‘Timely completion and handover of a project, while ensuring the highest level of quality’ – this is how Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder & MD, Hiranandani Group, described the completion of a 16-storey commercial building made to global standards in 18 months. Spanning over 14.5 acres and comprising 2 million sq-ft of space, the commercial structure – TCS Olympus Centre – is situated in Hiranandani Estate, Thane, a complex that was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on 8th November, 2017.
India’s software giant, Tata Consultancy Services, signed a deal of ‘built to suit’ commercial office space in the up-market Hiranandani Estate, Ghodbunder Road, Thane. Delivering this much-awaited commercial building in a record time of 18 months stands testimony to Hiranandani’s commitment to timely delivery with uncompromised quality. Also, following global best practices, it is not just about glass and chrome. Developed as a green campus, it leverages rainwater harvesting and a sewage treatment plant, with eco-friendly, low-emission systems and fixtures.
Fadnavis congratulated the Hiranandani Group on the milestone. Speaking during the inaugural function, he said, “TCS Olympus Centre is a state-of-the-art technology centre, and will accommodate more than 30,000 employees. This, in turn, will create further employment opportunities in the Thane and the Navi Mumbai region.” He was pleased, he added, by the fact that the inauguration of the TCS Olympus Centre at Hiranandani Estate, Thane, also signified encouraging a digitally responsible economy.
Describing the project as a ‘new next-gen workplace’, Dr Hiranandani said that the state-of-the-art facility includes a training block, club house and gymnasium, which provides a contemporary and holistic work culture. “The relocation of corporate offices spread over different locations in Mumbai city and a suburb to Thane’s Ghodbunder Road reflects on the increasing attractiveness of its commercial real estate. Excellent connectivity through road and rail corridors in the Mumbai Region makes Thane ideal for corporates to follow the TCS lead, to relocate and expand in Thane,” he pointed out.
The project also shifts the spotlight onto Thane as a residential destination for those who work in the fast growing IT and ITeS sectors. Home seekers opting for a home in Thane, in locations close to their workspaces, will experience the ‘walk to work and walk back home’ option, multiplied with well-developed infrastructure.
“The completion of this commercial building within a record time-frame encapsulates Hiranandani Group’s efforts, with the right synergy between various teams (be it Architecture, Engineering or Contracts), each showing exemplary spirit in creating and delivering the TCS Olympus Centre, a commercial tower, fully-functional and with no compromises on the structural stability or safety aspects,” he concluded.