Kozhikode: The first phase of the upcoming UL CyberPark at Kozhikode has obtained pre-certification for Gold rating under LEED-CS from the Indian Green Building Council, according to a statement from UL CyberPark. UL CyberPark is being developed as an environment friendly green IT park of very high standards of quality.
UL CyberPark encourages eco-friendly sustainable practices for its projects that cover a wide gamut starting from site selection and planning, structure design, water and energy efficiency, materials and indoor environment quality, innovation, design process and operations and maintenance optimization, waste and toxics reduction are also included as a part of overall sustainable green building concept. This LEED certification will help tenants to reduce its operation costs and operate in a very environmental friendly building.
Leading architects Nikken Sekkei of Japan has done the Master Planning of the IT park and M/s C Narayan Rao, one of the leading architects in India has been appointed as architect. The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Software Development Building-1 and the inauguration of Quickspace (Incubation Centre) at UL Cyberpark was done on January 20, 2012 by Kerala Chief Minister Shri Ommen Chandy. The construction of SDB-1 is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2012.
UL CyberPark is a project owned and promoted by the Uralungal Labour Co-operative Society (ULCCS), the biggest Labour Contract Society in Kerala, at the ULCCS SEZ in Nellikode near Kozhikode. UL CyberPark is the first IT Park of Kozhikode and also the first IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Malabar region.
The Park is being set up in 25.11 acres of land and will have a total built up area of 3.1 million sq. ft and is being developed in two phases. The Park will provide direct employment to 20,000 IT professionals and the indirect employment will be another 60,000 people of various disciplines on completion of the full project.
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