Monday, July 19, 2010

World’s tallest residential building

Mumbai’s skyline is all set to play host to the world’s tallest residential building with Lodha Developers announcing the construction of a 117-storey tower in Lower Parel on Tuesday. Once ready in 2014, the 450-mt (1450 ft) highrise will dwarf the existing tallest residential building Q1, which is 323 mt (1058 ft) high, in Gold Coast, Australia. The 80-storey Q1 was built in 2005.

The Structure

Typical floor plan for 1stto 40th Floor

Tentative Floor plan for 1stto 40th Floor (3 & 4 BHK Wing)

The Flat layout of 4 BHK would be similar to 3 BHK only one room would be added and some differences in the dimensions.

The above information is according to the description by the Sales Manager and a bit of imagination, as none of the plans were shown at this pre-launch stage, only some dimensions were disclosed, therefore it may vary a bit from the actual.

It was told that as it is only pre-launch, so only after giving a cheque of Booking amount, a glimpse of the floor plans would be shownbut it will not be given.

Pricing Details

Base Rate Rs. 23,000 psf (3 BHK)

Rs. 22,500 psf (4BHK)

Rs. 30,303 psf (Villas)

Floor Rise Rs. 180 per floor
(from 7th floor for 3BHK & 4BHK)

(from 42nd floor for Villas)

Car Parking Rs. 12.6 Lac
per car parking

(2 CPs compulsory for 3 BHK)

(3 CPs compulsory for 4BHK & Villas)

Maintenance Rs. 12 psf
per month

Total Cost Rs. 7.11 Cr
(For a 3BHK at 10th level)

Rs. 8.25 Cr(For a 4BHK at 10th level)

Rs. 21.97 Cr(For a Villa at 44th level)

Payment Schedule

Booking Amount Rs. 18 Lac
(3 BHK & 4 BHK)

Rs. 36 Lac(Villa)

After 27 days
10%of the Agreement Value – Booking Amount

After 18 more days
9.9% of the Agreement Value

Other installments will be due as per the progression of work.

It would take around 5 years in completion of the project.

The above prices are valid only till 17th June and it would be increased to about 20%after that.

LODHA’S World One, Lower Parel


Detail related to



World One


Lower Parel

Land details

17.5 acre plot of Srinivas Cotton Mills

Auctioned by National Textile Corporation in 2005

Development details

3 residential towers, a high-end shopping avenue and a world-class office building.

Height & Areas

Over 117 storeys (Over 450 meters or 1,450-feet)

Total 300 exclusive homes

landscape area

2 lakh sq ft (5 acres)

Sports club

80,000 sq ft

Height of 175 feet above ground


Rs 2,000 crore

(approx US$ 440 million).


Customer receipts, debt finance and internal accruals

Received more than Rs1,000 crore from HDFC, Singaporefunds GIC and Temasek

Expected Revenue

Rs 5,000 crore


Gold LEED Certified building

By the GreenBuildingCouncil


60 km from the building

360° views including Bandra Worli Sealink,Race Course & Arabian Sea.

Type of flats

3 & 4 bedroom World Residences

Lavish World Villas with their own private pools

Limited number of duplex World Mansions


Rs 25,000 per sq ft.

Rs.7.5 to Rs.50 crore ($1.5 million to $12 million)

Sales Commencement

End of June, 2010

Architectural Consultant

Cobb Freed & Partners

New York

Structural Consultant

Leslie E Robertson Associates

New York

Construction by

Samsung Constructions, L&T and Grocon

Technology to be used

High-capacity concrete pumps

Ability to pump to heights over 450 metres

High-capacity construction hoists

With a speed of up to 2 m/sec to move men and materials

Super- Structure

High-strength concrete

Supported by large reinforced concrete mats and piles

Elevation type

Mega Structure

First time in India


Club House

3-level club-house and spa


Bulthaup (Germany)


Antonio Lupi (Italy), Dornbracht (Germany), Gessi (Italy), Villeroy & Boch (Germany/France)


Mitsubishi (Japan), Otis (USA)


Imported Italian marbles

Safety Measures

Fully automated fire detection and sprinkling systems

Dedicated pressurized fire staircases

High-speed fire lifts

Eco-friendly Measures

100 per cent water harvesting and recycling

reducing water consumption by upto 50%

Using VRV air-conditioning and solar energy for common areas

slashing electricity consumption by over 40 percent

Waste segregation and recycling.

Material to be consumed

250,000 cubic meters of concrete

35,000 metric tons of steel rebar

14 million man hours.

18 elevators travelling at upto 8 metres/sec

over 25 ft/sec, more than 2½ storeys/sec