Architecht AXYZ is to develop IT Hub for Kent Constructions at Smartcity Kochi
The first phase of Kerala's dream SmartCity project, including a Rs 400-crore 6.5 lakh sq ft IT tower overlooking a 300 meter waterfront area, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other dignitaries on Saturday, 20th Feb 2016. The project is a Joint Venture of Dubai Holding and the state government. Besides Chandy, Union Minister for Skill Development, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister for Industries and IT and Chairman, SmartCity Kochi, P K Kunhalikutty, Gulf-based Kerala business tycoon M A Yusuf Ali and top officials of SmartCity jointly inaugurated the first phase of SmartCity, which will provide 5,500 knowledge-based jobs.
The launch of the 4.7 million sq ft Phase II was also performed simultaneously. It will be completed in
36 months and provide 60,000 jobs.
The projects of UAE based Holiday Group, Kent Constructions GEMS International School, Bengaluru based Maratt Projects Pvt Ltd;
Prestige Group and Kochi based Elton Technologies, apart from SmartCity's own tower are to feature in Phase 2.
Architects AXYZ is developing an IT hub for M/s Kent Constructions. It aims at housing several IT firms.