Leading real estate developer, Akshaya Pvt Ltd, regarded highly for its quality, innovation, transparency & ethical business practices, has announced the launch of ‘Akshaya Shanti’- a first-of-its-kind Grade-A office suites for enterprises and businesses at the iconic Shanti Theatre Complex, Mount Road in Chennai today. The project will offer 86,783 sq. ft of office spaces for lease or sale, along with a built-in restaurant and gymnasium and 4535 sq. ft of terrace gardens. Akshaya Pvt Ltd had entered into a joint venture with the legendary Dr. Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Family to develop this one-acre property.
Akshaya Shanti Office Suites is registered with TNRERA and has been accredited with Gold Green pre-certification by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Akshaya Shanti is strategically located on Mount Road and adjacent to LIC metro station which is the epicentre of Chennai’s Central Business District (CBD) with proximity to key access points and a host of entertainment and corporate amenities. The project is completed as per the plan approved by CMDA. A major attraction is that no GST is applicable to the buyer since completion certificate has already been obtained for Akshaya Shanti.
The highlight of Akshaya Shanti is the flexibility in its offering – it can house a single big corporate office in the entire building of 86783 sq. ft, or multiple mid-sized corporate offices spread across six floor plates of approximately 14000 sq. ft, or 24 different independent office suites starting from 2725 sq. ft onwards.
Spanning six floors of office spaces and an aesthetically designed lobby in the ground floor, Akshaya Shanti is an ideal combination of function and design. Akshaya Shanti is a first-of-its-kind Grade-A office suites offered in the city and with its elegant design, it will be perfect to house new-age businesses. Akshaya Shanti will offer world-class amenities like beautifully landscaped terrace gardens to unwind with nature, built-in gymnasium and cafeteria spaces on the ground floor, 24*7 power backup, 134 car parks with a car park sq. ft ratio of one car park for every 647 sq. ft, firefighting system, rainwater harvesting, air conditioning among others.
Mr. T. Chitty Babu, Chairman & CEO, Akshaya Pvt Ltd, said, “We are delighted to launch Akshaya Shanti Office Suites, a first-of-its-kind at the iconic Shanti Theatre complex in Mount Road. We have meticulously conceptualized the design, to make sure that nostalgic memories of Dr. Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan are felt as soon as one enters the premises – right from the entrance to the ground floor reception lobby, leading right up to the terrace. With the development of Akshaya Shanti into a Grade-A commercial project, we have ensured that the extraordinary legacy of the iconic Shanti theatre will continue for decades to come. We hope that Akshaya Shanti becomes the go-to Grade-A office space destination for businesses in the city. In line with other IGBC Green projects of Akshaya, we are proud that this facility is also Gold pre-certified by IGBC, as we have conceived it to be a landmark of sustainable development designed to global standards.”
Mr. Ramkumar Ganesan, elder son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan said, “Shanti Theatre still reverberates in our hearts and has witnessed some of the glorious moments of Indian cinema. Akshaya Shanti is a fitting tribute to Dr. Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan and will continue to remind us of the majestic theatre, whose legacy will be passed on to future generations”.
Mr. Prabhu Ganesan, younger son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan said, “Shanti Theatre is an iconic landmark in Chennai city for movie-goers and people have fond memories of the theatre as it is associated with some of the most celebrated movements in the history of cinema. We are proud to enter into a joint venture with Akshaya Pvt Ltd as they are one of most renowned developers in the city and are confident that Akshaya Shanti will continue to carry forward the heritage of Shanti theatre through Shanti Office Suites in the coming years. We trust Mr. T Chitty Babu’s vision and believe that Akshaya will nurture Shanti the way it has been cherished over the years.”
Inaugurated in January 1961, Shanti Theatre was built by G. Umapathy and D. Shanmuga Raja, and later bought by actor Sivaji Ganesan, and has been owned by his family ever since. In the mid-2000s, Shanti Theatre witnessed an unprecedented record 890-day run of Sivaji Productions’ blockbuster movie, ‘Chandramukhi’.
Akshaya Pvt Ltd. has also announced that it will be taking care of the general maintenance of Akshaya Shanti which includes round-the-clock security, maintenance and upkeep of common areas, operation and maintenance of elevators, water supply and backup power among others.
Akshaya will be offering 24 office spaces starting from 2725 sq. ft onwards at Akshaya Shanti. 6 floor plates starting from 12886 sq. ft are also available for lease or sale. Booking for office spaces at Akshaya Shanti will commence from 9th March 2020.