Ashar IT Park
With a built-up area of 1 million sq ft, Ashar IT Park is tailored to meet today’s complex business needs with suitable amenities.
Designed on international standards, the Ashar IT Park at Wagle Industrial Estate in Thane stands over a large floor plate of 80,000 sq ft. The building, built using state-of-the-art technology, exudes grandness on one hand and convenience on the other. It provides an apt opportunity for top IT majors to avail of the cost-efficiencies of operating in Thane.
The IT Park has been designed in a way that it expresses the identity of the owner. The flooring and atrium are made of Italian marble. The building has a double-glazed unitised system for the external façade. Elevators, stairs and services cores are positioned around a large floor plate (80,000 sq ft) to achieve maximum flexibility in dividing the offices areas into 5,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft. Maximum daylight is ensured by using high-efficiency glass, while optimisation of common areas allows floor space efficiency of 80 per cent.
The backdrop of Ashar IT Park comprises natural scenic beauty of the Yeoor Hills. The landscape keeps in mind the elevation of the structure. The parks, fountains and lighting have been carefully designed to enhance the beauty of Ashar IT Park. Indeed, elements of nature and construction have been blended in order to obtain optimal results.
Technology in motion
Necessary infrastructure has been created at the IT Park to facilitate data transmission of international BPOs and software companies operating from the IT Park. Broadband connectivity of service providers like Airtel, Reliance, Tata and MTNL is fully operational. Rentable facilities ADSL, ISDN, IP-VPN, TDM, Frame Relay, X-DSL and IPCL are also available.
The IT Park has a multilevel security system comprising CCTV surveillance, proximity card-based access control at lift lobbies and other floors, automated fire protection alarm, fire protection system with wet risers and sprinklers, smoke detectors, public address system, portable fire extinguishers and fire-detection panels from Honeywell-Morley.
What’s more, the building’s intelligent building management system ensures centralised management of utilities. Intelligent software has been installed for the control and monitoring of lifts, lighting and security. This not only conserves energy but enhances reliability, security and efficiency. DG sets with Cummins engine manufactured by Powerica and other reputed manufacturers provide the necessary power backup.
The other state-of-the-art amenities provided in the project include parking for 1,200 cars (basement + stilts), a massive cafeteria on the ground floor, 12 Schindler passenger elevators and three Schindler service elevators, meeting rooms, video conferencing rooms, conference hall, business centre, provision for banks and ATM services, convenience shopping, travel agencies, courier services and a sewage treatment plant.
Ashar Group has ambitious plans for the future and will foray into the hospitality sector in Phase 2 of Ashar IT Park. A four-star, 120-key hotel for short-stay requirements of IT professionals and expatriates is on the anvil. In addition, a 120-key service apartment complex along with a recreational club facility is soon expected. The purpose of these twin endeavours is to facilitate the need of various companies operating from the Ashar IT Park and Wagle Estate’s upcoming new IT parks.
“This will attract some of the world’s most renowned IT/ITES companies to set up their base here,” says Ajay Ashar, CMD, Ashar Group. “Therefore, Ashar IT Park marks a new page in the development history of Thane.” And Susir Kumar, CEO, Intelenet Global Services Ltd, adds, “As Thane enjoys proximity to Mumbai and the IT hub here is at a nascent stage; a large talent base is available with a low attrition rate, which every IT and ITES company desires. This encouraged Intelenet Global Services to opt for Thane and select the most sought-after premises at Ashar IT Park. This has also helped us offer cost-efficient quality services to compete in the global market. All our expansion needs in the western region have been completely fulfilled and our team is delighted that we chose Ashar IT Park.”
Size of the project: 1 million sq ft
Developer: Ashar Group
Project cost: Rs 300 crore
Project completion: May 2010
BMC architect: Manoj Daisaria, Daisaria Associates, Tel: (0) 98210 50241.
Landscape architect: Sohail Degani, Mini Gardens, Tel: (0) 98672 27689.
Structural consultant: RC Tipnis, Tel: (0) 98200 56799.
Services consultant: Percy Dalal, NAT Engineers, Tel: (0) 98200 21085.
Electrical consultant: AV Thatte, Shrikant Kharge, Shriram Electromechanical, Tel: (0) 91670 24292.
Plumbing consultant: Percy Dalal, NAT Engineers, Tel: (0) 98200 21085.
Plumbing contractor: ZJ Nagarwala, Nagarwala Engineering Company, Tel: 2381 2626.
External cladding consultant: VS Ravi, Facade India Testing Pvt Ltd, Tel: (0) 93245 69921.
Civil finish: Bablu Haldar, BH Construction, Tel: (0) 98203 50954.
Electrical contractor: Shrikant Kharge, Pramod Electricals, Tel: (0) 91670 24292.
Fire-fighting contractor: Sunil Calvin, National Fire, Tel: (0) 98202 31455.
- Yeoor Hills
- DG sets
- Ajay Ashar
- Susir Kumar