India choose Gleeds for high profile national centre for sustainable coastal management scheme

International management and construction consultancy, Gleeds, has recently begun work as Project and Cost managers for the £3.5 million development of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management’s (NCSCM) new research institute taking place within the prestigious Anna University Campus in Chennai, India.

Following appointment by the NCSCM, Gleeds, will be working alongside local architects Flying Elephant Studios, to complete work at the 3.1 acre site that will provide laboratories, office space, a library, auditorium and various other amenities for the world-class institution of coastal and marine area management. The building will be 150,000 sq ft, making the structure one of the largest at the Campus. 

Once completed, the building will hold the highest rating of “Platinum” in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system (LEED). This compliments the NCSCM’s vision of producing an environmentally sustainable structure and so forth complimenting what they describe as, “the beautiful green surroundings” of the site.

Speaking on the exciting new project, Stuart Senior, Main Board Director at Gleeds Nottingham, who is responsible for Gleeds’ operations in India, said, “Developing our commercial footprint is something we take very seriously at Gleeds so we are delighted to be working with the NCSCM on a platinum rated LEED project. We are pleased that our consistent good work delivering on time and on budget across the Indian region is being recognised and our aim is to continue this going forward.”

Work at the site commenced at the start of 2014 with a projected completion date of February 2015.