Sumadhura Acropolis, Gachibowli – Specifications and USPs

Sumadhura Acropolis

After gaining a strong foothold in Bangalore, the IT capital of India, Sumadhura Infracon Pvt. Ltd has targeted another IT suburb; this time, in the city of Hyderabad. Incidentally Sumadhura Group hails from Hyderabad but their larger scope of work in recent times was in growth markets of Bangalore. Situated in the bustling neighborhood of Gachibowli/Nanakramguda, Sumadhura Acropolis is a promising venture by the firm.

The offering of 2BHK and 3BHK apartments, set among the tallest towers of this area might just be a good attraction for people looking for end use and investment. As of today, Gachibowli is trending on top as one of the most desirable residential areas in Hyderabad and also makes for a profitable location to invest in (prices here moved up by 6% in an otherwise dull market in 2016, Knight Frank); there are several reasons for this popularity, but the most significant of them all is the presence of numerous IT/ITeS offices, including some of the big five such as Accenture and  Deloitte – which is a hop, skip and jump, literally. Wide roads, oodles of greenery, plenty of upbeat restaurants, an expansive golf course and endless shopping malls for retail therapy form the neighborhood of Sumadhura Acropolis.

Sumadhura Acropolis : Location

The plethora of MNCs around Sumadhura Acropolis includes Amazon India, Google, Wipro, Cognizant, Deloitte, the largest R&D centre of Microsoft outside the US, and the list goes on; therefore, this project might just prove to be one of the prudent investment options for people working in these companies. In addition to its existing IT company scenario, Gachibowli has been identified as the location for Google’s largest facility outside the USA (around 2 million sqft) and also for Amazon’s second largest global delivery unit. Even the iPhone maker Apple is setting up an office at Gachibowli, having leased ~240,000 sq ft space.

Sales Office at site of Sumadhura Acropolis
Sales Office at site of Sumadhura Acropolis

With plenty of open spaces in the surroundings such as the EMAAR Golf course, residents of Sumadhura Acropolis can enjoy fresh air and breathtaking views of the surroundings. Future Kids School (2 kms), Oakridge School (2.2 kms), Delhi Public School (3.3 kms) are a few educations centers in the vicinity. Continental Hospital (2.4 kms), Himagiri Hospital (3 kms) are health care centers nearby.  Apart from these, the project is also in close proximity to attractions such as the Shilpa Gram Craft Village and Khajaguda Heritage Rock Formation. Summarizing all of the above, one can experience the best of both worlds if one chooses to reside here.

The Product

Living up to it’s name – Acropolis, the project includes tallest towers in the Gachibowli/Nanakramguda area.Use of the following construction technique, which requires more concrete than brick work, ensures faster delivery and little extra carpet areas. Also it makes it more seismic resistant, durable, sound resistant, reduces building maintenance & ensures faster construction The project was launched in October 2016 and possession of homes is scheduled for Dec 2019.

Site photograph of Sumadhura Acropolis
Site photograph of Sumadhura Acropolis

As of 30 June 2017, the apartments are being sold at Rs. 4699 per sqft . 2 BHK homes are 1,245 sq. ft. with a starting price of Rs. 64 lakhs whereas the 3 BHK homes are 1,600  sq. ft. with a starting price of Rs. 83 lakhs . The 2 BHK homes will have 1 car park slot and the 3 BHK will have 2 car park slots. The project employs round the clock security,surveillance systems with CCTV, intercom facilities, solar powered fencing around the compound for maximum security of its residents. Other facilities include a provision for pipe gas supply, 3 level parking facility and much more.

Sumadhura Acropolis
Latest construction image of Sumadhura Acropolis
Sumadhura Acropolis
Site photograph of Sumadhura Acropolis

Sumadhura Acropolis : Amenities

Sumadhura Acropolis has a variety of amenities for its residents which are divided into five zones- The entrance zone, the recreational zone, the Activity zone, the neighborhood plaza and the club house. Apart from the ubiquitous facilities such as the Tennis court, swimming pool, gymnasium, sporting arena and others, Sumadhura Acropolis includes amenities such as the Senior citizen park, Bird park, Interactive zone, Nanny’s garden and others which residents of all age groups and varied interests. Some of the unique facilities here include the lazy lawn, Palm Colonnade, Sculpture Garden, Barbeque Corner, a Waterfall and much more, which creates a self sustained environment and provides residents a wholesome lifestyle. Apart from this a work from home station is also available.

Conclusion

Signboard at the site entrance of Sumadhura Acropolis
Signboard at the site entrance of Sumadhura Acropolis

With a significant chunk of the country’s IT establishments to its name, the Gachibowli area in Hyderabad has constantly been attracting employees and employers alike. Sumadhura Acropolis, with its excellent location, a fitting product offer as well as an attractive list of amenities can be looked at as a potential first home or a good investment option.

Marina Skies, By Cybercity Builders – Sneak Peek Into The Product

Cybercity Builders of Hyderabad is preparing for the launch of Marina Skies gated community at the ~70 acre township the firm is developing near HiTec City. Since the year 2009 Cybercity has delivered over 1200 homes and by the time phase 2 – Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden is over (~year end 2017) the upcoming developer of the city would have delivered close to 2900 homes. If one were to visit the Marina Skies project site there are a few things he can’t miss –

  1. Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden/ Rainbow Vistas – Nearly all the delivered apartments here are occupied and there is healthy activity at the township as there are all sorts of amenities in place along with other utilities. The construction of 100,000 sq ft club house in the phase 2 is now reaching finishing stages.
  2. Construction Activity – The builder is using the MiVan technology for construction of towers which ensures stronger structures and quicker delivery. At the site the sheer number of labour and trucks carrying material is eye catching.
  3. The Buzz for Marina Skies – Careful planning of apartments at Marina Skies phase by Cybercity Builders has ensured that there is a strong buzz for the product. Even before the formal launch there seems to be healthy traction for the project. This is something that one gets to hear not only at the project office but also with the competitors in Hyderabad.

Product

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behind-the-under-construction-towers-is-the-land-area-for-marina-skies-by-cybercity

Designed by noteworthy architect, Hafeez Contractor, Marina Skies is coming up on a 8.5 acre land parcel. A total of 1250 units will come up in this phase and would consist of 2 million sq ft of built up area. By any means this is a large number, but looking at the past record of this young firm, buyers can be reassured about performance.

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marinaskies-by-cybercity

There is a wide range of apartment units on offer that will appeal to a larger audience. The variants are as follows –

  1. 2 BHK – 1160, 1210, 1250 sq ft
  2. 2+1 BHK – 1400, 1450 sq ft
  3. 3 BHK – 1550, 1600, 1650 sq ft
  4. 3 BHK Premium – 1900, 2000, 2220, 2230, 2340 sq ft

 

All these apartments have at least one open deck and a pooja room, while the larger units have storage space inside the apartment.

The top floors of all the towers will likely be duplex penthouses with areas upto 4100 sq ft (under planning).

Tower 1 is in the shape of alphabet C and has 21 apartments on a usual floor and Tower 2 is in the shape of alphabet L with 18 apartments on a usual floor. These towers will be served by requisite number of lifts respectively.

Price

Currently buyers for Marina Skies are being offered a rate of Rs. 4850 per sqft of sale area as purchase price, this is at a discount of about 10-12% for the

Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden, Hyderabad, Latest Pictures
Facade work is on at Club House

limited inventory that is available in the Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden. The unit prices thus start at Rs. 56.26 lacs for smallest 2BHK and can go up to Rs. 1.13 crore for larger 3BHK units. Infrastructure charges are 2,00,000 for 2BHK & 2,50,000 for 3BHK. With Hyderabad gaining repute as a strong base for IT/ ITeS offices and firms such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Deloitte, MicroSoft only adding to their workforce, the demand for housing across budget segments is bound to see an upswing. More so for the homes that are catering to the middle income category. This is where Cybercity Builders’ Marina Skies is aptly filling in for the demand uptick.

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Amenities

Such a large community will be served by a grand club house of 50,000 sq ft and other amenities in open. This G+3 storeys structure will accompany the construction of Tower 1 and Tower 2 of Marina Skies. Looking at the elevation of the same one can assess the promised appeal, something that is in line with the branding tag this project carries – Affordable Luxury.

Badminton and squash courts along with dedicated areas for TT, Billiards and carom will be part of the club house. A state of the art gymnasium will accompany café, spa, salon and ATMs in the Club House. Further there will be a tennis court on the roof top of the club house, swimming pool, toddlers pool, senior citizen area amongst several other open to air amenities.

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latest-pictures-of-rainbow-vistas-rock-garden-hyderabad

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Location and Summary

Located at a comfortable distance from the HiTec City and Madhapur a major employment district of Hyderabad, Marina Skies by Cybercity Builders will serve the end users well. It is also close to the most frequented malls of Hyderabad – Sujana Forum Mall and Manjeera Mall at Kukatpally. Inorbit at HiTec City isn’t far away either. With improvement in road network, metro connectivity and flyover construction the project site of Marina Skies is connected to rest of the city through various modes and routes.

rainbow-vistas-entrance-at-kukatpally. Phase 3 is Marina Skies
rainbow-vistas-entrance-at-kukatpally

Cybercity Builders’ first residential project – Rainbow Vistas was followed by Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden, and both have seen a good capital appreciation reflecting demand for the product. Marina Skies is adding to the growing portfolio of residential and commercial developments by the builder. The scale and size of the township can be witnessed easily during the visit. A new marketing office for Marina Skies with a sample flat will be in place soon.

Rainbow Vistas@Rock Garden-Journey through sketches

Rainbow Vistas @ Rock Garden is Phase 2 of the Rainbow Vistas township by Cybercity Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd. Phase 2 occupies an expansive 22 acres of the larger 68 acre township at IDL-Green Hills road, Hyderabad, which is conveniently located in close proximity to HITEC City, Hyderabad. Having made a mark with the first phase of the project which had a large number of takers, Phase 2 is being developed to cater to the rising demand for housing in Hyderabad.

Hand-drawn sketch of the Rainbow Vista master plan, Hyderabad
Sketch of the Rainbow Vista master plan

Rainbow Vistas: Amenities

The beautifully landscaped development houses 13 apartment towers (G+19) and offers residents an extensive list of facilities which include sporting facilities, a hilltop clubhouse and vast green spaces for recreation. A majority of the apartments in this phase have been occupied. Close to 800 of the total 2500 apartments have been handed over, and the remaining apartments are due to be ready for occupation by December 2017.

Hand-drawn depiction of the hilltop clubhouse
The Hilltop Clubhouse at Rainbow Vista, Hyderabad

Rainbow Vistas: Clubhouse

The Hilltop Clubhouse at Rainbow Vistas is the star attraction of the development. The developers have chosen to retain the existing contours and natural rock formations on site, converting it into a lovely landscaped clubhouse perched on a hillock. The layout of residential towers around the central clubhouse provides aesthetic views of the landscaped gardens and clubhouse from the apartments. The clubhouse offers a wide range of amenities such as a yoga center, spa, pool, squash court, and badminton court, to name a few.

Hand-drawn sketch of Rainbow Vista, Hyderabad
Rainbow Vista

Rainbow Vistas: Central Park

In addition to the large 100,000 SFT club house packed with a wide range of amenities catering to every need, the Rainbow Vistas @ Rock Garden township also has a 7 acre central park with landscaped gardens and outdoor sporting areas. With dedicated play areas for kids and ample recreational facilities for adults, this development promises to be as successful as its predecessor.

 

Marina Skies, Near Hi-Tec City, New Venture By Cybercity At Hyderabad

Inhabited towers at Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden

Any person in Hyderabad who has searched for a home to buy has heard on Rainbow Vistas and Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden near Hitech City MMTS by Cybercity Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. Personally I am aware of the project but never had the chance to actually go and see the much talked about township, which is the largest one in this area. So when a friend of mine invited me over for a cup of tea I took up the chance to go visit him and under that pretence get to see the township. While chatting with him I came to know that Cybercity is preparing for launch of phase 3 of the township called Marina Skies. While Phase 2 – Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden is partly handed over and inhabited, construction of rest of it is also going on at a quick pace. Because I liked the vibe of phase 1, I decided to go down to Rainbow Vistas @ Rock Garden site and speak to the marketing representatives.  

Product and Plans

Under construction club house at Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden, next phase will be Marina Skies
Under construction club house at Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden

Phase 3 – Marina Skies will consist of 6 residential towers of 32 floors (G +31) and will be built on 22 acres, land area being equivalent to phase 2. Each tower will have 4 basement levels and the total built-up area for the project will be 5.9 million sft. Marina Skies will have a total of 3,670 units consisting of 2BHK (from ~1100 sft to ~1200 sft) and 3BHK (from ~1350 sft to ~2200 sft). There will be duplex apartments on the top floors of these towers. The complex will have a 3 storey club house which will host all the basic amenities that one can expect in a gated community. The project Marina Skies will have views of the three naturally occurring lakes in the vicinity, which one can see from this project site today.

These numbers are staggering and require expertise of a developer who is skilled at construction. One doesn’t need to look far to validate this. By the middle of next year the developer would have delivered nearly 4 million sq ft at the said township (Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined). However, I went onto investigate the current status of phase 2 – Rainbow Vistas @ Rock Garden.

When I stood in front of the seemingly impressive club house structure (from which the project derives its name), at Rainbow Vistas @ Rock Garden, situated at the centre of the complex and on top of natural rocks, I couldn’t help but wonder how 4 towers out of a 13 tower, 20 floor each, 2500 flat complex;  were completed well in time. The 4 towers of Garnet, Onyx, Jade and Scarlett have been completed and handed over to the residents. The Tanzanite tower is expected to be completed and handed over in the next 5 months, while the remaining 8 towers are expected to be handed over in the range of 12 to 18 months from now. These towers consist of the following specifications and are situated on 22 acres of land in Kukatpally:

  1. 2BHK – 1250 sq ft
  2. 3BHK – (Type a – 1580 sq ft, Type b – 1865 sq ft, Type c – 2160 sq ft)
  3. 3+1BHK – (Type a – 2695 sq ft, Type c – 2795 sq ft)

Work on the club house and amenities areas measure a whopping 100,000 sq ft are reaching finishing stages and should be completed in the next 5 months. Cybercity Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. is planning to provide the residents who will start occupying the handed over towers, with temporary amenities until the gym and the sports complex is ready.

Company’s Background

Ready towers, landscaping and driveways. Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden
Ready towers, landscaping and driveways

Skeptical of how 8 towers can be constructed in a span of 12-18 months I probed the site managers about it. What I found out was that the construction methodology is the key.

Using a technology called MiVan, which includes hi-flow concrete and quick solidifying mixtures, Cybercity Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. can complete upto 3 floors per month.

Hence there is little doubt that the project will be completed as committed by the developer.

Summary

Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden
Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden

Considering the location of the complex, the speed of construction and the delivery focus of Cybercity Builders and Developers Pvt. makes Rainbow Vistas @Rock Garden a good investment for all real estate buyers.

The popularity of existing developments is such that Marina Skies has received a welcome response at the launch time – August 6, 2016. Right now just first two towers have been opened for sale and will come up over 8.7 acres of land with 50,000 sqft of amenities for residents.

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PBEL City – The Club House and Benefits

PBEL City Club House
PBEL City Club House, Gym - Free weight section
PBEL City, Gym – Free weight section

How many of us have taken gym memberships at the start of the year only to realize that we end up wasting our money? I have. And I come up with the best excuses of skipping the workout session every time I have to go to the gym. Our lifestyle has changed.

We eat junk food, sit at our office desks most of the time  and hardly have the time to get up and get moving. This has lead to many lifestyle related diseases to become very common. Online surveys state that heart problems and diabetes are on the rise in India. Now the question is what do we do?

PBEL City Club House : The Gym

PBEL City Club House gym
PBEL City, Gym – Checking out the treadmill

How would it feel if you had a gym in the building in which you were staying? Would it be easier to jog on a treadmill which is so near to you that you dont have an excuse? This is the reason why customers who want to buy a flat today prefer to buy one in a gated community in which facilities such as gym and swimming pool is already is available. Over the past decade having facilities such as these has gone from being a luxury to a norm, and most of Hyderabad bid residential complexes have these facilities. But out of all the facility complexes that I have seen till date the one in Incor’s PBEL City stands out with its unique features.

PBEL City Club House : “The Square”

PBEL City Club House
PBEL City, Gym – Kids enjoying the gym

Built on a 2.43 acre plot and covering 47,000 sq ft of space the clubhouse constructed for PBEL City residents is one of the largest. Called as “The Square”, the clubhouse is divided into four blocks of 10,000 sq ft and located within PBEL City such that it is accessible from all directions. Block 2 of The Square houses the gym and the yoga/aerobics studio. The gym itself measures 5000 sq ft and was recently handed over to the PBEL City community for use.

It is to note that even before the full fledged club house was ready, the developer had provided a makeshift gymnasium to existing residents. The Gym is equipped with hi-end equipment with a separate free weight section for those who are hardcore enough to use it. The equipments are state of the art and at par with leading gymnasium chains. The senior residents of PBEL City along with Incor officials inaugurated the Gym on 02/07/2016 and the entire community came out to experience the gym. Adults and children alike took rounds of walking on the escalators and trying out the equipment and looked ready to get working out.

PBEL City Club House
PBEL City Club House – Gym Opening ceremony

The best thing about the gym which I liked was the large open windows on the side of the gym. This lets in a lot of natural sunlight and gave the gym a very positive and airy feeling. This gym handover will provide the residents of Incor – PBEL City with the perfect way to get fit and get in shape. Since a majority of the 800 plus families currently staying at PBEL City work at the neighbouring IT hubs, and avenue for exercising will mean that it will be easier for the residents of Incor PBEL City to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Provident Kenworth, Rajendra Nagar – Location Highlights and Investment Drivers

Provident Kenworth - Site

Tired of paying the rent to my landlord, my wife and I recently decided to buy a flat of our own. As we are not locals to Hyderabad we wanted to search for a gated community which was developed by a prominent developer, at a location which was likely to appreciate (in case we were to sell it off later) and which was closer to all the social infrastructure that a family needs. Four other important points became our priority; one, since my wife works in IT/ ITES sector, the location that we choose to live in should be accessible from HiTech City/ Gachibowli or should be near the recently proposed ITIR 2 (next HiTech City). Second, if we were to put the apartment on rent we should be in a position to do so without much hassle. Third, already operational medical facilities must exist around the area and the last there should be water available so that we need not pay hefty amounts for procuring supplies from water tankers.

Road to Provident Kenworth
Road to Kenworth

After elaborate research, one gated community made a strong appeal to us. Provident Kenworth by Provident Housing (subsidiary of Puravankara) located at Rajendra Nagar stood tall amongst rest of the competition. Prior to my visit I had never heard about Provident Housing, however my friends from Bangalore were highly appreciative of the developer. Puravankara, a leading and rewarded real estate developer, has been in the business for over for 40 years. Since we were now dealing with an established player we decided to visit the site. We started from Kondapur and reached the Rajendra Nagar exit #17 from the ORR in 20 mins flat. And in the next ten mins we reached Provident Kenworth. This was important for us as the drive from the HiTech City was both easy and quick. We both thought that if were to be located here we will be able to balance our work life easily and not have to compromise on our careers. The site is located close to the PVNR expressway near pillar #293.

A view of the substation next to Provident Kenworth
Substation next to Kenworth

An exit ramp connects the site to both the PVNR expressway and the ORR making it just 17 Kms (15-20 mins) from the airport and 20 Kms (30 mins) from Gachibowli. With the constraints of location and the developer’s credibility no longer an issue we decided to probe deeper into the Rajender Nagar and found out some surprising facts. Rajendra Nagar is connected to Bangalore highway, Srisailam highway and Nagarjuna Sagar as well. Also Rajendra Nagar is the only well developed residential area closest to the upcoming ITIR Zone 2.

Work is going on at Provident Kenworth site
Work is going on at Provident Kenworth site

The Information Technology Investment Region Zone 2 is an approved project under the Telangana government. ITIR zone 1 was HiTech City and the area of Cyberabad and has now become a magnet for investment, creating employment opportunities and driving economic growth in the city. ITIR Zone 2 will be a combination of SEZs, industrial parks, IT and electronic manufacturing units. This means that one, we have another employment destination close to us where we can work, two, this will be an added driver for price appreciation of real estate in the area and, three, after the project is delivered (3 years from now) I will be able rent it out easily. When it comes to basic necessities, Rajendra Nagar is a matured destination.

Provident Kenworth floor and master plan
Provident Kenworth Plans

Provident Kenworth: Social Infrastructure and Amenities

Educational institutes: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences is 30 mins away. Located just 20 mins from the site are reputed engineering colleges such as Chaitanya Bhartiya Institue of Technology and Vasavi College of Engineering. Tata Institute of Social Sciences is hardly 10 mins while Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University is located behind the complex. Health facilities: Olive hospital, Premier hospital, Majestic hospital, Suncity hospital, Shadan hospital should be able to meet ones need for World class health care in the area.

Leisure and recreation: Provident Kenworth is within an 8 Km radius is Charminar, Deccan Polo Riding club and Falaknuma palace.

Shopping: Everyday grocery shopping and shopping for clothes will be met with Walmart, Spencers, More and Reliance super markets (5 to 10 Kms) within driving distance.

Local travel: Government of Telangana is investing ~Rs. 12,000 CR in building metro rail in Hyderabad and the Falaknuma Metro station will be coming up near to Provident Kenworth. This will provide the much needed high speed and comfortable access to residents of Kenworth.

All our priorities were answered satisfactorily at the Provident Kenworth marketing office. There was still the question of access to potable water which was one of our concerns. We were told that here water could be found just 60 feet from the top soil, unlike Madhapur, Kondapur or Gachibowli where the water table has depleted severely (~1000 feet). Besides this the site shares a boundary wall with a natural lake and the agricultural college where construction in the near future doesn’t seem likely. This will provide the site with air circulation and will provide a quiet lifestyle away from the busy world we live in. Provident Kenworth at Rajendra Nagar is most definitely a location worth consideration.

Project Updates As Of November 2017

Provident are launching The Pearl, the latest phase of their project Kenworth. The Pearl by Provident will offer 2, 3 and 4 BHK apartments to its residents. Provident have also come up with a new offer, which allows home buyers to make a purchase of an apartment without having to pay any booking amount. This is planned to be completed by April 2019, with the amenities taking another year. The apartment sizes and prices offered in this phase include:

Apartment Configuration Area (in sq. ft.) Price (in Rs. Lakhs)
2 BHK 930 – 980 44 – 49
3 BHK 1070 – 1280 52 – 63
4 BHK 1900 88 – 94