‘Thurstan 42’ – An envious lifestyle in the Megacity Colombo

Bricks Developers is proud to venture in to the rapidly growing apartment construction industry in the island with an overseas partner Zhongtian Dinghui Investment Company Limited, who has extensive experience in their homeland.

‘Thurstan 42’ is the brainchild of Shanker Somasunderam and his reputation as an astute investor and as a competent corporate player is pervasive in Sri Lanka.

Clocking 25 years in Sri Lanka and UK and presently a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants he is a force to reckon with. Shanker entered the family business in 1979 as the sole proprietor of a leading motor car spare parts business. Shanker was able to break the telecom monopoly by winning the tender to bring in a second player to the market. As a result, Lanka Bell was introduced for the first time in Sri Lanka which provided wireless local loop technology. Shanker acquired ‘controlling interest’ of Browns Group of Companies together with his partners in year 2005 and was appointed to the board of Browns Group of Companies as Deputy Chairman and thereafter was appointed as the Group Director from 1st July 2006. He is also an independent Director and serves in the audit committee of Softlogic Capital PLC.

He is the Managing Director and Chairman of Bricks Developers (Pvt) Ltd., which is a Property Development Company engaged in the business of developing apartments and commercial buildings.

As the overseas investment partner of ‘Thurstan 42’, Zhongtian Dinghui Investment Company Limited, is a Company incorporated in Hong Kong. Since the company has extensive experience in the field of real estate development and construction in China, they had great confidence of the potential opportunity in the Sri Lankan apartment market and therefore formed Zhong Tian Ding Hui (Pvt) Ltd., for its local operations. In the past 4 years, Zhongtian Dinghui Investment Company Limited has invested heavily in the island and is involved in several big projects and businesses, including real estate development, construction, tea plantation and hotel development. The Company has created many job opportunities for Sri Lankans and prefers to employ capable local people to work with them for the rapid development and expansion of Sri Lanka’s economy.

As the chosen architect of ‘Thurstan 42’, The Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd., has been in existence since 1972 and is one of the most respected Architectural and Engineering Consultancies in Sri Lanka. DG5 offers a comprehensive range of Consultancy Services. Their commendable portfolio includes some key Mega buildings of Sri Lanka, including the Expansion of the Bandaranaike International Airport, the state-of-the-art Kotelawela Defence University Teaching Hospital, Empire and Iceland Luxury high-rise apartment towers and the Havelock City Mega-project (as local architects) amongst many others. DG5’s quality has been recognized at the Asia Pacific International Property Awards over the last few years, including a best office Architecture for the Asia Pacific Region for 2012-2013.  DG5 has also been honoured locally by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects by its first ever Special Award for Contribution to the Profession of Architecture in Sri Lanka. In 2001, DG5 became one of the first ISO certified Design Consultancies in the region in recognition of its rigorous design process.

Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd., more commonly known as ‘CSE Consultants’ is a state of the art consultancy firm comprising some of the prominent Structural Engineers in the industry and academia. CSE is Honorary Chaired by Prof. Priyan Mendis; a world renowned Structural Engineer who has been a consultant for many prestigious and landmark projects across the globe including Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building. The Managing Director Eng. Shiromal Fernando is one of the leading structural engineers in Sri Lanka, who has been the Principal Structural Engineer for many high-rise buildings including the tallest building in Sri Lanka.

Through careful scrutiny, the construction of “Thurstan 42” was awarded to N & A Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd.               They are leading the construction industry as one of the foremost construction companies in the island whilst holding       Grade C1 certification for over 20 years. Grade C1 signifies the financial and technical stability of the company to undertake large-scale contracts of huge value and complexity. They obtained ISO certification in 2008 thus pushing their construction standards to international expectations.

With this handpicked team of top performers in the construction industry, ‘Thurstan 42’ is a dream home only a few families get to proudly call their own.

Strategically located within walking distance to Colombo’s top schools and a lifestyle packed with comforts befitting Royalty, ‘Thurstan 42’ Luxury apartment is the ideal home for the ‘dynamic family’ looking to call Colombo home yet wants a slowed down pace to enjoy each other’s company in a totally relaxed atmosphere. Any family making ‘Thurstan 42’ their home will have a super advantage of walking to Royal College, Thurstan College and some of the leading international schools in the heart of Colombo.

‘Thurstan 42’ is a 12 story condominium comprising 32 luxury apartments spread on 8 levels to take on the 21st century with gusto. 3 levels are reserved as car parking space and 8 levels consist of apartments. Each of these floors hold 4 unique apartment designs to match the city lifestyle. Each unit is meticulously designed with 3 bedrooms for perfect family accommodation and a guaranteed price appreciation to make that buying decision quite easy. Only the best materials and accessories are used to match international quality standards. Each apartment covers approximately 1550-1710 square ft., with state of the art facilities such as an Infinity Pool, Kids’ pool, Gymnasium, Air Conditioned Function Hall with a terrace big enough for 100 guests, 2 car parks, 24 hour security services and 100% power backup. The rooftop provides a wondrous view of Colombo and a life of full of breezy adventure for your family and friends. Large lobby with waiting area for your guests, centralized uninterrupted gas supply, intelligent fire system, sprinkler centered alarm system, multi-level garbage disposal system, 2 car parks and electrical car charging points will ensure a smooth and easy lifestyle to keep your family in the best of moods.

Only 32 lucky families will own this unique family space full of peace and tranquility in the heart of Colombo.

The Press Conference on the launch of ‘Thurstan 42’ was held recently at Shangri-La Hotel’s on the 31st of August 2018.


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