On Friday, January 20, 2012, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, will lay the foundation stone for the first software development building of the UL Cyberpark, at the ULCC SEZ in Nellikode near Kozhikode. He will also inaugurate the QuickSpace building and project launch of UL Technology Solutions. The UL Cyberpark is a project owned and promoted by the Uralungal Labour Co-operative Society (ULCCS), which is the biggest labour contract society in the State.
According to P. Rameshan, Chairman & Managing Director, UL Cyberpark, UL CyberPark is the first IT Park of Kozhikode and also the first IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Malabar region. It is being set up in 25.11 acres of land and will have a total built up area of 3.1 million sq. ft. The project is being developed in two phases. The construction of the first phase began in June 2011, and is expected to be fully operational by December 2012 with a total built-up area of 14 lakh sq. ft.
On completion of both the phases, the Park is expected to provide direct employment to 20,000 IT & ITeS professionals and generate about 80,000 indirect employment opportunities. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.600 crores.
QuickSpace is ULCCS’ commitment to support infrastructure incubation to deserving start up companies in IT. Fully furnished space will be offered to start-up initiatives so that the companies can keep their initial investment low and start their operations without wasting time. The QuickSpace has facilities like fit-outs, furniture, fixtures, fittings, and air-conditioning outlets enabling an entrepreneur to start an IT business within an hour.
M/s Nikken Sekkei of Japan is the master planner for the project and M/s CRN is undertaking the building architecture and services for a self-contained IT campus with modern amenities. All IT buildings are expected to be Green-certified, making UL CyberPark the first fully green LEED- certified IT Park in Kerala.