Broadway Malyan enhances international network through Mumbai office opening / by rachel

Broadway Malyan has enhanced one of the world’s most geographically-spread network of architecture, urbanism and design offices by opening in Mumbai, as part of its continued international growth strategy, meaning the practice now boasts 14 international bases and a network stretching from São Paulo to Shanghai. The Mumbai office will be led by Director Ian Simpson and Associate Director Shweta Ranpura, who will spearhead the practice’s strategic push into India, and targeting of the masterplanning, mixed use, hospitality, residential, healthcare and retail sectors.

The move follows the practice’s appointment to design the 250 key ‘Double Tree’ Hilton hotel in Hyderabad, for a joint venture client comprising Hilton Hotels and Saptrishi Hotels, with construction starting in Autumn 2011.

The new office will also support the practice’s existing projects across the country, including masterplanning, mixed use and hospitality schemes in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, including two Novotel hotels – a 400 key hotel at Delhi International airport, for a joint venture client of ACCOR and Interglobe Hotels, which is onsite and due to open in 2012, and a 170 key hotel in Chennai, for a joint venture client of ACCOR and Accent Hotels, which is scheduled to open in 2013.

Managing Director Gary Whittle said: “The new office will support our international growth strategy, further enhance our global network, which now includes 14 bases and spans from São Paulo to Shanghai, making us one of the world’s most geographically spread practices, and provide an additional platform for us to export our expertise, experience and skills.

“It is a clear sign of our commitment to international clients, a response to growing client demand in India and evidence of our continued investment in the practice, for our own benefit and clients’ businesses, to ensure that we continue to be a long-standing design partner of choice, with over 80 per cent of our 2010 income from repeat business.

“On the back of our long-standing track record for residential-led and mixed use schemes, we’ve built a diverse team of world-class sector experts who are delivering a diverse portfolio of projects, including a wide range of masterplanning, mixed use and hospitality projects across India.”

The point of contact and address for the new office is:

Shweta Ranpura (T: +91 22 3953 0564 / F: +91 22 3953 0600)

Broadway Malyan, Platina, Level 9, Block G, Plot C-59, Bandra-Kurla Compled, Bandra (East) Mumbai – 400051

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