Morgan’s Point Remediation Work Completed

January 7, 2016

The developers at Morgan’s Point Ltd. announced that the “remediation work on the former U.S. Naval Base has been completed and the property has been cleared to begin work on the proposed luxury resort development.”

The company said, “Back in 2008, when the Government entered into negotiations with the owners of the Southlands property to swap their pristine 37-acre property in exchange for development land at Morgan’s Point, the agreement was made to swap “clean for clean,” which meant that the government must undertake to remediate the Brownfield site to residential standards, in order for the developers to proceed with the development of a tourism destination.

“The work on the clean-up of the base began in earnest in April 2013. Since then, the Bermuda Government has sub-contracted a number of local construction companies and committed their own internal resources, putting several Bermudians to work through the duration of the remediation project.

“The entire remediation project was completed under the projected budget and completed within an acceptable deadline.”

Slideshow with four renderings of the planned development at Morgan’s Point


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“The site has been remediated to the New Jersey standards for residential development. This important project has been overseen by Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, an international consulting firm with a stellar reputation in this field.

“The final validation report proclaiming the development land clean was the culmination of the work carried out by the Ministry and their supplier partners in this venture.

“With the remediation now concluded, the proposed development on the site can begin as planned in January 2016.

“The project, which will be a phased development, will start with the building of 157 waterfront residences, a 79 room ultra-luxury branded hotel and amenities that include world-class restaurants and spa, and a marina that can host 77 boats along with 21 mega-yachts.”

Vince Yarina, PG, CEM, Senior Associate/Vice President, Langan said: “The Government and the development team had the foresight to use the very stringent New Jersey DEP remediation standards in Bermuda.

“Using NJ standards in Bermuda was unique, but Langan’s knowledge and extensive experience working with these standards was successfully applied to ensure the safe clean up the site for the future benefit of the residents and tourists.”

Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said, “I am delighted that the remedial work at Morgan’s Point has been completed; this is a monumental step in bringing the proposed development into fruition – a development that will equate to more jobs for Bermudians and a first-class tourism product for Bermuda.

“I would like to thank the Public Works crews who assisted in carrying out this work.”

Craig Christensen, President & CEO of Morgan’s Point Ltd, said: “We are very grateful to the Ministry of Public Works for their tireless efforts in completing this job so that we can begin to construct a world-class resort that is sure to enhance our tourism offerings and put Bermuda back on the map as a luxury destination.

“Achieving this huge milestone has been the result of gracious collaboration and cooperation with the Ministry and we are thankful for the hard work put forth into seeing this come to fruition.”

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  1. Shush says:

    Trust me, it put more than “several Bermudians” to work. Hundreds is closer to the truth.

    A successful project, congratulations to all involved.

    Well done OBA.

  2. look says:

    To be corrected, that was put in before OBA . PLP all the way , look at dates when it started clown .

    • Come Correct says:

      You mean when they scared away the initial investors?

    • jt says:

      There’s some interesting reading available for you that you have clearly missed out on. Look it up and educate yourself.

    • serengeti says:

      Is that a bit like the November 2011 groundbreaking of the Grand Hyatt?

    • serengeti says:

      The debt and structural unemployment was in place well before the OBA as well.

    • Shush says:

      That’s just plain wrong.

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      Um…anybody can plant a seed…It’s whoever nurtures that seedling onto fruition that “Thanks” should be given.

      I personally think it’s an epidemic of “denial” polluting our shores along with a whisp of “racism”…Two things that will destroy “US” as
      “Bermudians.”

  3. Construction Worker says:

    Yes um had a job up there for a long time now and um Bermudian. Thanks OBA!!

    • mj says:

      thank yourself for having fortitude for going to get job and whomever interviewed and gave you the position, um sure it wasn’t an oba mp especially when the initial work was under a former government… Why politicize it when the initial local investors did not affiliate with either party and oba was not even a thought!

  4. Hope says:

    Are there any mangroves in this area? If so then I really hope that they protected. Exciting project though, hope it gains traction and gets going!

  5. swing voter says:

    finally

  6. Eve says:

    Look at all the years lost by PLP not getting the cleanup started and finished. Navy didn’t leave as big a mess as we were led to believe. What can be built by Am Cup time??

  7. bluebird says:

    This is a PRIVATE ENTERPRIZE PROJECT not a Government one.Without private money and private investment this will not happen.
    And those that pastronize the place will also be private person with money.
    Government was responsible for the clean-up that’s all and the PLP/BIU
    “DID” race the original investor away with “RACISM” otherwise it would have been built long time ago.
    Thank you to the Private enterprize Bermudians whom are putting this project together.

  8. Bill says:

    There will be no developement.

    The numbers do not work.