Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Architects chosen for Bangalore Helix

Architects chosen for Bangalore Helix

Business Standard

Jurong Consultants India has been chosen the architects and consultants for ‘The Bangalore Helix’ also called the Bangalore’s biotech park.

Karnataka’s department of IT and BT, and the Karnataka Biotech and Information Technology Service selected Jurong Consultants from 20 other applicants.

“With the selection of architects and consultants over, the process is on to select the construction company to execute the work. With round one of the technical evaluation complete, we are waiting for the final financial bids to make a selection,” said a senior official.

As part of the biotech park, KBITS plans to build a bio-complex with an incubation facility for start-up companies backed by a common effluent treatment plant (ETP) on a 10-acre plot in Electronic City phase III.

The bio-complex will have a total built-up area of one lakh sq feet and will have training and research facilities under one roof. “When complete, the complex will house biotech start-ups to function independently,” said the official.

The Karnataka task force on biotech is taking a keen interest in the selection process and has tried to meet the needs of the sector at the bio-complex. The official further said that work on the park is likely to commence from June-end and is scheduled to be complete in 10 months.

When complete, the biotech park is expected to give Karnataka a boost in developing the sector further with the development of a biocluster and encourage interdependent companies to set up operations.


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