Havelock City

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Havelock City
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Havelock City Tower 1, with tower 2 visible, from Skelton Road.
General information
Status Under construction
Type Mixed use
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 06°52′55″N 79°52′00″E / 6.88194°N 79.86667°E / 6.88194; 79.86667Coordinates: 06°52′55″N 79°52′00″E / 6.88194°N 79.86667°E / 6.88194; 79.86667
Construction started 18 May 2004
Estimated completion ?
Cost US$ 250,000,000
Management Mireka Capital Land
Technical details
Floor count 22–29
Lifts/elevators 18+
Design and construction
Architect Dr Senaka Dharmatilleke[citation needed]
ECADI[verification needed]
DGFI[verification needed]
Developer Mireka Capital Land

The Havelock City Project, well known locally for its Asia Pacific Property Awards, is one of the largest and most expensive mixed used real-estate development projects in the world, being constructed in the Havelock Town region of Sri Lanka. The project consist of eight residential towers, a state of the art clubhouse containing many amenities, a landscaped roof garden with an expansive 2.82 ha (7.0 acres) eco-habitat and a commercial complex:[1]

  • Phase 1 – Park and Elibank Towers - completed
  • Phase 2 - Layards and Davidson Towers - completed
  • Phase 3 - Stratford and Melford Towers - currently under construction (estimated completion mid 2019)
  • Phase 4 - Two additional residential towers - yet to commence

The eight towers in the residential component are divided into four phases, each consisting of the construction of two identical twin towers. Phase 1 and 2 have been completed, with two sets of two residential towers constructed and occupied. Test piling for the phase 03, mall and office tower has been completed but construction has not commenced yet. and the sales for the two 28-floor towers known as "Stratford" and "Melford" were launched on 18 March 2016. [2]

Architects and developers[edit]

Two of the towers in March 2017.

The leading architects and designers of the project are the East China Architecture Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd (also abbreviated as ECADI), and The Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd of Sri Lanka. Havelock City is being developed and managed by Mireka Capital Land (pvt) Lt, which is a joint venture between Overseas Reality (Ceylon) PLC (also known as ORCPLC), and BoC, which is the largest bank in Sri Lanka.

Structural details and location[edit]

Scenic view of Phase-1 when it was under construction in 2008.

Havelock City is being constructed on a massive 18-acre (7 ha) land, which was once the premises of the Wellawatta Spinning & Weaving Mills. Now, after the demolition of the weaving company, this massive bare land is tagged as the largest single-site clearing in the entire city of Colombo. Havelock City is easily known as one of the largest and residential projects in Asia Pacific due to its immense size, it will also own one of the largest underground carparks in the Asian continent; about the size of three rugger fields.

The Residential Component consists of 08 residential towers with over 1,000 luxurious apartments with beautifully designed 2,3 and 4 bed room apartments along with a select number of plush penthouses. The Commercial Component on the other hand consists of an office tower, a large shopping mall developed to international standards with a fusion of retail, F&B and entertainment and a serviced apartment catering to the growing tourists and business travelers.

The projects' slogan is Come home to the city and City within a City, due to the facts that the following features make the project look like an individual city:

The club house includes:

  • A swimming pool
  • Gymnasium and Health Club
  • Spa
  • Function rooms
  • Squash Courts
  • A dedicated children's swimming pool
  • A mini Cinema and Karaoke Lounge
  • A pool bar
  • A mini supermarket and many other facilities

Havelock City would also have additional recreational facilities such as:

The residential component is being constructed like an eight-piece numerical 8, which is designed for perfect sunlight and cross-ventilation across the project. Havelock City is located in the city of Colombo, close to its southern edge in the Wellawatte area. (Colombo postal zone 6). The project borders the Kirulapana Canal, which leads to the shoreline at about a 1.12 km (0.70 mi) distance.

Havelock City Bridge[edit]

The Havelock City Bridge is a 36 m (118 ft) beam bridge which connects the residential project, which is located southeast of the bridge, and Skelton Road, which is located northwest of the bridge. The early stages of construction commenced in the first weeks of October 2008. As of late 2012 the bridge is complete. The bridge was constructed by the Sri Lankan engineering firm International Construction Consortium at an additional cost of US$1.27 million.

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