Havelock City

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Havelock City
UG-LK Photowalk - Havelock City - 2017-03-12 (2).jpg
The four towers of Phase-1 and Phase-2, in March 2017.
Havelock City is located in Colombo Municipality
Havelock City
Location in Colombo municipality
General information
StatusUnder construction
LocationColombo, Sri Lanka
Coordinates06°52′56″N 79°52′00″E / 6.88222°N 79.86667°E / 6.88222; 79.86667Coordinates: 06°52′56″N 79°52′00″E / 6.88222°N 79.86667°E / 6.88222; 79.86667
Construction started18 May 2004
OwnerMireka Capital Land
Technical details
Floor count22–46
Design and construction
ArchitectSenaka Dharmatilleke[citation needed]
ECADI[verification needed]
DGFI[verification needed]

Havelock City is a large mixed-use real-estate project in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Residential component of the project consists of 8 residential towers and the Commercial component of the project consists of a 46-storey office tower and a Shopping Mall built to international standards. It is popular for its clubhouse, 7-acre garden, and the overall size of the project.[1] The first 4 residential towers, namely Park Tower and Elibank Tower (of construction Phase-1), and Layards Tower and Davidson Tower (of construction Phase-2), were completed as at early 2017 with 22 floors each, and is currently occupied by residents. Phase-3 is currently under construction, and will consist of the Stratford Tower and Melford Tower, with 28 floors each.[2][3] Piling for Phase-4 was done with Phase-3 to expedite development. Both phases is estimated to cost over US$130 million.[4]

At a cost of US$ 166 million, the 46-storey commercial skyscraper will have 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) of office space and 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) for the shopping mall. The ground-breaking ceremony for the commercial component was ceremonially conducted on 29 December 2016 with the auspices of S P Tao, the chairman of Overseas Realty, along with other dignitaries such as ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Champika Ranawaka.[1][5]


Construction of Phase-1 in August 2008
Two of the towers in March 2017
Stratford Tower and Melford Tower (Phase 3) under construction and Park Tower and Elibank Tower (of construction Phase-1), and Layards Tower and Davidson Tower (of construction Phase-2) can be seen

East China Architecture Design and Research Institute (ECADI) and Design Group Five International of Sri Lanka are the leading architects of the project. Havelock City is developed and managed by Mireka Capital Land (Pvt) Ltd, a fully own subsidiary of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC .[4]

The project is being built on a single 18-acre (7 ha) site, once the premises of the Wellawatta Spinning and Weaving Mills. Prior to construction commencing, the land was the largest cleared land in Colombo.[citation needed]


The Havelock City Bridge is a 120 ft (37 m) beam bridge which connects the Havelock City premises at the southeast of the bridge, to Skelton Road in the northwest. The bridge's ground-breaking ceremony was held 4 September 2008,[6] and completed in late 2012. The bridge was constructed by the Sri Lankan engineering firm International Construction Consortium at a cost of US$1.27 million.

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  1. ^ a b "Havelock City breaks ground for $166m commercial development". Daily FT. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Havelock City Phase 3 construction begins". Daily Mirror. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Havelock City launches sales of phase 3 apartments". 18 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Havelock City accelerates Phase 3 and 4 development". Daily FT. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Havelock City breaks ground for US$ 166mn commercial development". Daily Mirror. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  6. ^ "ORCL: Milestones". Overseas Realty Ceylon PLC. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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