Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has planned to revamp its headquarters in Kala Nagar, Bandra, along the same lines as Mantralaya. The authority has also called for an expression of interest (EoI) from interested consultants to prepare a detailed project report (DPR), said a MHADA official. The consultants have been given two options – they can either retain the existing building and plan new buildings in two stages or they can plan an entirely new structure as per the tender criteria.
The consultant must have knowledge of planning and designing commercial projects on 75,000 square metres of floor space index (FSI) built-up area in the last five years. Also, they must have layout planning experience on at least 2.5 acres of land. The appointed candidate must submit the DPR within eight months. The MHADA headquarters, comprising three wings is currently occupied by around 2,500 employees. The ground plus five structure has been in use from 1971 and has undergone several renovations earlier. According to another official, “The earlier plan was to demolish one building and then the others in stages, so that the staff working in one building could be shifted temporarily to the other wing. But this plan did not take off.”