Standalone Buildings Or Gated Complex- Which One Should You Opt for

When it comes to buying a home, the first thing that often crosses our mind is that whether we should opt for a standalone building or a residential complex. While the majority nods for the latter, considering its benefits, there are still few buyers having  a strong affinity for standalone buildings. This is because a standalone building is apparently economical than the residential complex. In spite of this fact, there’s a major shift towards residential complex. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this growing popularity of the complex apartments.

While the residential complexes have garnered quite a demand, the standalones witnessed steep demand depreciation in the current financial year. Apartments in the gated complex remained the most preferred category across different zones in Kolkata. Flats in Rajarhat New Town and other city fringes have acquired quite a high demand as most of the housing projects in these areas are gated complex.

The Primary Reasons for the Shifting Preference

However, the primary reasons of why homebuyers are opting complexes are discussed below:

  • While budget is often a deciding factor of a home buying decision, it’s also true that the residential complex like One Rajarhat is offering the buyers a world of amenities, which is otherwise unavailable in the standalone buildings. To increase the convenience quotient of your standalone apartment, you need to spend an extra amount, which is often close to the price of a residential complex. From this perspective, a residential building certainly deserves a higher degree of preference.


  • The fittings and fixtures generally provided in a standalone building is inferior to that of a complex as number of flats is much higher in a complex resulting in bigger procurement orders and better deals.


  • The gated communities/complexes offer the inmates a great luxury of common space along with improved security measures, which is unavailable in the standalone buildings.



  • Residential complexes usually come with the collective facilities ensuring ease of life. Apart from having amenities like swimming pool, piped gas, clubhouse, gymnasium, ample car parking, multipurpose courts, indoor play areas, Yoga/Meditation rooms, rainwater harvesting, gardens, RO water system and intercom facility for each apartment, along with 3 Tier security that give you the assurance of safe and secured life.


The kind of amenities available in complexes majorly draws the attention of buyers. What’s more important is that the inhabitants do not need to deal with the everyday issues related to basic facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage.

Roaring Rajarhat: The Second Financial Hub of Kolkata

Keyword: One Rajarhat

At the pace at which Rajarhat is attracting investments it goes without saying that it has emerged as one of the financial and legal services hub in the country’s. The location is said to have allocated 100 acres in the Commercial Business District Zone of New Town. Since 2012 when the first foundation stone was laid for empowering Rajarhat as a financial hub, the journey has been dynamic and strong.

Large Investments from Financial Legal and Educational Sectors

The fast growing centre has already attracted 22 financial institutions like State Bank of India, Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and West Bengal Financial Corporation to name a few. There are plans of drawing more strategic investors to the financial and legal services hub. A cluster of financial institutions will be involved in putting up the project. The Bench of the National Green Tribunal already functions at Rajarhat as their centre of Business and Arbitration. They aid people to conduct business without any legal hassles/conflicts.

State Bank of India ‎ is establishing a global training institute for banking and financial services at the Information Technology hub of Rajarhat. An investment of around Rs 600 crore has already been made. Bankers from emerging economies and from neighbouring countries will be invited for training purposes.

Top educational institutes like St. Xavier’s and Presidency Universities are coming up with their second campuses here.

Conventional Centre for Financial Upliftment

The Biswa Bangla Convention Centre is a 55m or 18 storeys tall structure that covers an area of 4.57 lakh square feet. The centre houses a mega conference hall, with seating capacity of 3000 along with a state-of-the-art conference facility. It also boasts of two seminar rooms, each with 376 seats, four banquet rooms and a 100 rooms hotel as annexe within the same campus. The convention centre also has a multi-level car parking facility. Bookings have already started for the convention centre.

Tourism Promoting Economy

Rajarhat has also acquired a tourism value. It is thronged by thousands of visitors over weekends and hundreds on weekdays to Eco-Park, Mother’s Wax Museum   Nazrul Tirtha. Once the convention centre is completed, tourists would love to stroll in the Bagjola canal which is a beautiful site in itself. The banks have been developed and a floating jetty will be constructed.

New Residential Projects adding to Economic Thrust

Rajarhat is witnessing growth in terms of high-end as well as affordable housing. New affordable housing projects are coming up in Action Area II   III which are in the range of Rs 30 to 70 lakh.

Action Area I is where most of the premium star hotels and residential projects are coming up ranging between Rs 65 lakhs and Rs 2.5 crores. Leading real estate developers like Unitech, Unimark, DLF   Anik Industries Limited are few of the prominent players with a major presence in the area. They are known for their upcoming projects in Rajarhat, out of which One Rajahat, by Anik Industries Limited which is surrounded by several star hotels in Action Area I, needs a special mention for the luxury along with convenience it promises to provide to homebuyers.

Rajarhat is garnering a lot of attention from NRI’s as well as owing to the availability of land in this upcoming financial hub. That day is not far when Rajarhat will be playing a strong role in sealing the country’s financial fate.

Summary: Rajarhat is set for nothing but growth with huge investments and strong financial plans.