectacular success in November, 2012. Today it is the fastest-selling residential product in Bengaluru, selling over 1900 homes in just over 11 months. Release I of 800 homes sold out in 18 days! Construction is in full swing and, I’m happy to say, we’re on track to deliver as promised.
We introduced the Lofts
This year we introduced dynamic and stylish New York Lofts to Bengaluru. Located in the Black Swan tower with a sprawling 80,000 sq.ft. Space with all the lifestyle amenities, including a roof-top infinity pool, are within easy access from the loft.
We impacted culture and had fun
Bhartiya City has hosted various cultural activities ranging from concerts by Santana, Slayer and Swedish House Mafia, to the Bengaluru Bike Championships. In September, 2013, the Discovery Centre hosted the renowned Edinburgh International Science Festival. The 10-day long festival was a splendid affair, with over 25,000 parents and children in attendance.
We partnered with Leela Hotels
This 5-star hotel will have 256 rooms, including large suites and a presidential suite, and the largest conference centre in Bengaluru, which can accommodate 6000 people. It doesn’t stop there – there will also be 144 Leela-branded residences in Bhartiya City.
We kept promises
The Bhartiya Centre of Information Technology is a carefully crafted environment for Bengaluru’s thriving IT and knowledge sectors. Construction is progressing on schedule. It’s gratifying to know that by the time the first Nikoo Home residents move in, there will be thousands already working at the IT Park.
We’ve also begun work on the major open space of the city, which will cater to all members of the community. The 6-acre Central park will be a refuge for residents and events alike, with themed gardens, plazas and cascade terraces.
We were recognized
Bhartiya City was honored in its first year with four exemplary awards recognizing its value and contribution to society. Although our main aim remains serving the future citizens of Bhartiya City, the recognition from our peers has strengthened our belief in our dream.
- Best Futura Mega Project MIPIM Asia Awards. Bhartiya City is the first Indian developer in this category to receive this prestigious international award.
- Emerging Developer of the Year – North Bengaluru by Axis Bank Siliconindia Bengaluru Real Estate Awards, 2013
- Dynamic Debut – Best Market Entry by The Great Indian Marketing Summit – Realty Edition Awards
- Best Debutante Real Estate Company by Realty Plus Excellence Award, 2013
The Year ahead
Just like the year gone by, we have a lot planned for the next one year as well. The master-plan is in well in progress and the pace of transformation at Bhartiya City is only going to increase. For example, in the coming year, you’ll see real progress in the construction of Nikoo homes, BCIT and the Leela hotel. You will also see the launch of new products like the Leela Residences and Nikoo Homes in the South Neighborhood.
This year has been a great start in creating a world-class city infused with Bhartiya’s unique character. The real lasting achievement for us, however, will be the joy you will feel one day, living in your own Nikoo home.
I look forward to the great things we will achieve in the coming year and beyond. Wishing you all the very best for the remainder of the year.
I hope to see you soon at Bhartiya City.