Gleeds has won two major contracts in India, with a total build area of ten million square feet.
It will be acting as cost manager for the construction of Brigade Brookefields – a commercial project in Bangalore – and the Surat Diamond Bourse scheme in Surat in the Gujarat region. The projects will be managed from the firm’s Nottingham, Bangalore and Mumbai offices. The deals were signed last week during prime minister Theresa May’s visit to India.
Surat Diamond Bourse, which covers an area of 6.5 million sq ft, is expected to be the single largest diamond trading hub in the world. It will have office space for over 4,000 diamond traders, and is expected to create employment opportunities for 150,000 people. The project will also include substantial provision for associated retail and recreational facilities.
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