Divya Sree Republic of Whitefield (Bangalore) – A Mini-City Concept

Why Republic of Whitefield?

Republic of Whitefield by DivyaSree Group is being promoted as a novel mini-city concept. The residential complex, located at the heart of EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park), is being heavily advertised as being a first-of-its-kind project with a host of handy conveniences to cater to the needs of each member of the family. Furthermore, DivyaSree claims to have designed “sensible apartment sizes” so that one doesn’t spend more than what’s truly necessary – which translates to a sizeable amount of money saved as a result. With real estate affordability seen as a challenge for many belonging to the middle-class economic strata, we were curious to know more about this pitch at the Republic of Whitefield complex.

The expansive parking area next to the site office at the Republic of Whitefield, epip center
The expansive parking area next to the site office at the Republic of Whitefield

Location & Connectivity

Situated at the Whitefield Hope Farm Junction, the Republic of Whitefield (ROW) was rather easy to locate. As we drove past, we noticed the numerous offices of multinational companies (Accenture and Huawei, for instance) that were right next to the upcoming development. It would be extremely convenient to just walk to work, no doubt – and with such proximity, it’s actually possible. DivyaSree selected Whitefield as a location for the Republic for a reason: The suburb, formerly known solely for the ITPL (International Tech Park), now houses numerous global corporations (Accenture, Airbus, Tesco and many more). Additionally, with the completion of a number of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, schools and hospitals in the past couple of years, Whitefield is swiftly transforming into a full-fledged mini-city (much like Gurgaon). These factors make it a preferred real estate destination for professionals who work in the area., A reason good enough for a leading developer such as DivyaSree to think of its next project – Republic of Whitefield – in this very location.

Prices, Unit Sizes, Construction Status

We stopped by the site office to have a quick look at the project statistics. A considerable number of the upcoming apartments are already booked, and there are a large number of enquiries pouring in for the remaining few. The expected completion of the project is slated for December 2017, and prices start from INR 46.7 lac and upwards. An interesting aspect of the Republic is the amount of planned open spaces – almost 84% (12.5 acres) in a project that has a total area of 14.5 acres will be for landscaping and amenities. The deliberate planning of these open spaces is aimed at creating a wholesome pollution-free environment for every single user across different age groups – from the youngest to the oldest (and the pets, too!) This is achieved by ensuring that the space usually devoted to cars and roads is restricted to the basements (where they belong), and instead utilized to provide ample greens and amenities.

Buildings under construction at the Republic of Whitefield, epip center
Buildings under construction at the Republic of Whitefield

Coming to the specifics, the cost per square foot area ranges from INR 5742 – INR 6876. The options for apartments are either 2BHK or 3BHK (with sizes in the 735 – 1724 sq. ft. range). A total of 13 towers are planned, each having 2 elevators. The entire layout is planned as a republic, with a “Capital” (the 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse) and numerous other avenues for sports, recreation, shopping and play. The USP of the Republic of Whitefield is the “sensible” sizes of the apartments – by incorporating “smart” planning like reducing the width of a room by a foot and making toilets smaller, one has the option of owning a 2BHK that is within 800 sq. ft (and therefore costs less than INR 50 lacs). Compare this to other offerings at Whitefield, which typically offer 2BHK apartments that begin at 1200 sq. ft. and therefore cost anything upwards of INR 75 lacs. This is not to say that they do not have the option of larger apartments – they most certainly do. However, the smart planning strategy derived from studying developments at New York, London and other metropolises (where real-estate prices are skyrocketing) is employed in order to cater to a broader range of potential clients.

The Accenture Office and buildings under construction in the background of Republic of Whitefield, epip center
The Accenture Office and buildings under construction in the background –  Republic of Whitefield

Amenities

In terms of amenities provided, DivyaSree has left no stone unturned at the Republic of Whitefiled, residents are promised access to top-class sports infrastructure, supermarkets, restaurants, gardens, open air theaters and play areas (name a few sports). As a real-estate firm with over 19 years of experience, DivyaSree has an extensive portfolio of residential projects in South India. With the Republic of Whitefield the firm is further strengthening its base in the heart of  the Silicon Valley of India.

3 Replies to “Divya Sree Republic of Whitefield (Bangalore) – A Mini-City Concept”

  1. Looking at the location on the map, it seems to be within SEZ zone and surrounded by IT companies and the like, no other residential project in the vicinity- is it permitted to build residential buildings in a SEZ zone? Are approvals in place?

  2. tower are quite inside and just look at the room sizes.all are not gud.
    Top view it seems 300 mt inside from the main gate.Not impressive.

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