Development features 600 villas, retail space and a wide range of amenities
Dubai-based Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has announced the handover of its latest project in northern India. The Garden Bay Lucknow is a new township situated on the Sitapur-Hardoi Link Road in Lucknow and comprises 600 villas.
According to a statement from GAJ, the project offers a tranquil living community that responds to the desire for an inviting, contemplative space, where nature, community and healthy living come together to make a positive contribution to the city. Facilities include a clubhouse and a dedicated community retail space with a fully-equipped gymnasium, as well as numerous recreation activities.
The development is the vision of the Shalimar Group and is said to exemplify the group’s vision and values, by engaging with the surrounding green landscape and creating an uplifting and inspiring environment for residents.
The villas feature four different typologies. They are spacious and well planned with natural light and ventilation and have been designed as a community living space, with a deliberate lack of boundaries to encourage social interaction yet still maintain a degree of privacy, the statement said.
“With this project we wanted to create a lush green community that combines a clean and healthy lifestyle with an appealing range of homes. The scale and grain of this new urban plan regenerates the site in the heart of Lucknow through a combination of villas, apartments and leisure facilities which have been designed to blend seamlessly with their natural surroundings,” said Avinash Kumar, associate partner at Godwin Austen Johnson.
Sustainability is billed as a key focus within the township. GAJ notes that a number of energy efficient initiatives have been implemented including the design of the soft scape to help reduce the urban heat island effect and a water harvesting pond network to recharge the ground water.