L&T Construction wins $447M contract for Mumbai residential project

WCN Editorial Team 31 Mar 2017 ASIA BUILDINGS

L&T Construction, the construction unit of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has announced that its Buildings & Factories business won an INR29.03bn ($447M) contract for the construction of a residential project in Mumbai [pictured], India.

The project, to be delivered for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), will involve the redevelopment of Mumbai’s century - old BDD Chawls. It is the largest residential project awarded to L&T Construction to date.

Under the contract, the firm will be responsible for the complete design and construction of 20 residential towers for rehabilitation, four high-rise towers for sale and one commercial development within a plot area of 16 acres along with MEP, finishes, onsite/offsite infrastructure, landscaping, demolition of existing structures and logistics involved in the rehabilitation of the current occupants.

L&T said that it will deploy aluminium formwork systems to create a sleek and elegant structure that is both aesthetically appealing, as well as structurally sound.

S. N. Subrahmanyan, L&T deputy managing director and president, said: “The BDD Chawls is one of Mumbai’s most enduring features and by winning the mandate to rehabilitate them, we have another huge opportunity to build India’s maximum city.

“This mandate is also a reaffirmation of our credentials as one of the foremost builders of residential infrastructure in the country and we are confident of delivering a project that meets the requirements of our client in terms of quality, safety and timely delivery.”

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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