Contracts valued at $800,000 plus given for Bermudiana Beach hotel development
More than $800,000 in contracts have been awarded as part of a bid to transform a failed affordable housing development into a hotel and condominium complex.
A notice in the Official Gazettesaid the Bermuda Housing Corporation had paid Brunel Ltd $500,000 for “project management, engineering and architectural services” for 1 Atlantic Crescent and 2 Atlantic Close in Warwick.
The two buildings are part of the Bermudiana Beach Resort – built as the Grand Atlantic housing development.
The contract had a start date of September 14 last year and is scheduled to end on September 13.
The Asmayda Furniture Group was awarded a $315,058 contract for the same two buildings.
The notice said the project involved “public areas, reception, pool and office area furniture, fabrics and fixtures, TV wall panels, reception area bathroom fixtures and fittings, inclusive of lights and flooring”.
The contract started on October 15, 2021 with a completion date of June 30.
The Government said last summer that it hoped the resort would welcome guests in April this year after delays caused by financing problems.
Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, announced a $10 million government guarantee for the project in the last Budget, with the redevelopment highlighted as an example of “targeted stimulus” to bolster the economy.
The Bermudiana Beach Resort contracts were two of several included in the Official Gazette notice, released by the BHC under Pati legislation.
Daniels Construction was awarded a $156,800 contract to carry out renovations to several units at the Gulfstream housing complex in Southside, St David’s.
BAC Ltd was awarded a $60,499 contract for the replacement of piping at Gulfstream.
The first contract was signed in December 2021 and was expected to be completed on March 11 and the second started in November 2020 and ended last February.
Granite Enforcement Team was paid $360,288 for security services at the Gulfstream property for 2021.
The BHC also paid $487,323 to SAS Protection Services for security at the neighbouring 26 Tommy Fox Road for 2021.
Castalia, a consultancy firm, was awarded a $270,000 contract for “consulting and advisory services to develop a business case for a new water, wastewater and resources recovery utility” in November 2020 – a contract that concluded last August.
The firm also won a $297,325 contract for consulting and advisory services on “Bermuda’s water and waste water regulatory structure and associated regulations and standards” last February.
The contract is scheduled to finish in August.
GM BluePlan Engineering was given a $75,000 contract to advise the BHC on water and waste water regulatory structures. The contract started in July 2020 and ended last November.
Other contracts include $190,900 to construction firm Kaissa for roof and steel works at 44 Church Street, Hamilton; $110,000 to Ascendant Technologies for renovations, including a new water tank and cesspit, at 35 Old Military Road, Devonshire; and $114,282 to Global Trading and Sourcing Corporation for ISO containers on Marsh Lane in Devonshire.
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