I was recently at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) to attend a conference at the Trident and I was amazed as always at the stunning development of this ‘Nariman Point of the Suburbs’. In a little over a decade, BKC which enjoys a prominent location – straddling both the eastern and western suburbs, thus ensuring easier commutes for employees – has become a new age example of planned development. Dominating this landscape are commanding structures such as The Capital and Platina developed by The Wadhwa Group. Wadhwa roped in the famous architect James Law from Hong Kong to design The Capital which features cybertecture, contemporary facade, innovative design and a rich palette of colours and textures.
Even before Wadhwa created such iconic structures, they made a name for themselves with thoughtfully designed residential projects, meticulously planned and delivered in a timely manner – all qualities guaranteed to transform a developer into a reliable brand. Led by the business-savvy Mr. Vijay Wadhwa who started the construction business along with his father after they moved from Mathura to Mumbai, Wadhwa Group has grown in leaps and bounds. Over 45 years, they have delivered over 10 million sq. ft. of developed area and garnered over 10,000 satisfied customers and 70 multinational corporate tenants. Their completed residential portfolio boasts of aesthetic properties such as the Palm Beach Residency in Vashi, Solitaire in Powai, Rubaix in Khar, while upcoming projects include a whole gamut of properties such as the W54 in Matunga, The Address in Ghatkopar, Anmol Fortune in Goregaon, Atmosphere in Mulund and Landmark, Prabhadevi among others.
We look at the aspects that make The Wadhwa Group standout as a new-age, innovative developer.
It’s always about the location. More often than not buyers are attracted to a property based on its proximity to urban comforts and conveniences such as schools, markets, arterial routes and expressways and commercial centres. A look at any of Wadhwa’s residential properties will leave you hard-pressed to identify which of them suffers a disadvantage of being located far from these conveniences. Whether the projects are in the eastern suburbs or western, in the heart of south mumbai or the gentrified northern suburbs, they always enjoy these comforts. For example: The Address in Ghatkopar is walking distance to R-City Mall and the commercial hubs of Vikhroli and Powai as well as prominent schools and colleges.
Focus on Aesthetics and Amenities
Properties constructed by The Wadhwa Group are known for their elegant designs and architecture. They seamlessly meld architecture with technology as one can see in the designs of The Capital. They are replicating the best practices across their residential portfolio as well. Atmosphere in Mulund at 37 storeys is one of the tallest structures in the area, plans for The Address in Ghatkopar include 65% open spaces and a plethora of amazing amenities, Landmark, Prabhadevi, another plush project near the Siddhivinayak temple is set to be an iconic landmark built on 4.5 acres with duplexes and sky villas atop the 55 storey towers. A common element across the residential properties is the thoughtful use of space and layout of the units to ensure efficient and ample cross-ventilation as well as natural lighting.
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Innovative & Sustainable Design
In a time when the technology you use today is obsolete tomorrow, one needs to stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant. Wadhwa Group has done this with elegance and flair. By partnering with the best architects and design consultants they have ensured the best use of the latest technology in architectural design like cybertecture – which is a revolutionary concept that provides a symbiotic relationship between the urban fabric and technology – as well as smart technology like fully-automated parking, smart lighting, intelligent elevator and integrated building management systems in their commercial buildings. This has resulted in eco-friendly buildings of a world class standard worthy of the global clients who occupy them. The developer has made sustainable design their core feature by employing them in residential projects too through motion sensor lighting, rainwater harvesting systems and smart security system.
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Wadhwa’s unwavering focus on delivering quality products and employing best practices has brought them some amazing accolades. These include, among others:
- Commercial project of the year 2011 – The Capital, BKC
- RR Kabel Building Design Awards 2011, Winner of the Best Residential Building – Solitaire, Powai
- Realty Plus Excellence Awards 2011, Winner for Residential Property of the Year – The Address, Ghatkopar
- Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013-14 – Apartment India The Address, Mumbai
- International Property Awards Asia Pacific – Best Developer Website India
Wadhwa Group is not just focused on creating beautiful, habitable structures but also on giving back to the earth they build on as well as the society in which they co-exist. The company has invested heavily in research and development of designs that boast of cutting edge features that help conserve energy, water and other natural resources. This can also be seen through their green designs and adoption of green and smart technology which lowers carbon footprint while also minimising impact on the planet. The developer is also associated with the renowned Arya Vidya Mandir School and have built Vasu Dham, a shelter for the elderly sprawled over 57,000 square meters and equipped with a Hospital, Yoga center, Dining hall and Day care centre.
In a fickle sector where many developers are still struggling to stay abreast of the competition even as the market undergoes consolidation, The Wadhwa Group have stood tall through sheer dedication to delivering quality projects by employing cutting-edge technology and global standards of architecture and design. They have developed a strong portfolio of commercial and residential properties and maintained a construction track record worthy of envy. It is precisely the reason that leading investors have backed the firm across its endeavours, customers have a high recall of the brand and its properties are amongst the most popular with end users/ investors in their neighbourhood.