Government may buy Sandys 360 centre

  • Sandys 360 in Somerset (File photograph)

    Sandys 360 in Somerset (File photograph)


The disused Sandys 360 sports centre could be bought by the Bermuda Government.

A $1 million sale and purchase agreement between the Government and Sandys Secondary Middle School was tabled yesterday by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works.

The document referred to land and buildings situated off Broome Street in Somerset, referred to as lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, and named trustees Melvyn Bassett, Stanley Lee, Travis Gilbert and Valerie Dill.

The $10 million private centre, equipped with an indoor swimming pool, opened in 2009.

But it struggled with a high cost of operation and closed in 2013.

The centre was backed by government cash, including a duplicate payment of $807,000 in 2012, but the centre was still unable to cover its bills.

In 2015, Progressive Labour Party MP Kim Wilson said the shuttered centre was attracting vandals.

The purchase agreement did not name Sandys 360 and details of the deal were unavailable from the ministry yesterday.

The tabled sale agreement gave a completion date of 30 days from its execution.

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Published Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 24, 2018 at 8:30 am)

Government may buy Sandys 360 centre

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