Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nucleus Premium Properties Pvt. Ltd is all set to change the face of Kottayam

Nucleus Premium Properties Pvt Ltd., the winner of The Times of India ‘Brand Icon- Builder 2014 The most trusted Builder in Kerala’ is launching its brand new project in Kottayam. Nucleus Bayvue, the waterfront villas and apartments at Devalokam, is the first venture in Kottayam that is all set to rewrite luxury living in the district.
This one-of-a-kind lifestyle project is now launching its first phase consisting of 34 villas and featuring world-class amenities. Sprawling across 2.6 acres of land with villas ranging from 1341 sq.ft to 2583 sq.ft, the project will make luxury more affordable. It is a high potential investment at the most reasonable price starting at just Rs. 59 lacs onwards.  It will be the biggest apartment and villa project that Kottayam had ever witnessed. Located in the heart of the city and also has frontage to the river Kodoor, which is famous for the Kollad Boat Race. Every year the residents of Bayvue can enjoy the boat race sitting on the balcony.  
Nucleus started operations in 2010 as a quality property developer focused on building world-class villas and apartments in Kochi. Within a short span of 4 years, Nucleus became one of the most sought-after builders in the city with a number of completed projects to boast about. Began its operations with Nucleus Reef Garden in Koonammavu which was then followed by Nucleus Styles, Nedumbasserry, a villa project near the Cochin International Airport. These early successes made the company move to the arteries of Kochi with highly-sought after apartment projects in Vazhakkala (Nucleus White Rose), Kalamassery (Nucleus Symphony) and Edappally (Nucleus Rhyme). All the projects were sold out even before their completion. Eleganza-Vazhakkala, RIVA-Near Lulu Mall, Edappally, SAFFRON - Near Marine Drive, Vaduthala, FAIRDALE- Edappally, ZEPHYR- Vennala and LAVENDER-Eroor are the upcoming lifestyle changing projects of Nucleus Properties.
The builder made luxury affordable, never compromised on location or quality of building materials used and always delivered way before its schedule.  A commendable feat by any standards and that too delivered on time with best of the materials used – in a nutshell, this is what Nucleus Premium Properties epitomizes.  
Being a social responsible builder Nucleus Properties always engaged in many social welfare activities. The builder was the main sponsor of Bhoomigeetham, a musical programme organised by the state government to collect extra funds for the ‘Zero landless’ scheme which aims to provide land for the landless people of the state. Nucleus has also organized many activities like ‘Go Green Programme in association with AIESEC, Organic farming programme for schools and colleges and Eco- friendly villa designing Competition in association with Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakkara. The recently achieved ‘The Most Trusted Builder in Kerala by Times of India’ and ‘The Excel 2014’- Socially Responsible Builder Award are the recognition to their commitment towards the society.

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Menons Mitsubishi Opens in Thrissur Today (Oct 16)

Thrissur:  Innocent MP will inaugurate Menons Mitsubishi's new showroom owned by Menons Motors at Mannuthy Bypass in Thrissur today (on October 16). In the function to be presided over by Rajan K. Pallan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, N. Vijay Kumar, Rural SP, Thrissur, will unveil the new variant of Pajero Sport. Mr. Ajay Menon, Managing Director, Menons Motors, said that the new showroom in Thrissur will offer the various Mitsubishi models including Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi's flagship. "The new showroom in Thrissur will have the 3S facilities, including sales, service and spares," Mr. Menon said.

Mr. Ajay Menon, with more than 20 years of experience in trading in the Gulf countries, has already got investments in India in real estate and service sectors. Menons Motors’ maiden venture in India was the Menons Mitsubishi in Kochi. "Our next showroom will be inaugurated in Kozhikode on October 24. We are also planning showrooms in Thiruvananathapuram and Kottayam by November/December,” Mr. Menon said. Mr. Menon also said the company is planning big for the state including opening up Mitsubishi Service Centres across all the districts.

Mr. Menon also pointed out that Pajero Sport is a hot favorite among the car lovers of Kerala. "With service backup of Menons Motors, we expect increased sales in the coming days," he said.

For more details: Menons Mitsubishi, Thrissur. 98473 39448.  

Tea museum in Munnar turns 10

The Tea Museum which has made a place for itself in popular travel websites such as Lonely Planet, Kerala Tourism and Trip Advisor is a major attraction to all tourists visiting Munnar.
Not only for industries, there are museums even for writers in the western countries. Luckily, here in Kerala, as there was never a dearth for writers, we too have museums for them. But being an industry-shy place, do we have museums for any industry here? Fortunately, yes. Tea industry, one of the oldest industries of Kerala which is still growing strong, has a museum.  And what’s more, the Tea Museum in Munnar run by Kanan Devan Hills Plantations (KDHP) Company turned 10 recently.
Over the years, the tea museum which has made a place for itself in popular travel websites such as Lonely Planet, Kerala Tourism and Trip Advisor, thus has also become a major attraction to all tourists visiting Munnar.
Starting from 1877, the time when John Daniel Munro had taken a piece of land on lease for tea plantation through the year 1880 when the first tea estate in Munnar was established, the ways in which the tea Industry travelled till date has been narrated beautifully through the numerous tell-tale exhibits here - old pictures, machineries, utensils and documents among others. In addition to these many things related to tea, for the historically-inclined, a nannangadi (an ancient burial urn) of tribal people found near Periakanal estate which must have been used in circa BC 2 is also displayed here.
Among other exhibits, we can also see the original tea roller or 'Rotervane' used for CTC type tea processing that dates back to 1905, the wheels of the train that used to run between Munnar and Kundala during 1908-1924, the telephone exchange that was brought from UK in the year 1909, the 'Pelton Wheel' used for the power generation plant that existed in the Kanniamallay estate in the 1920s and a few three annas coins used by Kanan Devan Company in those years. To welcome you inside the Museum, there is a huge sundial which is placed in a granite block. This sundial was made in the year 1913 by the Art Industrial School at Nazareth in Tamil Nadu.  To satiate the curiosity of visitors, a modern mini model tea factory was also set up in the museum demonstrating the process of making dust tea out of plucked leaves.

SmartCity Kochi Gets Environmental Clearance For the IT/ ITES SEZ Township of 246 acres Entire; First IT Bldg Nearing Completion

Kochi: As the construction of SCK01, the 6.5 lakh sq. ft. first IT building in SmartCity Kochi (SCK), is fast nearing completion, SCK received the environmental clearance for the entire project covering 246 acres of land, where it will develop no less than 8.8 million sq. ft. of built-up area with substantial extent of land area will be left for greenery and open spaces, to house Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Media, Finance and Research & Innovation clusters, attracting companies from within India and from abroad. “For the first IT building SCK01, we had received the environmental clearance in July 2013 and later we applied for the rest of the project, which has been cleared now.” Mr. Gigo Joseph, CEO, SCK said. 

The clearance was given at the meeting of State Environment Impact Assessment Authority Kerala (SEIAA-K) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests followed by the State Expert Appraisal Committee’s (SEAC) recommendations. While considering the application, SEAC appreciated SmartCity’s effort in presenting a clear cut master plan of the project. “Now, as the decks have been cleared for the entire project, we are looking forward to speed up the construction activities of own, joint and infrastructural developments. Of own developments, construction of SCK01’s seven story structure is in an advanced stage of completion and as announced in the Director’s Board meeting held in Abu Dhabi, the building is expected to be inaugurated in March 2015,” Mr. Gigo Joseph added.

Once complete, SCK01 is aimed to be one of the largest LEED Platinum-rated IT buildings in India, as well as all of the forthcoming structures coming up here are being developed as environment friendly by protecting the environment in the true sense including preservation of endemic local flora and fauna. During piling works, an intense replanting drive was also undertaken when trees were replanted elsewhere, highlighting the green credentials of SmartCity.

SCK has also entered into agreements for joint developments with leading IT, hospitality, realty and education companies, to make the hub coming up here an integrated township with facilities for live, work and play. “Approvals and designs of such joint developments are at various stages now while a couple of them are already on the verge of starting construction,” Mr. Gigo Joseph revealed.

CRISIL 7 STAR Rating Awarded to Asset KASAVU

  • Anurag Jhanwar, Director, Real Estate Ratings, CRISIL handed over the 7 STAR rating citation to V. Sunil Kumar, Managing Director and Anil Varma, Executive Director of  Asset Homes.
  • Asset Kasavu becomes the first villa project in South India to get this highest and most coveted rating from CRISIL.
  • Asset Homes becomes the first builder in India to have 3 CRISIL 7 Star rated residential projects.
Kochi, September 15, 2014:  Asset Kasavu, the aristocratic villa project at Kalamassery, Kochi, promoted by Asset Homes, one of the largest real estate companies in Kerala, has won CRISIL 7 Star Rating, the topmost among the coveted real estate project ratings in the country. In a function held here, Anurag Jhanwar, Director, Real Estate Ratings, CRISIL, Mumbai handed over the rating citation to V. Sunil Kumar, Managing Director and Anil Varma, Executive Director of Asset Homes. Mr. Raghuchandran Nair, Chairman, CREDAI Kerala was also present on the occasion.

Asset Kasavu has become South India’s First and Only Villa project to have this highest 7 STAR rating from CRISIL.  Asset Kasavu is the third residential project of Asset Homes to get 7 STAR rating. In 2010, Asset Signature, the digital apartment project at Thiruvananthapuram was the first completed project in Kerala to win the CRISIL 7 STAR rating.  In 2013, Asset Casagrande, lake front boutique apartments at Thevara, Kochi was awarded 7 STAR.  With Asset Kasavu also getting 7 Star rating, Asset Homes has become India’s First and Only builder to have three CRISIL 7 STAR rated residential projects.

Congratulating Asset Homes, Mr. Anurag Jhanwar said 7 star rating is the topmost real estate project rating given by CRISIL, a Standard & Poor’s company. He explained that CRISIL Real Estate Star Ratings provide city specific all-round assessment of real estate projects and help buyers benchmark and identify quality projects within their cities. The key factors evaluated in the Star Ratings process are quality of legal documentation, construction related risks, financial flexibility/viability of the project, innovative attributes of the project besides the background and track record of the project sponsor.

Mr. Jhanwar further added, “There is a need for enhanced transparency in the real estate sector, which can be achieved through self-regulation by developers. The good news is that we are now seeing developers coming forth and embracing this concept by opening themselves up for third-party evaluation — a positive sign indicating dedication towards customer-centricity and professionalism.”

On the occasion Sunil Kumar said “It’s indeed a great achievement for Asset Homes to have won the CRISIL 7 Star rating for three of its projects. As a responsible builder it reflects the core philosophy of our brand to stick to the fundamentals of delivering customer satisfaction. A third party audit is one way of assessing whether we are on the track”

 “Asset Kasavu is an icon of aristocracy with 50 villas spread over 4.10 acres of pristine land at Kalamassery. The project focuses on creating the most holistic environment for peaceful living combining nature, architecture, amenities and aesthetics” said Anil Varma, Executive Director. “Priced at around Rs.1.5 crore each, the luxury villas are ultimate destination for consummate living,” explained Mr. Varma. The project has a dedicated 10000 sqft. Club house and many luxurious amenities such as indoor games, swimming pool, home theatre, landscaped gardens, amphitheatre, water fountain, air conditioned health club, multipurpose banquet hall, sauna, jacuzzi, library and furnished guest rooms.

“As a part of our 7th anniversary celebrations Asset Homes is planning to launch 7 new projects across 7 locations in Kerala. The locations include Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Kochi, Trissur, Kozhikode and Kannur” said Sunil Kumar. He added that on 31st October, 2014, Asset Homes is organizing an exclusive event titled Mehfil in Dubai featuring Ghazal Maestro Pankaj Udhas in connection with 7 new project launches.

Having completed and delivered 34 projects in a short span 7 years since inception, Asset Homes steadily continues its successful run in the realty development with 16 ongoing projects. Asset Homes has bagged prestigious awards like “CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2014” for the best construction of the year constituted by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), under planning commission, Govt. of India. “Best Builder Award 2014” constituted by the Association of Engineers Kerala, ‘The Excellence in Real Estate 2013’ award instituted by the British South India Chamber of Commerce, International Property Awards instituted by Bloomberg Television 2011, CNBC Awaaz CRISIL CREDAI Real Estate Awards 2010 for India’s Most Innovative Project, Realty Excellence Awards 2011 for India’s Young Achiever of the Year and Vocational Excellence Award 2009‐2010 among others.