“What is good, is a matter of opinion. However, it is validated, when it is acknowledged, appreciated and welcomed by others. Planet SKS is our humble attempt to do it right, using our knowledge, experience, resources, skills and imagination with utmost dedication. May Planet SKS endure, serve, inspire and leave behind a legacy of all that is good for our children. Let this be a small planet of eternal joy”- Shashi Kiran Shetty, Principal Promoter, Planet SKS
Mangaluru: The foundation stone for this magnanimous skyscraper was laid on 15 December 2010, and come this Saturday, March 12, 2016-Mangaluru City’s tallest skyscraper with 40 floors ( 3 basement, ground plus 36 )- ‘Planet SKS’ – nearly a 175 crore mega eco-housing project, will surely change the skyline of Mangaluru, built on a 4.55-acre expanse of green environs off NH 17 near Kadri Park/KPT in the beautiful coastal city, it will be yet another milestone in this education hub.The main promoter of this mega-structure is Shashi Kiran Shetty- MD and Chairman of Allcargo Global Logistics-Mumbai. Shashi K Shetty was also in the news lately for purchasing the bungalow of Bollywood veteran Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.
Couple of years ago I had the opportunity to discuss the progress of ‘Planet SKS’ with Sanath Kumar Shetty, the architect of this project- A friendly and down-to-earth person, Sanath was free and open to discuss anything pertaining to his mega project- the ‘Planet SKS’, and he was beaming with pride and joy for receiving the “Best Residential Project in TIER II city under Ultra Luxury Segment category by CNBC AWAAZ. Being proud of his achievement, with vision and enthusiasm to go beyond frontiers, Sanath Kumar Shetty said that he adopts the best concepts, expertise and technology to lead by example. And here we are today looking at a structure that beats all the mega structures in and around Mangaluru- and all credit should go to Architect Sanath K Shetty for his ideas, concepts, and leadership.
The 125 meters tall distinctive three-wing designer structure, with 36 floors comprises as many as 171 units with 420 covered car parks for the residents and 30 for the visitors. In a refreshing approach, ‘planet sks’ has devoted nearly 38,000 sq ft toward clubhouse, health club, gymnasium and spa. The building will have 126 (from ground floor-20th floor) 3 bed units (3300 sft), and 45 (from 21st floor-36th floor) 4 bed units (6600 sft). Total build-up area is 9,20,000sft.
Construction highlights :
With Larsen and Toubro Ltd as the contractor, the structure is built with Aluminium Form-work Technology (100% RCC structure), and excavated granite has been reused in all common areas of the building. Floor to floor height is 10’6″, and the building has 7 Mitsubishi lifts, with 100% generator backup during power failure. There is also one custom-built lift for emergency medical services, with ambulance access. Specially custom-designed aluminium window structure has been used, with toughened glass for all windows, and also toughened and laminated glass for balcony railing.
Club House :
The Club House features a Floodlit Tennis Court, Indoor Badminton Court, Squash Court, Basketball Court, Billiards, Carom, Table Tennis, Yoga Room, and Gym. The Club also has a Golf Simulator and swimming pools (for adults and children), Meeting hall, Cinema Theatre, Jogging and Skating Track- including a Super Market, Coffee Shop, with a Outdoor landscaped terrace area.
The building has 100 CCTV cameras for security surveillance, dedicated monitoring and data acquisition system, automated access control system and Biometric lock.
Green Initiatives and Renewable Energy :
The structure is installed with solar and wind mill- with complete power-generation source for the interior and exterior common areas, Solar water heaters and active system heat pump for temperature control, LED light fixtures has been used all over the common areas and landscape, Reduced energy consumption as all units are oriented to maximize natural ventilation, Active water management, 100% grey water recycling, Sewage treatment plant-entire sewage treated on site; Automated organic waste converter ; Rain water harvesting, up to 80% self sufficiency, Sustainable green design, Orchard Garden; and 20,000 sft green lawn.
In conclusion, the dream of SKS Netgate LLP to implement self-sustaining greenery to restore the habitats of plant, bird and animal life in the 4.55 acres of land has materialized, with 90% of open space contributed to conservation at ‘planet SKS by the promoters. The elevated location of the plot almost on the hill top ensures a spectacular view of the surroundings all the way to the horizon. Maintenance-friendly components and maintenance-free exteriors ensure an evergreen edifice and everlasting joy of living. The building will be self-sufficient in every way possible without straining the infrastructure of the city. Reducing, reusing and recycling of waste has been implemented as a routine feature. No doubt that ‘Planet SKS’ is surely a landmark of this beautiful city and education hub-Mangaluru
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