Hyd airport to get world-class international school in 15 acres

· GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis Limited collaborates with St. Mary’s Educational Society

· St. Mary’s Educational Society to develop world-class residential Sancta Maria International School at Edu Port

· Hyderabad Airport City building a world class Edu Port spread out in 100 acres of serviced land

Hyderabad, 10 Aug, 2020: GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis Limited (GHAL), the developers of a unique urban ecosystem at Hyderabad Airport City, is ramping up its Edu Port to create a world-class educational cluster attracting pedagogy and research institutions at a dedicated space spread out over 100 acres of land parcel. The Edu Port has been envisioned to be a knowledge hub with leading global and Indian institutes converging here and creating flexible learning pathways for students of all ages and background.

As a centre of learning, training, research and innovation, Edu Port at the GMR Hyderabad Airport City today hosts the Schulich School of Business; Chinmaya Vidyalaya,  GMR Aviation Academy, Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC), CFM South Asia Training Center and Pratt & Whitney India Training Center.

As a major boost to the Edu Port’s vision, GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis Limited (GHAL) has partnered with Hyderabad-based Saint Mary’s Educational Society to build Sancta Maria International School. This collaboration envisages the development of Sancta Maria International School, a second K12 (Kindergarten to 12th Grade) venture in Hyderabad city. Coming up on a 15-acre of serviced land at Hyderabad Airport City, this residential academic facility is slated to be unveiled by 2022. Sancta Maria International School envisions to provide the highest standards of education offering a great learning opportunity in a safe environment to unlock the hidden potential of students.

Mr. GBS Raju, Business Chairman, GMR Airports, said, “We welcome this opportunity and feel elated about the collaboration with the St Mary's Educational Society to set up an educational institute in the GMR Hyderabad Airport City, Edu Port.  Envisioning to contribute towards transforming India, making it a global knowledge superpower, we are striving to co-create an environment for learning and academic excellence in a completely integrated and self-sustained connected urban ecosystem of the Airport City. This unique development is also set to propel Brand Hyderabad on a global scale and contribute tremendously towards the journey of Telangana State to being an innovation hub and a knowledge powerhouse.”

Mr. Aman Kapoor, CEO, Airport Land Development, GMR Group, said “We are pleased to collaborate with St Mary's Educational Society for setting-up an international school, one of the first educational institutes at our Edu Port in Hyderabad Airport City. This aligns with our vision to develop an educational cluster with world class academic and research institutions offering an ecosystem of high quality education with transformative powers. This would go a long way in bridging the skill gap and creating global leaders in tandem with dynamic market needs and business environment.”

Speaking at the collaboration, Mr. B. Arogya Reddy, President & Chairman, Saint Mary’s Educational Society, said, “St Mary's Educational Society is excited to collaborate with the GMR group, who share their belief that successful education requires taking an integrated approach to help children develop to their full potential. Sancta Maria International Schools focus on ways in which children - complex, multidimensional young human-beings - can be helped to grow, learn, and develop in their capabilities, relationships, and overall well-being. Our vision is to foster globally recognized educational institutions of enduring greatness, and we do not doubt that this School at the Hyderabad Airport City will set a new benchmark for international schools in Asia.”

In India, GMR is harnessing the potential of Airport City concept and is leveraging its unique location and ecosystem at Hyderabad to develop India’s largest Airport City. The development of future city in the form of GMR’s Hyderabad Airport City would address the infrastructural challenges of a large city development in India today and catapult the city development to the next level. This unique development is all set to drive the growth of Brand Hyderabad on a Global scale.

Offering the best in class infrastructural support for the prospective and existing businesses, some of the key benefits at GMR Hyderabad Airport City include:

• The Notified Area Committee (NAC) as a one-stop clearance window for all building plan approvals

• Redundancies built in Telecom, Power & IT infrastructure for 24/7 operations;

• Dedicated power link-up with the state grid for reliable power supply,

• Round the clock security

• Express connectivity with the city;

• Pollution free and well-planned ecosystem.

About Airport Land Development, GMR Group:

Airport Land Development (ALD) is a dedicated real estate vertical of the GMR Group with domain experts having wide exposure to infrastructure design, planning, construction, transactions, regulatory, hospitality, warehousing, finance among others. ALD is creating value through the real estate assets across GMR Group led airports as part of the concessions through a balanced mix of land monetization and self-development.

The objective of Airport Land Development is to generate revenue from non-aeronautical business verticals. Leveraging the regional significance, excellent connectivity and the national importance and infrastructure status accorded to the airports, ALD envisions to develop the identified land parcels at Delhi and Hyderabad Airports and upcoming airport projects viz. Mopa in Goa and Bhogapuram in Andhra Pradesh into business destinations. This further aims at introducing a staggering array of creative facilities in the airport’s vicinity.

The developments can be through self-development or third party developers identified and selected through a transparent bidding mechanism or bilateral negotiations.  The diverse portfolio of ALD includes: hospitality, retail, corporate office spaces, aviation and aerospace related facilities, warehousing, recreational, sports, hospitals, educational hubs, co-living & senior living among others.

Currently ALD is managing 230 acres of Aerocity at Delhi International Airport, Delhi NCR and 1500 acres of Hyderabad Airport City at Hyderabad International Airport in Telangana state.

About Saint Mary’s Educational Society:

Saint Mary’s Educational Society is a hallmark in the education Industry spreading its wings across Telangana for close to 4 decades. Sancta Maria International School, located in Lingampally, Hyderabad, was founded under the society in the year 2010, and is affiliated to the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). As a premium school, catering to close to 1400 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, the school is driven by its motto: In Omnia Excellentia – Latin for ‘Excellence in Everything.’ The team at Sancta Maria, strives to excel and unlock the true potential of its students, teachers & staff, watching them become the best version of themselves.

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