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# Project Details
The project "Grove" by Gem is located at Padur, Chennai. A total of about 712 residential units is planned to be constructed in varying high-rise floors. The residential units are to come up in 6 blocks.
The units are available in 550 to 2300 SQFT size. The rate per SQFT is Rs.2399 (pre-launch offer), 2650 (for Phase 2, until Nov 05)**. The total rate will be around 13.34 and above (Lakhs of Rupees)**. The project is expected to be completed by December 2012 (Phase 1), December 2013 (Phase 2).

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About Gem Grove

The Gem Grove, a first of its kind apartment complex coming up at Padur, on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), in Chennai, has been designed as villa apartments, offering a luxury living at an affordable price.

Spread over six acres on the OMR, there are 712 exclusive apartments from which to choose. The Gem Grove is a self-contained family community offering well planned outdoor living and landscaping that includes a running track, swimming pool, children’s play area, sports facilities, walking trails and turquoise water bodies among other unique touches.

The six blocks have been designed to enjoy the Luxury of space with a unique approach where no apartment shares a common wall and every apartment has its own outdoor space. The Gem Grove interiors set a new standard of living excellence offering you spacious, bright and comfortable surroundings and every 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartment is designed with open and well planned rooms and private patio gardens from which to enjoy the outdoors.

The Gem Grove brings you top trusted brands to manage and operate its clubhouse facilities and activities, offering you added convenience and comfort to enhance your leisure living experience.

The project is jointly being promoted by Gem Group, one of the world’s largest companies in
the field of natural stone mining and processing, and Vision India Real Estate, an integrated
property development and asset management group that develops and manages residential,
hospitality and logistics facilities in India.

Outdoor Attractions
Swimming pool- children and adult pool
Children play areas with play equipment
Basketball, volleyball court
Skating rink
Cricket practice nets
Jogging and walking track
Well lit beautiful landscaped Gardens with outdoor seating
Water bodies, fountains
Guest and overflow parking

Inspiring Indoor Facilities
Gym & fitness centre
Yoga room
Table tennis
Video Library
Convenience store
Beauty Salon
Multipurpose Hall
Backup power for individual apartment
Private storage space
Private storage rooms

Watch YouTube Video on The Gem Grove [youtube.com]

The project is being exclusively marketed by Homebay, the residential marketing subsidiary of JLLM.

For bookings, contact :
Santosh (JLL) 9962228090

Update :
The second phase of the Gem Groove project, which includes around 400 units, was launched on 20th Oct, 2010 and will offer housing units at Rs.2650/sqft (offer rate until 5th Nov, 2010).

Also announced during this launch event was the MoU signed with Reliance BIG TV, to provide a satellite TV services for the project.

Update :
The rate/sqft as of 30th March, 2012 is : Rs.3150/sqft** or Rs.3250/sqft** + additional floor rise charges and other charges as applicable.

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Project Webpage : Gem - Grove details

Related : Buses / Trains connecting Padur
** Not Yet Verified by builder. Details..

# r.rajkumar   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Apr 05, 2010 12:58 PM
Discuss about Gem Grove project in this thread
Last-Updated by : r.rajkumar on Tue May 25, 2010 05:42 AM

# tessy2006   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveThu Apr 15, 2010 06:33 AM
what could be the rental value for a three bed apartment in gem grove..

# r.rajkumar   Post Subject:Update on the project..Thu Oct 21, 2010 02:37 AM
The second phase of the Gem Groove project, which includes around 400 units, was launched on 20th Oct, 2010 and will offer housing units at Rs.2650/sqft (offer rate until 5th Nov, 2010).

Also announced during this launch event was the MoU signed with Reliance BIG TV, to provide a satellite TV services for the project.

# mail2MeenaKR   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSat Oct 23, 2010 04:08 PM
Has anyone booked in Gem Grove, how is it compared to the similar projects on this stretch in the OMR?

# mythili14.a   Post Subject:Need InformationMon Oct 25, 2010 05:57 AM
Hi, We are planning to get a 2BHK apartment in GEM grove... Any issues regarding the project?? Heard so many issues with other projects in OMR. So any issue or is it safe to get a flat in GEM Grove???

# kmr.roni   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Nov 23, 2010 07:40 PM
hi roni here...hve recently booked 2 apts at the Gem Grove. My relatives booked his apt for me. they said that their experience was made smooth by the site incharge Mr.Venkataraman,was really patient and gave a detailed view of the project.
well the reason why i booked here was because all the other apts has some issues surrounding them. i have done my research and decided to go on it,main reason being it is marketd by JLL.
Was also really happy to here that they have received their full approvals and are starting proper construction immediaely. I was also satisfied to here hat few of my collegues have also made a booking here. any one else booked..please comment.

# daprasath   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveThu Dec 02, 2010 11:07 AM
can you let us know for much rate did you book the flat?

# iprasadr76   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Dec 17, 2010 02:28 PM
I also
booked this . Can any one know hte cuttent status
Last-Updated by : iprasadr76 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 04:47 PM

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Feb 01, 2011 04:35 PM
Hi, I too boooked an apartment at gem grove last month..

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Feb 01, 2011 04:36 PM
The current rate is 2675 per sq ft.. they plan to increase the rate to 2800 in a few weeks..

# wilson.shiela   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Feb 04, 2011 12:41 AM
I booked a flat at gem grove in May 2010 and has paid initial payment for about Rs.5 lakhs.I want to know about the appproval and the construction status as I heard that the approval is still pending.
My questions are:
1.how can I make the payments through bank if the approval is getting delayed?
2.For the last 6 months the construction status is the same..no progress
3.Will the project get completed within the time frame?

# bmohanraj.2   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Feb 08, 2011 03:58 PM
i too booked an apt in Gem grove , there is no progress , i don't think they will complete within time frame.
please let me know if you have any info req gem grove.

# htkiyer   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Feb 09, 2011 04:52 PM
hi all,

i also have booked an apt in Gem Grove,

They are assuring that they will complete the project on time..

Have any of you signed the agreements? i am yet to sign....

the club house is in builders name itself..is this clause normal?

# iprasadr76   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Feb 09, 2011 05:47 PM
I have too booked a flat on june 2010

Last 6 months there was not much progress in construction part . But the DTCP approval and otther LCA approval took time. Now all clearance has been done and My loan also got approved from Bank. I hope this week they are starting the cement work and they are ensuring that by March 2011 , foundation will be over. I went to construction site also and there small small work started. 5 JCB are on work .

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Feb 11, 2011 09:38 PM
Mr. Prasad (iprasadr76), I heard there are some issues (related to approval) getting SBI home loan for this project However, other banks like HDFC, ICICI etc have approved loan for this project.

# iprasadr76   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSat Feb 12, 2011 02:11 PM
MR Rajagopalan

The delay for SBI loan is because of SBI is going for Project Approval , rather than Individual Loan Approval.They are going some BG Varification for Vision India. I have take the loan from State BAnk Of Travancore and my loan is alredy sanctioned. I went to Gem site and some work started there. Hope this will catch good speed

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSat Feb 12, 2011 11:11 PM
Thanks for the update Mr. Prasad. Due to issues with SBI loan approval, I plan to approach HDFC.

# iprasadr76   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Feb 13, 2011 05:46 AM
You can Approach SBT , Vellacherry branch also. I have take from SBT Vellaacherry. Interest rate for SBI and SBT is same.

# Createbala   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSat Feb 26, 2011 02:01 PM
Did anyone signed the sale and construction agreement?

# iprasadr76   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSat Feb 26, 2011 03:56 PM
Ys. I Have signed the agreement. Any issue you are facing in signing the sale and construction agreement?

# Createbala   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Feb 27, 2011 11:47 AM
I am planning to sign the sale and construction agreement by this week. Do you have any idea of when we have to pay the next installment?

# ershanmugapriya   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Feb 28, 2011 02:32 PM
Hi all,we have booked 3BHK apt in Gem grove on sep 2010 at 2650Rs/sqft.First installment is paid.do u have any idea of when will be the second?we signed the sale and construction aggreement.hows the construction status?

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Low carpet area?Tue Mar 22, 2011 06:02 PM
Hi, Can someone confirm if the carpet area in GemGrove is per the industry standard? I got to know that the carpet area of my 1009 sq ft apartment in 696 sq ft - almost 68% of the builtup area.

# reachravi70   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Apr 22, 2011 08:34 AM

Has this not got the Project Approval yet? Is this different from DTCP approval?

# aarun.kumk   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon May 16, 2011 10:33 AM
I have bought a property with Gem Grove. As far as i know things regarding the Bank Process went smooth for me . Bank has also started dispersing the funds to the promoters. I booked with one of the Homebay Agent called Venkatraman. He is doing a good job with respect to all my queries and other after sales co-ordinations. I was @ the beginning very apprehensive to go ahead with the formalities and it was with his knowledge on the various projects and its prices in & around the area that cleared my apprehension and led me to taking an apartment with them. I also actually did my own research on those lines & it came as a very pleasant surprise that the Homebay agent was not bluffing unlike most of the marketing guys. Anyways come what so may i have booked it @ The Gem Grove...So Far So Good.
Banking on the JLL factor.
Last-Updated by : aarun.kumk on Mon May 16, 2011 10:51 AM

# sabudas   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveThu Jun 23, 2011 07:12 AM
Hi I have booked a flat on Gem grove , yet to sign the aggrement . Have any one checked with the lawyer on the documents or taken any legal advise ?

# shyam.ragupathy   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveThu Jun 30, 2011 04:40 AM
Hi, me too booked GL81 & GL82 in gemgrove. So far as the carpet area is concerned, i guess they follow industry standard, add carpet area and wall thickness it is 79% - which is the standard these days. On the homebay agent Venkataraman, i did not have a great experience - he bluffed to me abt the OSR being converted as road, abt they have no car parking plan etc., he is just a fresher out of college, and had very little knowledge. otherwise, my experience with Vision India and HDFC for approvals have been very smooth.

# arindam821   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveThu Jun 30, 2011 06:45 PM
hi, has anybody got loan from sbi for this

Last-Updated by : arindam821 on Thu Jun 30, 2011 07:03 PM

# iyer.gkmurthy   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Jul 04, 2011 02:31 PM
haai we also hv booked one aptmnt in gem grove only now recd sale construction agreement
also we are just wondering why they collect rs 60,000 that is about 4.2 crores when adding all apartments
for club house and swimming [pool area ie (annexure A - Annexture b ) area and this area and constuction is belong to promoter and if they convert in to hotel which path will; they use that is also questionable.
can any body clear this

also i am curious to know whether this project is made according to vastu sastra
are the apartments are according to vastu
just curious to know

Anyway we are still waiting for some clarification from gem grove people which will be sent by next week to us
then we will sign

Atlast we have signed the agreement and sent
by GOD Ganeshjis grace everything will be fine

Last-Updated by : iyer.gkmurthy on Tue Jul 26, 2011 02:03 PM

# reachravi70   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Jul 10, 2011 07:27 AM

I have booked GL 42 in Gem Grove and have paid 2 installments. I heard from Mr. Venkatraman it is vastu compliant to some extent but again it is upto individual perception on the vastu compliance. Some prefer south facing and some north facing etc. Also, I heard from Venkatraman some minor alterations can be done with respect to vastu.

I have taken a loan from HDFC. So far so good.

# sreejannu   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Aug 01, 2011 06:45 AM
I booked a flat in Phase 1 'Sapphire Brown' for Rs.2800/- but in Aadi month(offer price it seems). From Aug 1st onwards it is Rs.2900/sq.ft. As far I searched in OMR road all other projects like TVH, XS real, Jain, Elysium are costlier than Gem grove. However Gem grove is bit risky and noisy as it is very near to main road.

We are dealing with Shyamsundar from Homebay and he is good so far and we did only the first installment and he told to pay the second installment in another 15 to 30 days. The foundation is going on there. and we are informed that it will get completed by Dec 2012. and the Phase 2 by May 2013. So until phase 2 is over the ameneties will not get ready since they may get mess due to phase 2 construction.

So my guess is the whole building construction(phase 1, phase2), amenities, Water front, road track everything will get ready only in Dec 2013 or early 2014. However we can let it for rent when the flat is ready. As of my knowledge 2bhk with 1200 sq ft will definitely go for Rs.15000/- since it is 5 min from Sipcot IT park.

But my only doubt is if the road get extended in future will it not affect the project area? The marketing people are saying they are not tied up with LIC and SBI. So will it be a headache if I apply loan in those banks?

Last-Updated by : sreejannu on Mon Aug 01, 2011 06:50 AM

# iyer.gkmurthy   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Aug 14, 2011 06:01 AM

# ssd777   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Aug 22, 2011 05:32 PM
I've booked a apartment in The Gem Grove, the company has decided to put the concrete walls with the railing on the balcony where they showed the glass material in the plans, and now they considered it as a safety and going for the concrete wall with the MS steel railing in the balcony... which is really unimpressive and also the building elevation will look rich only if they go for the glass material, if they change it to concrete walls with MS railing it looks awkward and similar to the Government Housing board. I want the company to reconsider it with the Fiber Glass Material for the Balconies.
Last-Updated by : ssd777 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 02:08 PM

# krish.murty75   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Aug 23, 2011 03:10 PM
I wanted to bring to every ones knowledge that Gem Grove at Padur as per their elevation plan could observe the apartments with Glass fibre balcony which looks to be impressive, but whereas when i aprroached GEM Grove in person thye said it would be concrete wall and MS Railing which looks inconvincing. I would suggest Gem Grove to consider having Glass fibre balconies atleast for Galaxy & Imperial as they are high rise buildings in that campus, which would also add more value comparing with other competitiors in that area.....The glass fibre balcomies would def add more impression to the building and it would bring high level of richness. I am very confident that safety wise the company would never compromise in installing the high standard glass fibre for the balconies. I wish Gem Grove would consider this request and take into a consideration.

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:No fibre glass balconyTue Aug 30, 2011 05:41 PM
Can everyone send an email to Gem Grove (Venkat) to escalate this issue?

# krsvijayan   Post Subject:Booked a flat SB 103 in gemMon Sep 19, 2011 06:58 AM
Hi All,

Just booked two flats (Me and my friend).
Waiting for sale agreement. Plan to go for SBT, Velachery.

Hi iprasadr76 Kindly advice contact number or contact person.


1. Road Expansion

Already 4 way road available it going to expanded to 6 ways with a service road. In our side already there is some 15 to 20 feet space is there. Hopefully no issue. We are in on road but pollution?????:-)

2. Clubhouse maintained by Builder.
It’s somewhat good. In Bangalore my friend had experience like this. (National games village, Bangalore).
We are getting lifetime membership for our family but need to pay some min amount may be per month. But how much?

Is there a separate road for Non residence? Homebay Venkat told there is a separate access with Gate.

It maintained by builder not owned. So our association getting some % of profit or rent from the commercial space …. Which reduced our maintenance cost. Is it True?

3. Concrete walls Instead of glass.
“I am very confident that safety wise the company would never compromise in installing the high standard glass fibre for the balconies”

Then ok. All of us need to escalate this.

# vinothkumarc   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Oct 04, 2011 04:57 PM
There is a Orkut Community "The Gem Grove" and has already 40+ members. Please join that group and share your thoughts.

# iyer.gkmurthy   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Nov 18, 2011 12:35 PM
can anyone please say about the construction status of SB block
has anyone from chennai recently visited the site
would appreciate if someone give latest news about our gem grove
we have so far paid three instalments

is the model flat ready has anyone seen

Last-Updated by : iyer.gkmurthy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:37 PM

# saidattani   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Jan 18, 2012 07:57 AM
Hi i am planning to book 2bhk in lava, and they quoting Rs.3400/sqft bcos of open terrace facility.

can any one brought open terrace Appartment ?

Still they have not made model house.

# ganesh.pillai   Post Subject:ElevationWed Jan 18, 2012 09:18 PM

1] The plan they have provided does not match the elevation they have proposed
2] I am not sure whether there will be sliding doors for the balcony and the private terrace (Duplex Homes)

# ganesh.pillai   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Jan 18, 2012 09:22 PM
To get the construction status please use the URL below
http://www.thegemgrove.com/construction-status/ [thegemgrove.com]

# jsheikabdullah   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Feb 29, 2012 09:44 AM
Can any one let me know what is the current rate for normal 2BHK

# leosandyyy   Post Subject:Facebook group on The Gem GroveFri Mar 09, 2012 10:36 PM
http://www.facebook.com/groups/231470906913548/ [facebook.com]

Folks, There is a Gem Grove group created for owners and potential buyers on facebook...if interested please join to make the community come together for exchange of ideas, concerns etc...

# reachravi70   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Mar 12, 2012 04:56 PM
Does anyone have idea whether the foundation work for GALAXY tower is completed or still under progress?

# rajagopalan.subramanian   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon Mar 12, 2012 05:27 PM
Hi jsheikabdullah: As far as I know, the current rate per sq ft for a normal 2BHK is 3050 - 3100 + premium charges + car parking..

# vikesh279   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Jul 18, 2012 06:58 AM
I am planning to buy a 2 BHK flat in this property .. planning to buy the 2nd floor with garden balcony .. any advice?

# sureshcamba   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Apr 09, 2013 05:56 AM
I booked a flat in Lava jewel - gem grove

Any one know the status now?

what's the current rate for booking a flat in Gem grove?

# mchandrakar   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveMon May 06, 2013 12:01 PM
I booked in Imperial Red @3700 psf. How much you paid for Lava Jewel ?

# ashwinkumar83   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveFri Aug 02, 2013 02:13 AM
Gem Grove completed the Tropical Green with a delay of 6 months till now. i visited my apartment, everything is complete. i hear that EB inspection is the only hurdle for delivery. Saying that, there are lot of deviations in the exteriors, one of main attraction of the project , is totally changed giving it a very normal look. i have given feedback to change it. Hope everyone joins.

# NRE2NRE   Post Subject:Getting delayedTue Aug 06, 2013 02:42 AM
Booked apartment and seems delay due to EB connection. Had a good impression on this project but builder turn out to be every other real estate guy. No commitments in written, just word of saying. Building exterior is no way matching with the flashy screen in the web site. Please visit the project before booking.

Do not go by the model apartment, try to visit the finished end product. It was promised to handover by 2012 but now its getting delayed. This is how it goes Gem Grove > VI india > Sai Sabari. Any one delaying might affect the project.

Another stupid thing is the electric transformer visibility from the road.

It is a value for money project but not a luxury as they claim.

Positive Note : VFM, On road project, Location

Negative : Marketing change (JLL to CBRE), construction by Sri Sabari and not gem grove or Vision India., Completed block not similar to the proposed Pic. delay (BIG ISSUE). No quick response and Team follows you only for payment.

Will not recommend except if you look it as VFM and can wait.

Let me see how soon they will handover and keep the promise as per non-hand written brochure.

I want Mr Viramani to read these post to listen the customer concern and put soemone from core team on this project to handle.

If not the upcoming project for them going to be a non-trusted one. I should have gone with XS-Real but mesmerized with JLL marketing style.

# NRE2NRE   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveTue Aug 06, 2013 05:49 AM
Last-Updated by : NRE2NRE on Tue Aug 06, 2013 05:51 AM

# getpatro   Post Subject:Not able to get real construction statusThu Feb 06, 2014 09:55 PM
I booked an aprtment in Sapphire Brown.

Earlier they commited that flats will be handed over by 2013. Now they sent out an email with an FAQ. Thia time they say it is going to be June, 2014. No idea how far they are saying the truth this time.

They are not allowing to visit the flat to look at the status even.

Recently one of the contact person from the team said Tropical Green is haned over to 60% of the people. Not sure how far it is true. Anyone from Tropical Green, Did you get your flat ready? If yes, does it meet all the commitments they made? If no, any idea when they are going to start handover?

I expect atleast this time they should not go out of their words. Otherwise they are definitely going to an untrusted brand.

# rsudarsanlic   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Jun 29, 2014 07:15 AM
Hi I am also looking for SB handing over.Can anyone inform the latest position?A long wait! Hope atleast the quality remains as assured!!!!

# gv9340   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveSun Oct 18, 2015 09:45 AM

I am planning to buy on second sale an apartment in special floor in LJ block. Just want to check if the project is approved by SBI or LIC. Also when do you think all the amentiies be ready and will gem group own the amenties. Thanks to revert

# bavanandan   Post Subject:Discussion on Gem GroveWed Aug 30, 2017 12:52 PM
Hi Folks,
I recently visited the premises looking to buy a used flat and shocked to see the lifts and common areas poorly maintained, the builder haven't stick to his promises and i could see a structural blunder in the apartment balconies, every balcony is supported with an iron beam. I could see cracks in most of the balconies. I would recommend the present apartment owners to re-consider bugging the developer with a strong association mass, if need be you can even approach CMDA & RERA for remedial measures.

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