UB City

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UB City
UB City.jpg
General information
Location Bangalore, India
Coordinates 12°58′21.21″N 77°35′41.68″E / 12.9725583°N 77.5949111°E / 12.9725583; 77.5949111Coordinates: 12°58′21.21″N 77°35′41.68″E / 12.9725583°N 77.5949111°E / 12.9725583; 77.5949111
Construction started 2004
Completed 2008
Management United Breweries
Height
Roof 128 m (420 ft) (UB Tower/Concorde)
Technical details
Floor count 19 (UB Tower/Concorde)
Floor area 950,000 sq ft (88,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Thomas Associates, Bangalore
Main contractor Prestige Group

UB City is the biggest luxury commercial property project in Bangalore, India. Pioneered by the chairman of UB Group, Dr. Vijay Mallya, in Joint Venture with Prestige Group,[1] it is built on 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land and hosts 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) of high-end commercial, retail and service apartment space.[2] UB City has four towers namely, UB Tower (19 Floors), Comet (11 Floors), Canberra (17 Floors) and Concorde (19 Floors).

Location[edit]

One of the towers of UB city, as seen in the night.
Aerial shot of UB City.

UB City is located in the heart of Bangalore. It stands at the corner of Vittal Mallya Road and Kasturba Road, just 600 metres away from Bangalore's commercial hub, M. G. Road.[3]

The project[edit]

UB City has four towers namely, UB Tower (19 Floors), Comet (11 Floors), Canberra (17 Floors) and Concorde (19 Floors). The later three towers are all named after aircraft. UB City will house the Group offices under one roof - UB Tower. Concorde & Canberra will have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels, while Comet will have serviced apartments. It will house commercial offices, banks, high-end retail stores, a five star hotel, serviced apartments, restaurants, food courts, pubs, health clubs and cafes. Multi-level parking areas will offer virtually unlimited parking spaces. Also on the blueprint is an amphitheatre with food courts and landscaped gardens. UB City will provide parking space for over 1,100 cars. Being an environment friendly project and keeping in mind the green surroundings of Cubbon Park, one-third of the space has been earmarked for landscaped gardens.[3]

An elevated roof top helipad will provide a five minute aerial commute to the airport. Four storeys of multi level parking, in addition to one common basement for the entire UB City and extensive surface level car parks, will provide UB City the remarkable prospect of offering virtually unlimited car parking space.

UB City hosted the curtain raiser of the recently held Bangalore Restaurant Week - a week long event between November 12 to 20. As part of the curtain raiser, *King of Chefs* was held, in which some of the best chefs in Bangalore vied for the title 'King of Chefs'.

Trousseau Week is an annual wedding festival held in UB City.

UB City and Bangalore at night

Technology employed[edit]

  • Slip form system to complete the lift shafts of Canberra Tower.
  • In-house RMC by L&T.
  • Use of Tower cranes.
  • Use of passenger hoists for transporting construction materials.
  • Waffl

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UB City, a joint development venture between the UB Group and Prestige group,". Financial Express. June 2009. 
  2. ^ "UB City is finally here". The Times Of India. June 22, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Infrastructure Development

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