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Infosys is on a big building spree
George Iype | September 19, 2005
India's technology behemoth Infosys Technologies is building software solutions from across the country with brick and mortar at a scorching pace.
To meet the mounting demand for space, Infosys is rapidly expanding its development centres across India.
Currently, Infosys has 68,99,450 sq. ft. of space with 33,111 seats in India. But company officials say Infosys is now so strapped for space that it is feverishly building an additional space 31,76,400 sq. ft. at its various development centres in the country.
So where, in India, is Infosys building space?
Bangalore: The Electronic City in Bangalore is the global headquarters of Infosys. This global campus of Infosys is the world's single largest software development facility among IT services companies.
Two software development blocks of 4,26,000 sq. ft. with 4,130 seats and the Multimedia Centre of 26,000 sq. ft. with 110 seats have already been completed at the Bangalore centre.
In addition, a software development block of 1,96,000 sq. ft. with 2,500 seats, a food court of 61,000 sq. ft., an employee care centre of 2,64,000 sq. ft. and a multi-level car park of 3,10,000 sq. ft. are under construction. The existing capacity at the Infosys Bangalore campus comprises 20,84,836 sq. ft. with 14,465 seats.
Pune: Last year, two software development blocks of 2,50,000 sq. ft., with 2,400 seats, were completed in Pune. A food court of 50,000 sq. ft. and two software development blocks of 3,74,000 sq. ft. with 3,000 seats, are under construction.
Together, the Infosys campuses in Pune have a built-up area of 8,48,647 sq. ft. with 5,931 seats.
Bhubaneswar: A software development block of 95,000 sq. ft., with 800 seats, and an employee care centre of 1,00,000 sq. ft., have already been completed. Currently a software development block of 1 39 000 sq ft., with 1,300 seats, is under construction.
The campus has a built- up area of 3,84,000 sq. ft. with 2,000 seats.
Chennai: An employee care centre of 75,000 sq. ft. has been completed. Currently, the campus has a built-up area of 4,96,317 sq. ft. with 2,976 seats. For the second campus in Chennai, work is under construction for two software development blocks of 2,50,000 sq. ft., with 2,400 seats and a food court of 50,000 sq. ft.
Hyderabad: A software development block of 1,54,000 sq. ft. of 1,100 seats has been completed. Civil works are in progress for the Enterprise Solutions University, including employee care facilities, of 3,00,000sq. ft. Currently, the campus has a built-up area of 6,16,000 sq. ft. with 3,965 seats.
Mysore: The 4,41,000 sq. ft. Global Education Centre, capable of training 4,500 professionals at a time, an employee care centre of 1,10,000 sq. ft., 2,350 residential rooms of 11,00.000 sq. ft. and a food court of 36,000 sq. ft., have been completed.
Two software development blocks of 4,20,000 sq. ft., with 4,200 seats, 258 residential rooms of 1,41,900 sq. ft., a food court of 39,000 sq. ft. and a multiplex building of 56,000 sq. ft. are under completion. Currently, the campus has a built-up area of 22,06,630 sq. ft. with 1,734 seats and can train and house 4,500 employees.
Mangalore: Infosys is buying 25 acres of land in Mangalore for expanding. Plans to invest Rs 300 crore (Rs 3 billion) in the Mangalore centre, which has topped in customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction among other Infosys centres.
The Mangalore centre, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, recently has grown from 20 employees in 1995 to more than 1,600 employees currently, servicing over 42 clients across the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Chandigarh: Work is in progress for a software development block of 3,30,000 sq. ft. with 3,100 seats, a food court, a health club and employee care centre of 1,74,500 sq. ft.
Thiruvananthapuram: Interiors have been completed in the leased space of 22,000 sq. ft., with 220 seats.
(Photo) The Corporate Block at Infosys' Bangalore development centre houses 8 conference rooms for the use of customers. The ground floor has a large conference room with the capacity to seat a 100 people, and the largest video wall in Asia. It also houses an experience theatre, which explains the history of software, talks about the Infosys story and what customers think about working with Infosys.
Photograph courtesy: Infosys