A unique concept of Corporate cluster homes have developed in Chennai and this largely due to the presence of huge MNCs and also the smaller players. Their presence has brought about the need for housing for people who have lived in a certain ambiance and are used to it. Certain MNCs have been proactive in developing ready-made homes for their employees who shift to Chennai , keeping in mind their lifestyle.
The developing corridors of East Coast Road, Old Mahabalipuram and Perungudi are the chosen localities for developing villas and luxury life spaces for the expats who come to Chennai on work. Some of the CCH have been developed under a 100-year lease contract between MNCs and the developers, with an exclusive agreement to sell the homes to company approved buyers only. Some MNCs also jointly develop corporate housing complexes for their employees.
This also requires social infrastructure to be developed, schools ad colleges for the industries to survive and bring in more people. There are plans to develop a 1000 acre area divided into clusters where common infrastructure will be tailored to suit the needs of the expat community in Chennai, addressing country specific differences.