Trivandrum: Civil constructions and infrastructure development works at the project site of the Life Sciences Park at Thonnakkal in Thiruvananthapuram has kick started, with the handing over of the project site to Greenworth Infrastructures by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC).
The site handing over agreement was signed between B Jyothi Kumar, Director – Project & COO of Life Sciences Park and P J Jacob, Director of Greenworth; in the presence of Satyajeet Rajan IAS, MD of KSIDC & Principal Secretary – Industries, GoK.
Great deal of pre-project planning and detailed facilities design has gone into the conception of the project. Unlike normal industrial Parks, there are specialised requirements like clean environmental conditions, supply of utilities including Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Purified and Distilled Lab-grade Water etc. for the companies in the Park.
“All such requirements have well been taken care of during the relatively longer pre-project stage, and the Life Sciences Park is all set to emerge as one of the top destinations for life sciences based industries and R&D activities in India”, said Satyajeet. “The Park has been modelled on the lines of the best of its kind in the world. Creation of common infrastructure including internal roads in the Park will be completed by June 2015.”
KSIDC was entrusted with the task of developing the Life Sciences Park by Government of Kerala. The park will have state-of-the-art office space, incubation centre and ready to occupy lab modules with support infrastructure facilities.
Besides, the Park would also provide developed plots for large and Integrated Bio companies to set up their campuses and ready-to-use modular offices, and wet and dry lab space for intermediate, small and start-up companies.
KSIDC has already lined-up half a dozen start-up companies which are interested in moving into the Park, once the infrastructure is ready. The Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is also planning to establish an Animal House and Centre for Clinical Research within the Life Sciences Park, for which land has already been allotted by KSIDC.
The first building to come up in the Life Sciences Park will have built-up area of about 2,50,000 sq. ft. Besides R&D and manufacturing space, this building will also accommodate a Modern Biotech Incubation Centre, for which Government of India has sanctioned funding support of Rs.12 Crores.
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