Godrej Properties in Bangalore – Delivering on its promises

Godrej Gold County

Think of the Godrej Group and what instantly comes to mind are its consumer goods, electrical appliances, furniture and also its security systems, which are known for their quality and suit most consumer categories to a tee. To this, one can add another category: homes, similarly built for various customer segments and with Godrej’s trademark quality. Godrej Properties, a group company, which deals with real estate, has carved out an enviable space for itself across major cities in India.

Godrej Properties’ association with Bangalore or Bengaluru, considered India’s Silicon Valley, goes back a decade with the launch of its first residential project, Godrej Woodsman Estate. Its portfolio of residential projects in Bangalore includes the completed Woodsman Estate and Godrej 17 projects, along with ongoing projects such as Avenues, E-City, Gold County, Eternity, United and Platinum. Godrej is not stopping here, with Godrej Devanahalli project on the horizon. In this article, we analyze Godrej’s strategy and assess certain stand-out features of these projects.

Footprint of Godrej Properties

If one looks at a map of Bangalore, one can see that Godrej has a presence in all directions of this ever expanding city. Western and southern Bangalore boasts of Gold County, Eternity and E-City respectively, with the upcoming United giving it a presence to the east.

It is north Bangalore, however, where Godrej has established itself most prominently. The locality of Hebbal alone has three Godrej projects: 17, Woodsman Estate and Platinum. Add to this, there is also Avenues along the northern direction, which indicates Godrej’s strong belief in the promise this part of the city holds.

Connectivity

Another striking feature of Godrej’s residential projects is that all of them are located along or in close proximity to major thoroughfares. As an example, both Woodsman Estate and Platinum are located on Bellary Road, near its junction with the Outer Ring Road, while Eternity is located on Kanakapura Road, just off both the NICE and Outer Ring Roads. This allows for excellent connectivity to key areas of the city such as MG Road, Central Business District and International Airport.

View of NICE road from 200m of Godrej Eternity Project Site
View of NICE road from 200m of Godrej Eternity Project Site

Most of Godrej’s projects are also close to stations on the Namma Metro. Prominent schools, malls and hospitals are also easily reachable by major roads. With Godrej E-City located in the IT hub of Electronic city and Godrej Gold County near the industrial hub of Peenya, residents working in these hubs get much-needed respite from the chaotic traffic. Clearly, Godrej has considered convenience of residents while finalizing their various locations.

Green and eco-friendly properties

Both Godrej and Green start with the letter ‘G’ and a visit to any of Godrej’s projects in Bangalore will show this to be no coincidence. Godrej’s projects stand out for their tree-lined boulevards, beautifully landscaped gardens and plenty of dense green cover, which brings residents closer to nature. Residents can enjoy a refreshing, pollution-free stay at home.

The lush green surroundings of Godrej Gold County
The lush green surroundings of Godrej Gold County

When it comes to eco-friendliness, Godrej’s projects are trailblazers. Most, if not all, Godrej homes have the prestigious IGBC Gold certification. Solar panels have been widely used to provide electricity to homes and common areas. Properties such as Platinum, Gold County and United promise features such as Central Water Heating and Rainwater Harvesting systems and charging facility for electric cars.

Variety in residences

If one is to go through Godrej Properties’ residential portfolio in Bangalore, the sheer variety on offer is mind-boggling. If Godrej Eternity and E-City are low rise 3-4 floor towers, those in Avenues, Platinum and Woodsman Estate are high rise having 12 floors or more. In case one is looking for a luxurious 4, 5 BHK private villa or 3, 4 BHK row house, one can opt for Godrej Gold County.

Godrej Platinum
Godrej Platinum

Apartment configurations across properties include 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 BHK apartments, catering to most segments of home buyers including bachelors, small families, affluent classes, investors and even corporates. Apartment sizes reflect the same trend, with those on offer ranging from a 630 square foot 1 BHK apartment to a massive 6300 square foot 5 BHK apartment. A Godrej customer is truly spoiled for choice.

Provide more for less

A critical attraction of Godrej Properties is the numerous benefits provided to residents at affordable rates. Godrej homes are known for their excellent lighting and ventilation and great views. The properties come with amenities such as gym, swimming pool, sports courts, clubhouse and jogging tracks. In addition, each property comes with something unique such as sky-lounge in Avenues, the signature podium Clock Tower in Woodsman Estate and mini-theatre in Eternity.

Clock tower in the central arena. Godrej Woodsman Estate
Clock tower in the central arena. Godrej Woodsman Estate

In the luxury Platinum property, there are plans for a helipad, while the duplex penthouses here boast of a private pool. Gold County has a 1.5 acre central park with a lagoon. Safety has not been ignored, with most properties offering three tier security.

One can get a 1 BHK apartment at Avenues starting from Rs. 36 lakh. Similarly, a 2 BHK apartment at Eternity starts from Rs. 52 lakh, the corresponding rate for a 3 BHK apartment is Rs. 73 lakh. Apartments at Godrej Properties do tend to offer value for money.

Conclusion

Godrej Properties is clearly betting on Bangalore in a big way, if its current and upcoming projects are anything to go by. With a variety of homes suiting all categories of buyers and a host of amenities, Godrej is promising to be a major player in Bangalore. With a track record of delivering projects on time and as promised to customers, Godrej appears to be settling in for the long run.

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 Summary 

  • Godrej Properties in West Bangalore include Gold County, Eternity and E-City respectively.  Godrej Properties in East Bangalore include United. Godrej Properties in the North include 17, Woodsman Estate, Platinum and Avenues. (Largest presence)
  • Godrej is environmentally conscious and all its properties have green boulevards, and most have IGBC Gold certification.
  • Godrej offers properties offering a variety of options ranging from apartments, duplexes, duplex penthouses, private villas and row houses.
  • Godrej’s special amenities include a podium clock tower in Woodsman Estate, mini-theatre in Eternity, helipad and private pools (duplex) in Platinum property, and a 1.5 acre central park lagoon at Gold County. Most places offer 3 tier security.

Godrej United — Luxury Meets Self-Sufficiency

Godrej United Hoarding at the project site

Nestled in the heart of Whitefield and offering the best of all worlds to its residents, Godrej United is Godrej Properties’s new venture in Bangalore. It offers great views, large green spaces, varied amenities, and luxurious designs that meet the convenience of a location that has it all. The project on Whitefield Main Road is 0.7 km from Phoenix Market City and VR Mall. The homes are couched in two tall towers — Panorama and Vista. These are further divided into three wings.

Phoenix Market City and VR Mall, in Whitefield, are less than 1km away from Godrej United.
Phoenix Market City, Whitefield.

In the modern world, the secret behind comfortable living is smart design and planning. For this very reason, Godrej United is designed by the renowned design firm Woods Bagot (New York). CnT (Bangalore), meanwhile, is responsible for the detailed designed. Therefore, there are quite a few features of this project that stand out.

First of all, there is the inward-facing design of each home to offer privacy. This is fused with the outward-facing feature of the apartment at an angle that enables a 120-270 degree view. Secondly, there is a private sun deck present in every home. While it offers ventilation, space, and natural light, it is also a gateway to the panoramic view of up to 270 degrees for the residents.

The third interesting aspect of the property is the landscaping, which contributes beautifully to the panoramic view. During the construction of the project, the landscapers preserved the existing topography and rocks of the area. As a result residents get a taste of nature in a concrete jungle like Whitefield.

Godrej United: Design and Landscaping

Godrej United, Whitefield Property. Bedroom with two single beds from a model apartment.
Godrej United, Whitefield Property. Model apartment

The topography isn’t the only pinch of smart sustainability that the project offers. The fourth aspect, or rather aspects that are unique to United are that all energy requirements are minimized and water is conserved.

There are provisions of solar-lighting for street-lights and rainwater harvesting systems to conserve water. With Bangalore exhausting its resources quickly, this offers the project a hassle-free guarantee of continued supply of both. In-fact, this directly translates to savings on utility bills as well.

As a result, IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) granted Godrej United a pre-certifiecation of ‘Gold’. Sustainability is serious business and doesn’t just stop at water and energy at United.

Another aspect, and fifth in line is an electric car recharging  system as well as an organic waste converter.

Godrej United: Interiors and Living Specifications

Godrej United, Whitefield Property. Room with single bed and big windows from a model apartment.
Godrej United, Whitefield Property. Model apartment.

At United, beauty comes from within and interiors are of importance. All 2.5 and 3 BHK, 3 BHK Premium, 4 BHK homes, and Penthouses have basic amenities in place. These include — UPVC/aluminum window frames & shutters for windows, AC provisions in the living room & all bedrooms, and other appliances provisions. Apart from this, all kitchens have water and electrical points as well as reticulated gas piping systems — setting them up to be modular and very efficient.

The flooring is mostly vitrified tiles with imported marble in the living room, entrance foyer and dining space. The master bedroom has laminated wooden flooring. Each bathroom has a wall-mounted EWC with health faucets.

Finally, the main doors have teak frames with flush door shutters. Power loads in homes are — 2.5-4KW, 3BHK — 5KW, 3 BHK(Premium), 4 BHK, and Penthouse – 7 KW.

Godrej United: Club House and Community Amenities

Interconnectivity, communication, and ease of living are important parts of comfort. The project has intercom connection between apartments and the security room. There are also business centres, staff rooms, a multipurpose hall and a cafeteria.

For fitness needs, there’s a fully equipped gymnasium, health club, swimming pool along with required changing rooms, lockers, and toilets. In addition sports facilities like table tennis, billiards, cards and caroms, as well as squash are available.

What stands out in the 27,000 square feet club house at United is that it doesn’t just stop at these amenities.

Godrej United: Conclusion

Decathlon, Whitefield - Facilities and other local amenities are easily accessible from Godrej United
Decathlon, Whitefield

United offers amenities that typically come at the cost of being very far from the city spaces. All this in the heart of Whitefield. This makes Godrej United an invaluable property. In addition to this, investment returns are definitely placed high, especially considering the project’s proximity to ITPL (1km) and EPIP (4.5km). This is because both are home to numerous tech parks and companies. The upcoming Garudacharpalya metro station right in front of the project is most noteworthy because then these returns only increase.

In conclusion, with popular malls like VR Bengaluru and Phoenix Marketcity being direct neighbors as well, features being offered by United make the property an attractive investment, if not for immediate occupancy.

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Godrej E-City: A sustainable lifestyle | Floor plans and Utilities

The Godrej E-city an apartment complex located in Electronic City, Bangalore. First and foremost, it’s is an oasis of sustainable homes in the hotbed of bustling IT activity. With 70% green spaces, residents are offered the opportunity of experiencing the “greener side of life”, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful landscaping within the development.

USP at Godrej E-City, Electronic city, Bangalore, Sustainable
A sustainable lifestyle is the unique selling point of Godrej E-City in Electronic City

Floor plans of these Sustainable Homes

For sustainable homes design is without a doubt very key. The low-rise (G+4) development ensures a low built density and better circulation of air and light. Sustainable systems such as rainwater harvesting, use of native vegetation species, and grey-water harvesting are used in order to better utilize resources. Additionally, features such as solar water heaters, electric car-charging points, landscaping to channel rainwater runoff and the use of hybrid construction materials have been incorporated into the design fabric of this development to ensure optimum energy efficiency as far as possible.

Sustainable homes, Floor plan of the lanscaping at Godrej E-City, Electronic city, Bangalore
The sustainable homes’ masterplan at Godrej E-City, Electronic city, Bangalore
Sustainable homes, Floor plan of the lanscaping at Godrej E-City, Electronic city, Bangalore
The landscaping at Godrej E-City

Amenities

The development is equipped with all modern amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, walking tracks, landscaped courts & pathways, and security systems for residents. The connectivity to workplaces at Electronic city is certainly an advantage for those looking to invest in property with a convenient location.

Low-rise blocks with spacious 1, 2, 2.5 and 3BHK apartment options aim to create a less dense development with plenty of open spaces. Life in the midst of tranquil surroundings and lush greenery is an appealing prospect, as it offers residents the chance to unwind in peace after a long day at work.

The apartment blocks at E-city, Sustainable homes
The apartment blocks at E-city

Godrej E-City is in handover stages and one can see people already preparing to move into the complex.

Godrej United, Whitefield – Highlights

Godrej United- Whitefield, Site office

Godrej Properties is amongst the fastest growing real estate developers in India. It is best known for modern technology, quality construction, and amenities that spell comfort. The group has now set sights on Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore with their latest launch, Godrej United. Here’s a look into what makes this project a promising one.

Godrej United: An Overview

Spread across 8 acres of greenery in Whitefield’s most prime location, i.e. 0.7km from Phoenix Market City, Godrej United comprises of two towers—Panorama and Vista—each with three wings. The site includes luxury and premium apartments that have been designed by the internationally celebrated, WOODS BAGOT (New York).

The team has also collaborated with CnT (Bangalore’s oldest architectural firm) and EMBARQ (part of the World Resource Institute). They have ensured efficient use of energy and provided the highest standards of safety and lifestyle requirements, especially for children and the elderly. The potential of the project is clearly visible with the planning and innovation put into this development.

Godrej United: Location and Connectivity

ITPB, Whitefield - Picture of the Techpark from the main road.
ITPB, Whitefield – Techpark

An investment of this scale cannot do without considerable thought put into the location and its advantages. Perhaps the biggest and most evident advantage that Whitefield has is the large IT-settlement in the region. The biggest names in the world of technology such as WIPRO, IBM, Oracle have their offices in the area. You can also find all important Tech-Parks less than 20 minutes away. ITPL main road in Whitefield is barely 1 km away while EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park)-one of India’s first IT parks-is 4.5 kms away.

The second big reason for the choice of location would undeniably be the ease of connectivity that the region has. In fact, every possible mode of transportation is available to residents of Whitefield.  The Whitefield bus stop provides connectivity to the airport as well as places across the city. The railway station is 3km from the bus stop and has regular trains to and from Mysore, Chennai, and Kolar. KR Puram Railway Station is located 7.5 kms and 22 minutes away via Whitefield Main Road.

Godrej United: Infrastructure-Backed Connectivity

Yet another important reason and third in line is the potential for connectivity upgrade that continues to bless Whitefield. The Namma Bengaluru Metro Phase II project is underway. The upcoming metro station of the Phase II of Namma Metro’s Purple Line (Garudacharpalya) is walking distance from the property. In addition to this, new quadruple lines are being laid to transform the railway station into a junction. Widening of roads from Kadugodi and others are underway, which only predicts an increase in the ease of connectivity.

Finally, the area is very close to important places like Mahadevapura, Marathahalli, Bellandur and Krishnarajapuram. Few other important areas include Varthur Road, Saibaba Ashram Road, Hope Farm Circle, Outer Ring Road, Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, C V Raman Nagar, Brookefields, Banaswadi, Ramamurthy Nagar, K R Puram, EPIP, ITPL, Hoodi Junction and ITPB. (Read all about Godrej Properties in Bangalore)

Condominium Complex: Layout and Basic Specifications

Godrej United, Whitefield Property. Furnished dining room with full-length glass windows from a model apartment
Godrej United, Whitefield. model apartment.

Godrej United is an 8 acre project, with 514 apartments distributed across two towers and three wings. The project offers 2.5 BHK, 3BHK luxury homes as well as 3BHK Premium, 4 BHK homes and Penthouses (4 & 5 BHK). Each house is spacious and has an unhindered 120-170 degree view.

The large spaces let in bright daylight and plenty of ventilation. With impeccable modern innovation, each proposed unit has good internal specifications in line with current real estate standards.

The developer prides themselves on their attention to detail. For this reason, they have meticulously planned and designed communal living. Pedestrian friendly areas, a large club house, plenty of retail facilities, and more stand testimony to this. The project has 80% of open space and is surrounded by lush green spaces. In addition to this it has received IGBC(Indian Green Building Council) Gold rating, Building Plan approval from BBMP and Development Plan approval from BDA.

The project will have several lifestyle amenities within the complex including a 27,000 square feet clubhouse with gymnasium, squash court, swimming pool, and other utilities.

Godrej United: Social Conveniences and Amenities

Metro Cash and Carry, Whitefield is a grocery store close to Godrej United
Metro Cash and Carry, Whitefield

The comfort of a great home comes from the ease of amenities that are accessible to residents. Whitefield is an ideal location for the same. With a huge commercial complex lining the area, one is hard-pressed to be anything but content. For shopping, movies, and entertainment, Whitefield has some of the most popular malls such as Forum Value Mall, Phoenix Market City and VR Bengaluru, Inorbit mall, and Ascendas Park Square Mall close by.

For those into clubs and social activities the area has clubs like Whitefield Club, Palm Meadows Club, and many more. Pubs like Irish House, Harry’s, Whitefield Social and the more classy, Windmills Craftworks liven up the night-life. Restaurants like Chilly’s, California Pizza Kitchen and more line the area.

Educational institutions like Whitefield Global School, Vydehi School of Excellence, The Deens Academy School, Ryan International, Gopalan National School, and DPS Whitefield are popular choices. Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Institute of Bioinformatics are a few higher educational institutions available near by.

Furthermore, there are also major hospitals like Narayana Multi-Speciality Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, Vydehi Hospital, Brookefields Hospital, Cloudnine Clinic, and Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital in the vicinity.

Godrej United: Ideal Customers

Picture of VR Mall, Whitefield at night. Next to Phoenix Marketcity.
VR Mall, Whitefield. Next to Phoenix Marketcity

Keeping the location, amenities, and style in mind, expats looking for comfort and class as well as those working in the IT sector are ideal residents of the project.  Those looking for a smart investment, even just to rent out their homes should also set their sights on the property.

Besides this, the ideal resident is one that looks to be self-sufficient and not have to travel far and wide for basic needs and amenities. Especially in a city like Bangalore, which is known for its poor quality roads and long travel times. The project aims at offering every facility that a resident would need in their home, and in the vicinity of their neighborhood.

Godrej Platinum – USPs, one too many

Godrej Platinum

A few decades ago, living in Hebbal meant isolation from rest of the city; though Hebbal was a self sufficient suburb with its own share of well established schools, neighborhoods, colleges and commercial spaces, it was only when the Kempegowda International Airport came into existence that people took notice of this sleepy suburb. Presence of many thriving lakes, wide roads, well planned neighborhoods and many more attributes, make Hebbal an ideal place to live in. Real estate developers who had invested in land here, are now cashing in on the massive appreciation and demand for residential spaces and office buildings. After the success of their township project, Godrej Woodsman Estate, Godrej Properties has come up with yet another project Godrej Platinum at Hebbal. Spread over 2 acres of land, Godrej Platinum comprises of 3BHK and 4BHK home units, overlooking the beautiful Hebbal Lake; its is located just off the Bellary Road (Signal Free Corridor to the Kempegowda International Airport Road) and shares borders with Godrej Woodsman Estate. The project was launched in late 2011 and possession of apartments is planned for December 2016.

Location & Connectivity

Apart from being just 24kms away from the airport, Godrej Platinum scores well on the neighborhood point of view as well. The excellent connectivity provided by the outer ring road makes travelling to other parts of the city hassle free.

View of Godrej Platinum from Godrej Woodsman Estate
View of Godrej Platinum from Godrej Woodsman Estate

Further, as a part of Bangalore Metro Phase II, Hebbal will be connected to south Bangalore and the commute will come down to mere 30 minutes. Manayata Embassy Tech park (5 kms), Kirloskar Business Park (next door), the proposed Devanahalli Business Park and many other IT pockets can easily be reached via the outer ring road and the Bellary road. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vidyaniketan, national Public School, Kensri, Delhi Public School, Poorna Prajna Education Centre, Presidency College and many more educational institutions are located within  a radius ranging from 2kms to 13kms from the project site. Columbia Asia Hospital is right next to the project and is considered one of the best in healthcare.

Esteem mall, Elements mall, Reliance mart, Big Bazaar and other shopping arenas are close by (within 5kms). The promenade at Hebbal lake, Lumbini Gardens at Nagavara Lake is ideal for an evening stroll. On the other side, MG Road (10 kms), Central Business District (8 kms) and the City Central Railway Station and Bus stand (10 kms) can be reached via the Hebbal Flyover.

View of Godrej Platinum from Godrej Woodsman Estate
View of Godrej Platinum from Godrej Woodsman Estate

All these and more provide unmatched convenience to residents of Godrej Platinum.

Price & Specifications

The home units of Godrej Platinum come in 4 varieties

3BHK type 1 :2900 sqft, Rs. 2.35 Cr onwards

3BHK type 2 : 3800 sqft, Rs. 3.08 Cr onwards

4BHK type 1 : 3700 sqft, Rs. 3 Cr onwards

4BHK type 2: 3900 sqft, Rs. 3.16 Cr onwards

Amenities at Godrej Platinum

These IGBC Gold Pre-certified homes are priced at Rs.8,100 per sqft with additional floor PLCs depending on the view of the apartment. The 10’ floor to ceiling height, double height balconies and other aspects provide a spacious feel to the living spaces. Rain water harvesting, Central water heating systems powered by solar panels, electric car charging points, large landscaped gardens etc encourage green living in residents. Further, these homes are designed to allow maximum natural light and ventilation;in addition, the entire project has been based on a friendly design for children and the differently abled.

Godrej Platinum has a unique set of amenities that make living here a pleasurable experience. Large open spaces, state of the art gymnasium, indoor games such as billiards and squash courts, service apartments for guests, spa, sauna, creche for children, temperature controlled indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, a health care centre, a convenience store at the clubhouse and the list goes on.
To sum up, Godrej Platinum at Hebbal provides one with a luxury of living a convenient lifestyle, both inside and outside of home.

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An Illustrated Walkthrough – Godrej Eternity (Kanakapura) | Floor Plans, Amenities

The Godrej Eternity project site can be accessed via two major link roads – the NICE Ring Road or the Outer Ring Road, which both connect to the Kanakapura Road. The access roads are well maintained, and the location of the project just off the main road is an advantage in terms of connectivity to the rest of the city. We took a nice long drive on the picturesque NICE Road, and accessed the site via the Kanakapura Road after turning off the NICE road at the exit. The proximity to this vital link road offers a swift connection to various parts of Bangalore city, such as the Electronic City Flyover and Bannerghatta Road, to name a few.

Key features of Godrej Eternity, floor plan
Key features of Godrej Eternity

Key Features of Godrej Eternity

The key features of this project by the Godrej Properties include low-rise towers, large pockets of greenery, and a host of amenities for residents. The idea of recreating the image and feel of old Bangalore charm is attempted through the use of courtyard-like spaces, beautiful landscaped tracks and pathways crisscrossing through the site.

The Master-plan - Godrej Eternity, floor plan
The Master-plan – Godrej Eternity
Clubhouse Features at Godrej Eternity, Amenities
Clubhouse Features

The expansive 20,000 SFT clubhouse at Godrej Eternity offers residents a variety of leisure activities to choose from, ranging from swimming, star-gazing and barbeque areas to sporting facilities such as an indoor badminton court. The clubhouse aims to be the focal point of the project, tying together the entire community and encouraging interaction among the residents.

Low-rise buildings - a key feature, Godrej Eternity
Low-rise buildings – a key feature

A key feature of the 16 proposed towers at Godrej Eternity is the fact that they are low-rise (G+3) structures. By doing so, the designers have achieved wide pathways (close to 36 ft) between buildings, ensuring adequate ventilation and lighting. Additionally, this ties in with the concept of courtyard living, creating a more intimate atmosphere and a connect with one’s surroundings.

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