Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kochi going hi-tech

This is an email forward I got from Sunil, my bro; Is Kochi turning to be a Satellite city ? I see good and bad with all these ..

Kochi 2009

Kochi currently has no malls; however, by 2009, the city is expected to have 6 malls covering a built-up area of 1.60 million sq ft, according to Cushman & Wakefield. Malls like Forum (expected to have 1 million+ sq ft of space), Lulu Mall, Aerens Gold Souk, Abad Mall, Metro One, Mall O, The Summit (to be spread over 12 floors) and Kalyan Mall are being planned. There have been reports that DLF too is looking at a mall-cum-hotel project in the city, near Marine Drive.

RAK Princeton, Edappally - 20 floors

RAK Princeton, Edappally - 20 floors

The Summit Mall, MG Road
Peevees Group, is in the process of setting up an international style shopping and entertainment mall in Kochi at an investment of Rs 175 crore.the project will host the first cine multiplex in Kerala

Mall O, Edappally - 350,000 sqft

Metro One Mall, Kaloor - 16 floors

Aerens GoldSouk mall, Vyttila - 450,000 sqft

Swapnil Regency, Kakkanad - 30 floors

Prestige Neptune's Courtyard, Marine Drive - 18 floors

Dreams Hotel - 19 storeyed

Choice Prestige, Tripunithra (40 floors)

Cochin Media City

L&T Tejomaya Tech Park, Infopark Campus

Park View, Convent Road - 16 floors

A hotel-cum-mall Admiral Plaza, Palarivattom - BCG builders

1 comment:

sajan said...

Hi! Nice to know that Cochi too is having the big buildings. ONly I am not too sure whether the soil strength is good enough to allow such big buildings come up. Also since Cochin is a port city and also within an equatorial zone should be causes of concern. I doubt if technology can be a long term solution to these concerns. Especially since climate change, global warming and rising sea levels are no more theories but actual realities. Ask the people in the Wyanad district who were living on the crop of Black Pepper - it does not grow there anymore due to change of climate. Coconut and Rubber which was difficult to grow in Wyanad are now possible.

Again the economy of Kerala is very fragile. These malls can cause a lot of unemployment and labour unrest.

Forgive me for being so paranoid but these are suicidal projects.

I am well fed with these !!