10 BKC by Radius Developers

Radius Developers is a venture by Mr. Sanjay Chhabria – former MD, Wadhwa Group, who is also the Managing Director of the firm. 10BKC in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is a collaborative project between Radius and DB Realty. DB Realty has been developing projects all over Mumbai; their upcoming DB Crown project in Lower Parel is one of their better known projects in real estate. Development of 10BKC began in March 2016 and possession is expected around December 2019.

10BKC is a luxury residential project by Radius Developers where in they offer glass façade 2,3 & 4 bed residences at a location that enjoys accessibility to all the prime locations in Mumbai. The project is designed by Hafeez Contractor, Tierra Design – POD (Singapore) is working on the landscape designing & Interior Designing has been handed over to Suying Metropolitan Studio (Singapore). These are a few of the reasons why 10BKC has the potential to be the next landmark of Kalanagar-Bandra Junction.

Location and Connectivity

Bandra East is located in the Western suburb of Mumbai and is home to the next best known commercial hub of the city. It is in fact the gateway to Bandra Kurla Complex. Bandra East is a well-developed area and is surrounded by Dadar West, Bandra West, Bandra Kurla Complex, Santacruz East, Dharavi, Kurla, Mahim and Matunga.

Site map of 10BKC

Radius 10BKC is located in a quiet residential area in Kalanagar near MIG Cricket Club, Bandra-Kalanagar Complex, Bandra-East. 10BKC is coming up behind the MHADA office and near the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence. 10BKC is less than 1km away from Bandra railway station.

Phota credits: Google photos (MIG Cricket Club)

Located right next to the premium business hub of Mumbai, 10BKC offers very good connectivity through connecting link roads like Santacruz-Chembur Link Road & the Sion-Bandra Link Road which provide access to the eastern suburbs. The project is 9 km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. One can reach South Mumbai and its business hubs of Lower Parel, Worli and Nariman Point via the iconic Bandra Worli Sea Link.

10BKC is close to luxury dining options and hotels like the Otto Infinito, Trident, Grand Hyatt, Taj Lands etc. as well as educational institutions like Dhirubhai Ambani International School, American School of Bombay & Arya Vidya Mandir. Health care centres like Asian Heart Institute and Lilavati Hospital & Research Center are located in the vicinity.

Configuration and Prices

Radius 10BKC is developing 3 towers on 5 acres of land with 3 acres dedicated to open, green, landscaped spaces. This project offers 2, 3 and 4 bed residences available in 23 floors and 7 levels of car parking.

Type Carpet Area (in sq. ft.) Saleable Area (in sq. ft.) Facing/View Agreement Value (Rs.)
2BHK 757 1257 BKC 4.20 cr.
3BHK 998 1657 Western Line 5.12 cr.
3BHK Duplex 1123 1865 Western Line 5.90 cr.
3BHK Large 1389 2306 BKC 6.51 cr.
4BHK 1602 2660 Western Line 7.82 cr.
4BHK Large 2031 3372 Western Line 9.56 cr.
Layout credits: Radius developers
Layout Credits: Radius Developers

Amenities and Facilities

Radius 10BKC is a luxurious project and provides all the amenities and facilities one would expect at these prices. These include kids’ zone that includes children’s play area, Crèche, Games Room, Pool Tables, Carrom, Chess, Air Hockey, Foosball, Video Arcade Games, Kids pool, and Mini Climbing wall.

Photo Credits: Radius developers

The well designed sports zone has squash and table tennis courts, golf simulator, snooker/ billiards, two lane bowling alley and multipurpose court. The luxurious fitness centre includes spa, salon, yoga terrace, sky gym, jogging track, social space for the elderly, adult fitness, game tables & reflexology. The social space includes restaurant & café, multipurpose hall, mini theatre, party lawn, library, adult pool, ATMs, florist and hobby room.

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On-going construction at 10BKC

The residences are complemented by a vertical elevatoring system. 10BKC offers 42,000 sq. ft. of extensive and unique amenities. Sky gym on the 23rd floor is one of its main attractions. The entrance lobby is 37,000 sq. ft. of Grand Double volume entrance. Lobbies are designed to exude a luxury hotel arrival experience.

Conclusion

10BKC is a 5-acre development with 3 acres dedicated to elevated landscaping by the internationally acclaimed POD TIERRA, Singapore. Pampering your senses with amenities spread across 42,000 sq.ft. with a 25,000 sq.ft. club house while living the Bandra life is one of the perks Radius Developers offers to its 10 BKC residents. If one is looking for a location near BKC and easy access to the corporate hubs while enjoying suburban life then 10BKC should be on your shortlist.

Palava City By Lodha – The Scale Redefines Townships

If you understand Mumbai real estate it is very difficult to miss out the marketing machinery that is Lodha Group. Every project of theirs ends up creating a buzz during pre-launch itself. This largely is attributed to the way company spins a story around its products and fetches leading personalities to endorse their projects. Whether its New Cuffe Parade or World Towers, Lodha ends up being talk of the town. The mother of all real estate projects that this company has undertaken in Lodha Palava City, no wonder Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador here. While there are lot of complaints one get to read about projects at Palava City we do not have any first hand experience of the same. Our note is inspired by the sheer scale of the project and ready properties therein.

Lodha World School, Palava City
Lodha World School At Palava City

Location: Dombivli

First time I travelled to Shil Phata was early in 2014. I was looking for an apartment to make an investment, but in the affordable category. Thus I reached Palava City by Lodha through Thane-Kalyan-Dombivli route after having gone for a few site visits at Kalyan, Dombivli and Ambivli. Since I ended up being late I could only glance at Lodha’s completed phase from outside. Though I did see kids playing soccer at a World class football stadium at Palava City. Our team’s recent visit was a study trip to Palava. We were informed that 13,000 apartments have already been delivered in first phase of which 7,000 are occupied. Take a step back and imagine the scale, many property firms will not end up delivering 13,000 apartments during their lifespan. A phase at Lodha Palava which is currently under development alone has close to 100 buildings under construction. One can see these under construction buildings along the Badlapur pipeline road when traveling towards Ambernath.

To reach Shil Phata we travelled from Vashi-Koparkhairane-Shil Phata/ Kalyan road. There is a narrow patch of road along the MIDC Pipeline off Shil Phata-Mahape road that we took. This patch of road got congested and the crossing ahead of it was also blocked. The drive from this crossing to Lodha Palava was more or less smooth though littered, a peculiarity of Mumbai. Yet again the sheer size of the football stadium impressed us. To add to it the Lodha World School building and the under development mall at Palava added to appeal of an area which I sometimes mention is jest as being in middle of no-where. The latter is just a comment on no suburban local in the vicinity unlike other areas in Mumbai.

Phase I buildings which are occupied At Palava City
Phase I buildings which are occupied At Palava City

Rates

But then Lodha has plans and this isn’t a few years project. To develop all 4,500 acres Lodha will require over a decade. Over time there is a likelihood – connecting roads, metro (Kharghar) and suburban local stations will come up. As of today Lodha is promoting “Epic” (code name) in 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK configurations. The approximate price ranges are mentioned below:

1 BHK- INR 34 lakh to INR 52 lakh

2 BHK- INR 54 lakh to INR 65 lakh

3 BHK- INR 68 lakh to INR 80 lakh

The other thing which we found interesting was the crowd at the sales office. It was a Saturday and there were families with kids at sales office to check out property options. These days most property sites aren’t seeing encouraging footfalls leave aside sales. This is why relatively higher interest by consumers at Palava was a welcome change.

On-Site Report

Truly to Lodha style of marketing a gigantic sales office with impressive lobby and master plans greeted us. The project sales office itself was a large hall may be size of several class rooms. We later travelled to other side of the road where the first few ready properties by Lodha are now ready. This is where Casa Rio, Casa Rio Gold and Casa Bella Gold are located. The entrance is about 1.5-2 km off the main road. One travels along the river, though as the case is with most rivers in Mumbai they only feel like river during monsoons, rest of the time they are filthy. There is a promenade which is now developed. Lodha Palava extends beyond these to about 4,500 acres till Badlapur pipeline road.

Palava City marketing office and ready apartments
Palava City marketing office and ready properties in background

The big draw for any consumer at Palava today is – unit pricing, proposed amenities, likely development of the area, improved connectivity and global scale of development. Though Powai isn’t the right example, but 15 years back not many people wanted to live there because of lack of connectivity by suburban local trains.

However, Lodha in its recent marketing campaign is comparing Palava City to Gurgaon, and we ask why?!!

Under construction phase at Lodha Palava
Under construction phase at Lodha Palava

Palava City Map

Map of Lodha Palava City
Palava City Map
Source: www.palava.in

Lodha Venezia, Parel: A Residential Landmark

Lodha’s fetish to deliver something out of the box and different, doesn’t fail this time either. After taking credit for World One – the world’s tallest residential tower, Lodha Bellissimo – the only Indian residential development to feature amongst the top 1000 landscapes in the world, and Palava – India’s most livable city, now they bring us Lodha Venezia. “The twin towers of Mumbai”, is what they are going to be called soon – Lodha Venezia in Parel is nothing short of becoming an iconic landmark in Mumbai. They are dramatically designed and are setting a new standard of living in luxury. Inspired from the regal Venetian architecture, the two towers stand tall overlooking the entire city. The eminent Lodha Group has 38 years of experience in the real estate sector, Lodha Venezia was built with only one motive: Luxurious life.

Location overview:

Lodha Venezia is in the absolute heart of the city on the Dr. Ambedkar Road in Lal Baug. It is by far one of the few properties that sees the meeting of Mumbai’s famous Monorail, Metro and the Eastern Freeway making it very easy to commute. It falls right in the backyard of the planned MTHL (Nhava-Sheva) and a stone throw away distance from the Worli-Sewri sea link. On the Central line Lower Parel station is only 6 minutes from the site and on the Harbour line, Cotton Green station is at 3 minutes and Sewri is 5 minutes away. Famous hospitals like Wadia, KEM and Global Hospital are within 2kms from the site.

The major business districts like Lower Parel, Prabhadevi, Cuffe Parade and Worli are less than 4kms. Entertainment wise, there are a lot of mall, restaurants, luxury hotels and cinema halls in the vicinity of the property.

Site overview:

Lodha Venezia is built keeping in mind the Sitetectonix landscaping architecture, which mainly uses water elements to add dimensions to a project. Since the developers wanted to give it a living in Venice kind of a feel, they have used the concept of Venetian gondola canal cruise around the buildings with floating island alcoves. The twin towers of Lodha Venezia stand 700 feet tall and spread across 3.50 acres, where the first residence level beings at the 7th floor. The two towers each have 60 floors with 480 units. Units are available in the configuration of 2bhk and 3bkh.

Flats & Prices:

The 2BHK apartments are available in two sizes: 1332 sq.ft and 1373 sq.ft. The 3BHK apartments are available in five sizes: 1710 sq.ft, 1764 sq.ft, 1818 sq.ft, 2034 sq.ft and 2097 sq.ft. Each unit comes with a grand sun deck and Italian marble flooring in the living room and Marbltal flooring in the other rooms. These apartments come with premium quality fixtures and finishing, be it the doors, windows, kitchen or bathrooms. A separate puja area and storage and utility units are included in each apartment. All apartments are fully air conditioned and equipped. The bathrooms have German Duravit / American Kohler sanitary ware and German Grohe/ Hansgrohe CP fittings and Motion sensors for automated lighting. Each apartment has a high degree of cross ventilation especially in living room and master bedroom.

The design of each tower is such that it provides you with an unparalleled view from the apartments along with an incomparable sense of privacy. The 2bhks start at Rs.3.19 cr and the 3bhks start at 5.13 cr. The base price ranges from Rs.22,002 – 20,253/sq.ft. The developer aims to hand over possession by December 2019.

Amenities:


Lodha Venezia gives you endless amenities and privileges at your disposal. The Sky lounge with a private observatory is a standout feature. The property comes with concierge services, infinity pool, lawn tennis court, multipurpose hall and steam room with a yoga/meditation area. The senior citizens corner is next to the picnic deck which has BBQ facilities. There is an indoor gaming zone and play area for kids and also a 50-seater movie theatre. The temple, tai chi lawn, library and cafeteria are some of the other amenities provided.  High-speed elevators are provided in each building with high-tech fire-fighting systems and a three tier security with BMS & CCTV surveillance rooms. Rainwater harvesting for sustainable water supply and STP-treated water for landscaping are a few of the other amenities.

Conclusion:

If living a luxurious life in style is your things then Lodha Venezia is the perfect place for you. Its dramatic design sets it apart from the rest of the projects in its surrounding areas. At a price that one would pay to live here, the amenities provided are top class. Lodha Venezia offers a good location and good facilities. It addresses all major needs of residents within the complex itself, and thus raises expectations and its delivery on the same will determine the response to this ambitious project.

You can read about the project on the developer’s site

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L&T Crescent Bay, Parel: Where luxury awaits you.

When L&T decided to deal in real estate not many were surprised. L&T has over 75 years of expertise in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services, with global operations in India. L&T Realty is the real-estate development arm of Larsen & Toubro. In a very short time, L&T Realty has made its mark across Western India, Southern India and Chandigarh with many residential, commercial and retail projects. With projects like the Seawoods Grand Central in Navi Mumbai, the Metropolitan Building in BKC and of course the L&T Tech Park in Bengaluru under their hat, they turned their attention to residential properties. Crescent Bay in Parel is one such emerging marquee project in collaboration with Omkar.

Location overview:

Full view of L&T Crescent Bay
Full view of L&T Crescent Bay

Located in proximity of some of the major retail and commercial hubs in the city, Crescent Bay is in Parel on the famous Jerbai Wadia Road. Because of its location, it has easy access to both – the central and western suburbs of Mumbai. Crescent Bay is aptly placed in the centre of the most in demand areas in the city. The Eastern freeway and proposed monorail station are both at less than 1km from the site. The planned Nhava Sheva Sea link is only 2kms away. The main commercial areas like Worli, Lower Parel, Prabhadevi are all less than 5kms. South Bombay is easily accessible thanks to the freeway and takes barely 20minutes to get at.

Bandra Kurla Complex, another business district is 10kms. There are 4 hospitals within 5kms viz. Maru Hospital, Navare Hospital, Balaji Hospital and the coveted Prince Aly Khan Hospital. Entertainment wise, there are a lot of mall, restaurants and cinema halls in the vicinity of the property. Crescent Bay is surrounded by few of city’s best schools – Don Bosco, Matunga (10 mins), IES, Hindu Colony (18 mins) and St. Joseph School (7 mins). No wonder it is the most desirable area to live in right now!

Site overview:


Crescent Bay gets its name from the shape of the 6 towers that are aligned to form a moon-like crescent shape when viewed from afar. It is spread over 7 acres and has 70% open land which is a key consideration for many home buyer. Each tower has 1500 Units and 55 Floors and 3 buildings in the shape of a triangle, all the buildings share a common terrace. The towers are: T1, T2, T3, T4, T4 and T6. Each tower has 2bkh, 3bkh and 4bhk apartments. The unit plans of each building vary according to each tower.
T1, T2, T3 and T4: Premier 1, Premier 2, Elegante
T5: Imperio 1, Imperio 2 and Grandio
T6: Signature 1, Signature 2 and Supereme
The 2bhks are available in both west-facing and east-facing directions and come in 3 sizes: 1320 sq.ft, 1345 sq.ft and 1365 sq.ft.

 

The 3bks are available in 4 sizes: 1720 sq.ft, 1790 sq.ft, 2100 sq.ft and 2275 sq.ft. The 4bhks are available only in one size of 3910 sq.ft. The wide variety of apartments on offer means that it is essential for a home buyer to carefully examine the floor plans to choose what appeals to them the most. The design of each tower is such that it provides you with a continuous view from the apartments along with an unparalleled sense of privacy. The spacious and  well designed apartments possess all the contemporary fittings required. Each apartment offers natural ventilation and lighting, and a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea & City skyline.  The base rate for a unit in this project is Rs. 30,000/sq. ft. The developer aims to hand over possession by July 2017.

Amenities : Crescent Bay 

Crescent Bay offers the perfect living environment for a family. It’s an all inclusive home space where you don’t need to go too far from home to exercise, socialize or even meditate. The project comes with a clubhouse which includes two swimming pools – kids and lap pool, state of the art gymnasium, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi. Health is a major concern and thus the project comes with a squash court, badminton court, basketball court and a sky garden with a jogging track 300 feet above the ground. There are also lounge areas, meditation and yoga zones and acupressure areas. For children there is a crèche, library, play area with sandpit. There is also a senior citizens area.

Apart from these amenities, the other amenities include: High-speed elevators in each building and high-tech fire-fighting systems. There is as separate shuttle elevator for parking and a three tier security with BMS & CCTV surveillance rooms. The solar-powered street lights and energy efficient water pumps & fixtures are an eco-friendly addition. Rainwater harvesting for sustainable water supply and STP-treated water for landscaping are a few of the other amenities.

Conclusion and Review:

Luxury and happiness is what this particular project will give you. The capacious and comfortable Crescent Bay is strategically positioned with all the facilities immediately prepared for the resident. It takes care of the needs of all your family members right from kids to senior citizens. Living here is an experience: the beautiful landscaping and architecture and the cherry on top is that it is in the heart of the city and gives you a beautiful vision to wake up to everyday.

You can read more about the project on the developer’s site

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L&T Emerald Isle Powai

L&T Emerald Isle(PC:L&T Realty)

Phase 1 of Emerald Isle Powai, an apt name given the green surroundings, is almost ready with five of the eight towers reaching handover stage by Aug 2016 and the remaining three will be delivered six months later. The initial five towers which will be ready within the next three months include an exclusive tower called Signature which will have lake facing apartments. This tower has only 4 BHK flats. Furthermore, apartments in the Signature tower have certain exclusive features which include 12 feet high ceilings amongst others. These units are priced between Rs. 9 and 10 crores. Learn about L&T Emerald Isle,Powai like floor plan, phases, prices, location,possession details and more in this article.

Can The Address, Ghatkopar, Be Your Next Address?

Creating good living spaces in far flung areas from the city is common knowledge. What makes us stop in the tracks and turn our heads is an 18 acre land parcel, right in the heart of a crowded suburb of Mumbai city, being turned into a green, airy and luxurious living space. The Address is one such project by The Wadhwa Group, situated on a landmark location in Ghatkopar, which project stands right on the LBS road, opposite the R-City Mall.

The LBS road and R City Mall as seen near the site entrance
The LBS road and R City Mall as seen near the site entrance

The L shaped land parcel lies stark in the middle of three important activity hubs of the city. The LBS road in the north, Godrej Boyce Company in the east and the Central Railway line in the south. Yet as I took a walk around the entire site, the asymmetric play of the green patches kept me interested and made me walk further. The water bodies at certain intervals added to the visual appeal and relaxed the overall atmosphere. All this, along with the wide walkways left me in no doubt when they claim that 60 percent of the entire site of The Address is open area.

Central Railway line as seen from the site, The Address, Wadhwa Group
Central Railway line as seen from the site
Godrej Boyce Company as seen from the site, The Address, Wadhwa Group
Godrej Boyce Company as seen from the site

The backbone of a good location are two things:

1. Proper accessibility through all modes of transport

The approach road to the site, LBS Road, is a major arterial road of Mumbai which connects Thane to Sion. The Eastern Express Highway is 2.5 km away while JVLR is 4.7 km away from the site. Vikhroli (6.1 km) and Ghatkopar (2.1 km) are two major train stations on central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network (local railway in common tongue). The Ghatkopar Metro station is 2.1 km away from the site, which connects the central suburbs to the western. Considering these factors, transportation is extremely convenient from The Address site.

2. Important social infrastructure at a convenient distance

While one of the biggest malls in Mumbai, the R City Mall lies right opposite The Address site, it is also in proximity to important social infrastructure; hospitals such as Sarvodaya Hospital (1.6 km), Nulife Hospital (2.1 km), Samarth Hospital (2.5 km), Godrej Memorial Hospital (5 km) and schools such as Dominic Savio High School (2 km), Saraswati Vidyaniketan (1.3 km), Sarvodaya School (2.9 km), Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College (2.1 km)

Entrance to The Address. Ghatkopar, Wadhwa Group
Entrance to The Address

The entire project has been divided into four building clusters. The first cluster which greets us as we enter The Address is Boulevard. It has 4 buildings, having 6 apartments on each floor. There are 4 lifts and 2 staircases as per the norms. The configurations on offer are 2.5 and 3 BHK with areas ranging from 1046 sq. ft. to 1276 sq. ft.

Boulevard, at The Address, Ghatkopar, Wadhwa Group
Boulevard at The Address

The Panorama, apt for its name, is situated right at the centre of the L shaped site, offering a 180 degree view of the entire area. The configurations on offer in this building are premium 4 BHK apartments.

Panorama
Panorama at The Address
Recreational area for Panorama (under construction- July 2016)
Recreational area for Panorama (under construction- July 2016)
Swimming pool for Panorama (under construction July 2016)
Swimming pool for Panorama (under construction July 2016)

The next cluster we see is Vista, having 3 buildings. Every floor has 3 apartments along with 3 lifts and 2 staircases. The configurations on offer are 3 and 4 BHK with areas ranging from 1507 sq. ft. to 1773 sq. ft.

Vista at The Address, Ghatkopar, Wadhwa Group
Vista at The Address, Ghatkopar

The fourth cluster at the farthest end of the site is Promenade which is under construction. This is a cluster of 4 buildings. The configurations on offer are 2 BHKs only, with an area of 627 sq. ft.

Promenade, The Address, Ghatkopar under construction (July 2016)
Promenade under construction (July 2016)

Each cluster at The Address has its own swimming pool and recreation area as well, making them self-sustained mini complexes. There is also a club house offering a plethora of amenities like spa, sauna, jacuzzi, multipurpose hall, squash court, indoor games, mini theatre and a gymnasium.

The club house
The club house at The Address

The apartments are spacious and positioned well, with 2 or 3 free sides to maintain an unobstructed view as well as privacy of the occupants. They are laid out with vitrified tiles and wooden flooring in the master bedroom. The living rooms and bedrooms have large windows for sufficient natural light. Most rooms have two windows to facilitate cross ventilation. The cost of the apartments at The Address starts from Rs 2 Crores and range upto Rs 20 Crores.

Coming from The Wadhwa Group which is acknowledged for developments such as Platina at BKC, Solitaire at Powai and Palm Beach Residency at Vashi speaks a lot about the project. The Group has been in business for over 45 years and delivered over 10,000 homes across a massive 10 million sq ft of area. With a number of families already having moved in and considering the above facts, it is easier to decide whether The Wadhwa Address can be ones residential address.

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