Cyberpark’s first IT Building – ‘Sahya’ to be dedicated to the State on May 29 by Chief Minister
Cyberpark on May 29 will dedicate its brand new state-of-the-art IT building – ‘Sahya’ to the State. The 2, 88,000 sq.ft first multi-tenated IT building of Cyberpark will be officially launched by Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on May 29 at 3 pm.
‘Sahya’ is 2, 88,000 sq.ft, G+4 storeyed building built in 5 acres of land at the notified SEZ area and is expected to provide employment opportunities to over xxx IT professionals. The building has double basement area that will be used as parking space. The Ground floor has 6 units ready to occupy ranging from 25 seaters to 71 seaters. Presently the admin block of Cyberpark had been hosting four IT companies of which Aufait Technologies have already taken space in the new building. The other charter companies of Sahya are Vinam IT and Mini Mailster. The first floor has been developed as the Smart Business Centre with plug and play facility with 19 units ranging from 12 seats to 42 seaters. The top three floors will be leased out as warm shell spaces.
Cyberpark is being developed in 43.5 acres by KSITIL which already houses the administrative office – The Park Centre that was inaugurated in 2013. With the new IT building, Kerala IT will have a large amount of IT space ready for companies who are planning to set up their business in North Kerala region. Kozhikode is also home to UL Cyberpark which has an IT building of 5 lakh sq.ft with 24 companies operational from there. Kerala government manages all the infrastructure of UL Cyberpark as well. Calicut Forum for IT, a group formed by 40 IT companies based out of Kozhikode are also very active in promoting Kozhikode as the next IT destination. CaFIT is promoting research and development of products and services in emerging technologies especially mobile technology from the region.
“One of Kerala Government’s major thrust area in IT is to promote the Kozhikode as the next IT destination like it has been successful with Technopark and Infopark. For us, the priority is to make this first IT building fully occupational. We are receiving lot of enquiries from companies in the region and also companies based especially in the GCC countries for space in Cyberpark. The basic facilities like robust infrastructure, excellent digital connectivity, in-house power distribution, 100% power back up with an ecofriendly environment is all in place for companies to start operations.” Said IT Parks CEO, Hrishikesh Nair.
“We are in the process of creating additional 6000 sq.ft of IT built-up space for startup companies as second phase development. We are also working on creating recreational facilities to the IT employees in the park and also facilitate cloud service, wi-fi in the campus. To manage the natural resources, we are setting up Solar Roof Top panels, Rain water harvesting supply system and effective waste management system. Once 50% of the IT building is occupations, we shall initiate design and execution of the next IT building.” He added.
Kozhikode has been ranked 2nd Best city in India to reside in terms of residence, earnings and investments by Indicus Analytics and ASSOCHAM has ranked it 11th among Tier 2 cities in job creation. The city is acknowledged as a centre for global trade and commerce and the presence of premium educational institutions like IIM Kozhikode, Calicut University, IISR, NIT-Calicut has placed Kozhikode as a prime destination for quality education.
Kozhikode is well connected by road, rail with major centres of trade, industry and education such as Mangalore, Mysore, and Bangalore, in Karnataka and Coimbatore, Trichy and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Kozhikode International Airport operates more than 50 daily flights connecting US, UK, GCC in the international circuit in addition to major Indian cities including Trivandrum and Kochi. The government is also planning on adding more flights from leading IT destinations like Bangalore and Hyderabad to Kozhikode to boost the IT growth in this region.