SunTec builds their own facility in Technocity, Trivandrum
The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today laid the foundation stone for SunTec’s new campus at Technocity, at Trivandrum. The facility is expected to be operational in 24 months and will be the first IT company to come up at Technocity, the largest IT city of Kerala with 423 acres of land, being developed by Technopark and the State Government.
The SunTec campus will be an energy and water neutral campus and will be the first fully steel structure in Trivandrum. SunTec aims to gain prestigious Platinum Green Mark certification from the Singapore Building Authority.
SunTec founder and CEO Nandakumar K said, “For SunTec, this campus is one of our dreams. When we started planning for the campus, we wanted the campus to be a part of the natural environment. We have designed the campus in such a way that it incorporates the natural flora and environment of the region and helps us to foster creativity and innovation in our work.”
The new campus will enable SunTec to create an additional capacity for more than 1500 software professionals. The campus will have four buildings and a clubhouse. The buildings to be constructed in the 1st phase will be the 310,000 sq. ft. software development center and the 40,000 sq. ft. club house. The campus will also house several state-of-the- art facilities for its employees such as a swimming pool, restaurants, play-areas etc. The campus will also have a water body which will help SunTec in rain water harvesting.
SunTec is also looking at several energy efficient technologies and non-conventional energy sources such as low-speed wind turbine to make the campus as energy neutral as possible.
Singapore-based Surbana Jurong, the architects and lead consultant in planning and urban design of Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city Amaravati, Jones Lang LaSalle, the project management consultants, and Vellapally Brothers, the contractors are behind the construction of building in 10 acre campus. Mr P H Kurian, Addl Chief Secretary (Revenue), Mr M Sivasankar, IT Secretary, Mr Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Kerala IT Parks and other dignitaries were present