Godrej Properties Limited, a subsidiary of the Godrej Group, is a name reckoned with successful delivery of residential and commercial projects in leading metropolitan cities of the country with Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Gurgaon to name some. With the growing canvas of the Godrej Group way back to its establishment in 1897, Godrej Properties has made its mark in providing quality housing that cater and take care of an individual’s comfort and leisure with a 26 year trackrecord in the real estate sector.
Pune has witnessed a rich history in terms of residential infrastructure. Right from the Wadas (houses with large open courtyard) to compact studio apartments. Today, Pune’s transformation into an emerging IT and industrial hub has created a quantifiable housing demand in the city. This trend has prompted Godrej Properties to expand its residential footprint in the city with Godrej Infinity, Godrej Horizon and Godrej Prana currently at various stages of construction. The pan India developer isn’t new to this city’s residential landscape, as it forayed into Pune with Godrej Sherwood, Shivajinagar which went on to win the award of best residential project in Pune and this itself is a manifestation of Godrej’s quality and benchmark set through this development.
Visiting Godrej Sherwood in the scorching summer heat and in the heart of the city with vehicles and noise all around me proved to be a welcome change to my typical thinking of issues faced by residential projects located amidst the hustle and bustle of city centre. Surrounded with lush and tall green trees, which act as noise buffer, near the rivers Mula and Mutha, Godrej Sherwood proves to be a fine example of residential living in complete solitude.
Key highlights of Godrej Sherwood:
Location: Located approximately 80 metres off the Old Mumbai Pune road, Godrej Sherwood is well connected from all four directions of the city. Just outside the project is the Pune city-bus stop, adding to it the Pune Local stop at about 300 metres. All public transport modes functioning in Pune provide impeccable connectivity to the project! Just outside the project one gets to see an exemplar of infrastructure with flyovers and underground subways all at the same place. The Old Mumbai road provides connectivity from Pimpri-Chinchwad and later merges into Wellesly road that links this complex to Koregaon Park. One can drive onto Sangamwadi Road to cross over the Mula river
Exclusive Neighborhood: The neighborhood of Godrej Sherwood boasts of largest commercial project in Pune by Godrej Properties – Godrej Eternia encasing showrooms such as Audi, Shoppers Stop and major IT firm of L&T. One of India’s premier engineering institute, College of Engineering Pune is just a walk away from here.
Amenities in store: Godrej Sherwood handed over way back in 2004 is a good example of modern gated complex as the developer was foresighted in its planning and making. An elevated clubhouse and sitting area with parking underneath marks the centre of Sherwood. Swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, table tennis room, kids play area suffice for recreational needs. The campus is secured by CCTV surveillance and 24*7 security service.
Apartment Specifications: Sherwood consists of 2 towers A and B with G+10 structure. Each tower consists of 29 apartments, further split up into 20- 2BHK (1200-1300sq.ft) and 9-3BHK(1400-1500sq.ft) apartments in each tower. The project strikes out 4BHK from its design. All the apartments are provided with 2 balconies all facing the central landscaped clubhouse. The balconies at Sherwood follow a regular pattern providing utmost privacy and good views. All the apartments are a careful compilation of vastu and offer view of rivers. No other venture stands as tall as Sherwood in the vicinity thus providing residents ample sunlight and ventilation in confines of their homes.
The price bar- The project was completely sold out in 2003, one year before its completion. The 2BHK apartments were sold out for 30 lacs and 3BHK for 35 lacs. Today if one wishes to sell out the apartment in Sherwood, the owner would encash 5-6 times his purchase value. The current market price for Sherwood stands out to be Rs. 10,000-12,000/sq.ft. So much so it is tough to find listing online for this property as it is not one of those properties which owner’s may want to let go.
Godrej Sherwood which resides at the heart of Pune city stands out from several residential projects, because of the detailing in design and landscaping followed by the developer. And for those wondering Godrej Properties is an outsider to the Pune market, a trip to Shivaji Nagar might be enough to convince them about the developer’s legacy in Pune.