Leading Sri Lankan conglomerate Renuka Holdings celebrated the beginning of construction for its flagship development the Galle Face Icon with a ground breaking ceremony held on 30 January.
The ground-breaking ceremony was held in the presence of Renuka Group Chairperson Indu Rajiyah, Galle Face Properties Chairman Dr. Ranjit Rajiyah, Managing Director Shamindra Rajiyah, Sanken Construction Managing Director Ranjith Gunatilleke and Phillip Weeraratne of PWA Architects, among other officials and guests.
The Galle Face Icon project will be a 32-storey building situated in the Galle Face District of Colombo 03, and once completed will receive the Gold Standard lead certification. With a total construction area of 450,000 sq. ft., the building will have Grade A office spaces in 22 floors with room for 300 car park slots. The top three floors will be the Galle Face Icon Club which will consist of a members’ lounge, restaurant, bar and also spaces for meetings and conference. The terrace area will have uninterrupted vistas of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green and the Beira Lake area.
Operated by Renuka’s subsidiary Galle Face Properties Ltd., the Galle Face Icon is located between the Beira Lake and Galle Face, with multiple access points.
The construction is spearheaded by Sanken Construction Ltd. with PWA Architects. Also involved are Perigon Lanka Ltd. as project managers, civil and structural engineering consultants and structural engineers, Haritha Consultants as MEP engineers and LJ Energy Lanka Ltd. as the green consultants.
Renuka Holdings PLC is a diversified organisation listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange and is the holding company for subsidiaries engaged in agri food, organic plantations, FMCG, dairy, property, investments and services, tracing its roots to 1866.