Gurugram to house a Green R&D Corporate Hub, “e-novation Centre”, along SPR
The real estate sector in Gurugram is taking adequate measures to combat the issue of environment pollution and build structures, which are not only environment friendly but also aid in conserving, recycling and reusing the natural resources.
e-novation Centre, India’s First Corporate hub exclusively dedicated to R&D, training and innovation is one such green project coming up in the institutional area in Sector 75, Gurugram, along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). Being built in over 12 acres by RSP Developers, the centre is a LEED Gold rated centre, (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design green certification for building design & construction)
Keeping in mind the increasing pollution and the urgent need for infrastructures to be sustainable and safe, the Centre has nearly 75% open space with extensive green cover as well as water recycling, waste management and renewable energy on the campus, while the RCC structure complies with the norms for the relevant seismic zone for NCR. Water is integrally reused through a closed loop via a 250 KLD capacity, in-house sewage treatment plant that supplies gardens and commodities; Biomass, paper, plastic, glass and high-tech spare parts repositories collect 100% of the waste and there is on-campus electricity generation via a 60 KW in-house solar plant. The north-south orientation of the campus combined with straight line; effective planning has enabled maximization of daylight efficiency in the blocks. The developers say the centre is self-sufficient in all requirements necessary to establish a fertile environment for the corporates, IT companies, institutions and organisations. The e-novation Centre is offering facilities for setting up – accelerators, centres of excellence, labs, IT projects, ITeS units and training centres.
“Gurugram has begun to give competition to Bangalore as a preferred destination for R&D and tech companies. Till recently, the focus for R & D in India was in the south – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. However, these cities are facing their own challenges now, while the plethora of opportunities and the huge untapped talent pool in the NCR is enabling the NCR to become an R&D hub”, says Satya Priya Yadav, Managing Director, RSP Developers.
The BMW Group has already set up India’s largest automobile training centre in the First block of e-novation Centre. This is also one of the few BMW training centre’s globally – for Management, Brand, Sales, Product, Process and Technical Trainings. It has a current capacity of approximately 14,000 Training Man-days per annum, which is expandable in the future owing to the Future ready infrastructure built by RSP.
e-novation Centre comprises six blocks out of which the First is already in use and operational while the Second and Third are ready for occupying. The Centre is planned in a way that it can adapt to varied requirements, from built-to-suit office space, single floors, multiple floors, blocks, standalone buildings and residential facilities for walk-to-work. Some of the other unique features of the infrastructure are the Large floor plate sizes in the blocks – 25,000/ 35,000 and 60,000 sq ft, which are currently not available for immediate occupancy in Gurugram, efficient column placing to ensure maximum utilisation of floor expanse, thoughtfully planned recreation areas to ensure that the core work units are not disturbed, Integrated Building Management System (IBMS), future ready infrastructure built to anticipate upcoming needs and endure over time, best-in-class, in-house facility management.
“The e-novation Centre is very strategically located owing to the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority’s (GMDA) initiatives to develop the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) along the lines of Golf Course Road. The planned construction of a cloverleaf to connect the SPR with the Dwarka Expressway, providing an alternate access to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, which is currently 28 kilometres away via NH-8, will prove beneficial to the area. Also, with two underpasses and three flyovers to ease the traffic flow along the SPR, we see a surge in corporates moving to this area”, adds Yadav.