Digital edition 2021 | Plasterboard

The Bombay House

IndiaIndiaCompany Name: Kaishar Interiors Pvt Ltd

Project description

TATA Bombay House is a historic 95 year old privately owned four-storey building in Mumbai. TATA Bombay house serves as the Global Headquarters for the 152 year old Tata Group. The new office space that went through a renovation wears a modern look with well-designed common and collaborative spaces to meet the requirements of business today, including high-tech offices built-up with Drywall technology and a digitally-enhanced visitor experience centre. The iconic heritage building sports some fabulous artworks executed by Baaya Design in collaboration with Somaya & Kalappa Consultants. Every mural or installation, was designed to highlight a unique set of priorities that cater to a larger Tata purpose. In March 2014, it was the first heritage structure in the country to get a gold rating as a green, environmentally friendly building. The rating, following an audit, is awarded by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the Indian chapter of the US Green Building Council.


Kaishar Interiors Pvt Ltd

Kaishar Interiors Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s leading Interior Contracting and Turnkey Projects Solutions Company. Kaishar was founded in 1989 and is a part of the Pandya Group, established in 1913. Kaishar not only prides itself in its ability of converting the Architect’s or Interior Designer’s vision into reality, but in doing so, we adhere to the highest standards of quality, state-of-art methodology and professionalism

Fire protection
Habito® Drywall with Fireline® provides 2 hour fire rating. One hour Fire rated ceiling was also used
Moisture resistance
Moisture Resistant Board used for Moisture Resistance performance in ceilings
Acoustic insulation
Habito® Drywall with Fireline® and Plain board combination provides 52 dB of acoustic insulation. Closed stud metal framing provides superior acoustics
Inspiring spaces
Art works display on Habito® Walls showcasing Tata Group’s purpose thereby creating inspiring spaces
Productivity gain
Drywall construction technology ensures faster construction thereby increasing site productivity much needed for completing renovation faster
Impact resistant
Habito® Drywalls ensures high durability and strong impact resistance
Easy to transport boards
Gypsum plasterboards being light weight ensures easy material handling and transportation
Fixing capability
Immense art works had to be hung on Habito® Drywall provided

Key Achievements

  • High Performance fire rated drywall system and Robust Habito drywalls for unplanned loadings were executed successfully with the highest quality and finish
  • Smooth finish with Habito wall lining systems
  • Habito walls proved to be a strong support for the immense art works displayed at the iconic building
  • To be a part of the interior renovation works of 152 year old Tata Group’s Global Corporate Headquarters

Key Challenges

Superior finish and timely execution was the biggest challenge considering the project is the Global Corporate headquarters of one of the largest conglomerates in India with a strong brand legacy.
As closed stud metal framework is a new system, there were challenges in terms of understanding and installation by workers. To counter this challenge Gyproc provided prior on-site training and demonstration

To manage different labour contractors at different floors and bring their work methodology at same level.

To ensure quality work execution, Gyproc recommended two trained labour contractors and Kaishar interiors has recognised their work.

Due to fire break out that happened in 2011 in the same building, executing high performance fire rated systems with superior quality was of prime importance.


Building owner:
Associated Building Co.
Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Pvt Ltd
Main contractor:
Kaishar Interiors Pvt Ltd
Saint-Gobain Team:
Mr.Amit Kumar, Mr. Balakrishnan Perumal, Mr.Amit Singh