Bhartiya Urban launches new $2bn city in India

30 October 2012 (Last Updated October 30th, 2012 18:30)

Real estate development firm Bhartiya Urban, part of the Bhartiya Group, has launched a new $2bn city spanning 125 acres near Hebbal, in North Bangalore, India.

Bhartiya City in India

Real estate development firm Bhartiya Urban, part of the Bhartiya Group, has launched a new $2bn city spanning 125 acres near Hebbal in north Bangalore, India.

The city is to be developed by Bhartiya City Developers with the aid of input from the US-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan.

The new city, to be known as Bhartiya City, will have eight districts. The first one to be built, known as Nikoo Homes, will be residential. The other districts will include work spaces, an IT special economic zone and financial district, a shopping district, a high street, hotels, a hospital and a school.

Broadway Malyan’s wide-ranging brief in support of precincts two and three covers the architectural concept and schematic design, retail interior design, landscape design and public realm strategy.

The two precincts feature 460,000m² of mixed-use development over basement parking and feature six office towers, three hotels, a convention centre, a shopping centre, a cinema, a park and major landscaped areas, as well as Celebration Square, a public performance area to house 5,000 people.

Broadway Malyan’s role also covers the concept residential design for precinct one, featuring 2,400 residential units, as well as place-making, branding, marketing collateral, graphics and way-finding for the entire city.

Master planned by Perkins Eastman from New York, the project will be developed in phases.

Under the first phase, residential units, IT office space, retail space and a hotel will be developed.

Bhartiya City Developers head of hospitality assets division Jaideep Singh said, "The total built-up area, once the project is completed, would be around 12 million square feet."

Bhartiya City has signed up with Leela Hotels to operate the first hotel, which will also include the largest conference centre in Bengaluru.


Image: The city is to be developed by Bhartiya City Developers with the aid of input from the US-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan. Photo: Broadway Malyan.