It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Guindy in Chennai is one of India’s finest places to live in. Take a Google Earth tour and you’ll know. There are a number of iconic places located in this suburb. The Raj Bhavan or the Governer’s residence is located in the heart of the city. It opens up to the pristine Guindy National Park. The National Park is India’s 9th smallest park. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna such as blackbucks, spotted deers, jackals, tortoises, 130 species of birds and a lot more. Right adjacent to it is the massive Madras Race Club. That’s the natural side of Guindy. Purvankara Somerset House is located adjacent to the Race Club and overlooks the National Park. The other side of Guindy is an important junction where the Metropolitan’s most important roads meet. Hardly will you find a suburb that has such a perfect blend of nature and urbanisation. Somerset House is a premium gated community offering 3 & 4 BHK apartments. It is spread across an area of 1.92 acres and houses 181 units across 4 towers. The project offers a wide range of luxury as well as necessary amenities to cater to a household’s needs. The project’s RERA registration number is TN/29/Building/013/2019.
A Unique Location
Puravankara Somerset House is located on Five Furlong Road in Guindy. It is one of Chennai’s prime neighbourhoods. The Kathipara junction (2 km) in Guindy is a central meeting point of a number of roads such as Anna Salai, Mount-Poonamallee Road, Inner Ring Road, 100 ft Road/Jawaharlal Nehru Road and GST Road. The junction serves as an entry point to the city from the suburbs. The prominent areas of Saidapet, Kotturpuram, Adyar, Velachery, Adambakkam and St. Thomas Mount neighbour Guindy.
The Rajiv Gandhi Salai (5 km), formerly known as OMR Road is one of Chennai’s major roads and connects Chennai to rest of Tamil Nadu and Mahabalipuram. OMR Road is also a major IT growth corridor in the city as a number of IT Parks are located along its stretch such as TIDEL & Ramanujan Tech Park (6.7 km), Olympia Tech Park (2.8 km), DLF IT SEZ (6.2 km), ASV Suntech Park (10 km), Bahwan Cybertek IT Park (8 km), Shapoorji Pallonji Infocity, Ascendas Tech Park (6.2 km).
Guindy is also located in close proximity to the city centres, the Chennai International Airport (8.1 km) and Chennai City Railway Station (15.6 km) providing residents of Somerset House ease of travel. The Guindy Railway Station (900m) is a part of the Chennai Suburban Railway Station and can be accessed to travel to all the major centres of the city. The Guindy Metro Station (2.9 km) is located on the Blue Line or Line 1 of the Chennai Metro. The 32.1 km line stretches from the Chennai International Airport to Washermanpet and has 17 stations which will be extended up to Wimco Nagar in the near future.
Best of Social Infrastructure
Guindy’s popularity coincided with the set-up of the Thiru Vi Ka Industrial Estate (4.1 km) which is a centre for small scale industries involved in the manufacturing sector. It slowly led to the set up of a number of IT/ITes and numerous office hubs and other forms of social infrastructure.
Somerset House is located in a high-growth corridor, therefore the area is blessed with world-class social infrastructure. A number of esteemed educational institutions such as the prestigious IIT Madras (4 km) and many others such as American International School (4.8 km), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (9.5 km), Meenakshi College Of Engineering (8 km), Annai Veilankanni’s Educational and Cultural Society (5.1 km), Saint Britto’s College (1.9 km), Remo International College of Aviation (2.9 km), WLCI College (2.2 km), Sanskriti Global Preschool Velachery (1.1 km) are located in close proximity.
Apollo Speciality Hospital (6 km) which is one of India’s premier hospitals is located a small ride away and so are Fortis Hospital (7 km) and Cancer Institute (7.7 km). Phoenix Market City Mall, one of the city’s most prominent malls, is located just 2 km away from the project.
Puravankara Somerset House – Project Overview
Somerset House is spread across an area of 1.92 acres. It offers 181 3&4 BHK units across 4 towers. Each tower consists of 12 floors. The project offers a lot of open spaces.
|Apartment Type||Apartment Size (sq. ft.)||Price Onwards (Rs)|
|3 BHK||1890 – 1965||2.60 crore|
|4 BHK||2475||3.10 crore|
Homes in the project have been described by the developers as ‘intelligent homes’. These homes are supported by voice and app-enabled home automation systems. These automation systems let its residents reap the benefits of having access to an Intelligent main door, Intelligent lighting, Intelligent cooling, Intelligent entertainment, Intelligent Biometric Security, Intelligent Motion Sensors, 24×7 remote connectivity from anywhere in the world, a virtual home tutor for your children, and multi-mode control among other features.
Other amenities in the project include a multipurpose room, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, billiard/snooker table and many other sporting facilities. Lastly, Somerset House consists of a number of sustainable amenities such as rainwater harvesting pits, sewage plants, oxygen clubhouse to top it off.
Purvankara Somerset House offers a healthy balance of greenery and urban development in a prime Chennai location. Guindy over the last couple of years has transitioned from being an industrial hub to a coveted residential hub. Some of the most iconic locations in the city of Chennai are located a small distance from the project. Somerset House also offers a 270-degree view of greenery aided by the Guindy National Park. It also offers seamless connectivity via the metro, suburban railway and important roads, all of which are located at a very short distance from Somerset House.
Lastly, real estate in Guindy and its neighbouring areas has skyrocketed in the last 5 years and are estimated to be on an exponential growth curve until 2030 making it a project that has the potential of substantial capital appreciation. All of the above factors added together makes Guindy not only Chennai’s but one of the country’s best localities to live in.