Green Family Purchase Former HSBC Building

April 5, 2019

The Green family have completed the purchase of the former HSBC Building on Front Street in Hamilton, and said the property will be “comprehensively renovated and renamed Point House.”

The Green Family — who also own the Hamilton Princess — said the plan is to make the building “more visually attractive,” with the ground floor to provide retail and leisure space, while the upper floors would be leased to office tenants.

Mock-up #1 of what the building could look like once refurbishment is complete:

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“Botelho Wood Architects have been retained to re-design and renovate the 80,000 sq. ft building. The design brief being to once again make the building the central point of Front Street with a more aesthetically attractive external design while completely reworking and modernising the interiors for both current and future discerning Bermuda office tenants,” a spokesperson said.

“It is intended that the ground floor should provide some retail and leisure space, with access directly from street level and offer magnificent views of the harbour. A separate and distinctive entrance will cater for the upper floors, which would be leased to office tenants.

Mock-up #2 of what the building could look like once refurbishment is complete:

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“The outside of the building will be made more visually attractive with a substantial addition of glass. There are plans to incorporate distinctive design features, such as a sculpture underneath a new canopy on Front Street, which would provide shade and weather protection to pedestrians and patrons of the building.

“Balconies will be added throughout the building to add outside space and additional cachet to the offices. The offices are planned to have increased levels of natural light and boast unrivalled views up and down the harbour. Some underground parking is also planned.”

Mock-up #3 of what the building could look like once refurbishment is complete:

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Alexander Green, on behalf of the Green family, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce this exciting new office and retail development in Hamilton. We are confident that Point House will be an attractive, first-class addition to Front Street and to the city’s economy.”

Mock-up #4 of what the building could look like once refurbishment is complete:

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The building will be made fully accessible and will be equipped with low-energy and energy efficient lighting to ensure sustainability, the Greens noted.

The renovations are expected to take 18 months to complete, once ground is broken on the project. All rental enquiries should be directed to Penny MacIntyre at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty at [441] 299-1508 or on email pmacintyre@regosir.com.

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  1. swing voter says:

    dem greens got green

    • Should’ve saved my money when I was younger.

      • Come Correct says:

        Lmao but you smoked it.

        • Now I can redeem myself by investing in it.

          • Question says:

            Suddenly you understand the meaning of the word ‘investing’.

            • wahoo says:

              He/she don’t realize that we won’t have disposable income very soon…..smoke’em if you got ‘em 25-11.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        When times were good = living pay cheque to pay cheque . 2 Bermuda’s eh ?

  2. Eve says:

    The Geen family have stepped up again to keep Bermuda looking Bermudaful, thank you. The BTA should pay attention and do something with their “unwelcome center” that makes it worthy of being on the waterfront too.

    • Bill says:

      The BTA should rent space once it is complete!

      A place in the foyer for tourists to relax!

      • Bdaguy says:

        It’s going to be a casino for their hotel

        • Nope says:

          No way we will allow a casino there! No parking and already over congested from traffic! Casinos are for hotels only and not other business pursuits by the Greebs or anyone else!

    • Overboard Hope says:

      All that you have written is so true. Why doesn’t g’men acknowledge the Green Family’s major contribution to the country.

  3. James says:

    Underground parking? When they built that building they had to throw hundreds of bags of cement into the hole to stop the ingress of water whilst they tried to build.

  4. Rise says:

    Good move with a nice touch. Missed opportunity for Government.

  5. Jane says:

    Great job Green brothers and Thanks for showing so much belief in Bermuda.

    A couple questions -

    Surely this would be an ideal spot for your much anticipated casino?
    Surely Hamilton already has enough (empty) office space?

    • Seriously says:

      They will never have a casino as long as I am alive! They tried to get it in under OBA and PLP stopped it! Bermuda does not need or want a casino! We would lose all of our foreign currency to Greens and operators from overseas like Caesars!

    • Kathy says:

      BINGO!

  6. Mark says:

    Better than the Pee-El-Pee Govt. getting their hands on it.

    • hmmm says:

      Jet Gate Craig is your leader how desperate has the OBA become in recent years!!!

      Dunkely was the best leader you ever had FACT…….but you replaced him with Craig lololol

      • Mark says:

        Better than Imaginary Fintech Burty.

      • Sad in Bermuda says:

        So funny and sad at this decision. This why the voters continue to laugh at us as a party. Mr, C is not the person for this position and we all know this.

  7. St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

    Office space for whom?
    the plp drove all the people away

    • Nerd Life says:

      Fintech lol

      • Come Correct says:

        Jet Gate still waiting to see who received the $300k plus

        • question says:

          That was $300k of private money.

          I’d like to know what has happened to the $100m Infrastructure Fund. That’s gone all quiet hasn’t it.
          Prediction: we will never hear another word about that. It will ‘disappear’.

        • Come Correct says:

          Don’t use my f*kn name.

      • Jt says:

        Maybe the Arbitrade vault.

        • wahoo says:

          Some retail could be devoted a liquor store so the bums don’t have to risk crossing Front Street once they have had a few.

    • Swing Voter says:

      And the obaUBP drove away all the swing voters that helped them win every election.

      25 PLP 11 ubpOBA.

      Changing the name didn’t even help you clowns. No more muppets for you to use.

      • Nerd Life says:

        I wonder what such a successful business orientated family like the Greens voted for?

      • Mark says:

        But plenty of koolaid for you!

      • Black Beard says:

        Bro you know the ubp party is always looking for swing vote puppets, Let them look lol

        • Hate radio says:

          ….broadcasting from T&C, Bahama and Martha’s V. All suckers stay here and sip Koolaid.

        • Come Correct says:

          If I was the OBA I would do everything I could to remain as the oposition. Why? Because elections have consequences.

          Turning the economy around and moving it in a more positive direction isn’t what voters wanted. So why bother?

          I won’t ask you who got us on the EU blacklist. I won’t ask you who has successfully accomplished absolutely nothing since 2017. It doesn’t bother me. Just do you.

          • Come correct lol says:

            News flash the UBP or oba as you call the fake imposters will always be the opposition. Which segment out of Bermuda swings their votes…..the black voters swing come correct and say it.

  8. Momma says:

    I hope that they will make the bathrooms for any mothers/fathers visiting the ground floor equipped with a baby changing station in both bathroom or provide a family bathroom with such.

    • lav says:

      They should provide snacks too, for anyone who wants to drop in :)

      • Mark says:

        If you want snacks head up to National Stadium and look for crazy lady.

      • question says:

        and a nice sit-off area with a tv

        • LaV says:

          …and free WiFi

          • question says:

            …little indoor areas set up so grass roots people can set up portable barbeques and cook sausages.

            • Yoooooo says:

              Um got my shadeesh ready bra sounds like a good idea!

    • Seriously says:

      Seriously? That’s why people build buildings so mothers can change their babies and the Public can use the restrooms. Are you a crack user? Get a grip on reality!

  9. wahoo says:

    Good luck with it!

  10. Anne Francis says:

    I appreciate the Green Family’s vote of confidence in re-energizing Hamilton. But what a missed opportunity to develop this building as a performing arts/conference centre thereby giving a boost to tourism, business and the arts.
    There are already so many vacant offices in Hamilton and City Hall Earl Cameron Theatre has outgrown its use.

    Please Green Family would you reconsider this plan?

  11. Jonathan Land Evans says:

    I would imagine that all that glass will create an awful lot of unwelcome reflections in our sunny climate, but the pictures certainly give the impression of a considerably more attractive structure than what is there now. The boost to the construction sector etc will no doubt be very welcome, though I wouldn’t have thought that there is much demand for additional office space.

    • inna says:

      You been down to 141 Front Street?

    • Tania Stafford says:

      It is quite a bit taller than the existing structure as well although hard to say how much from these artist’s renditions

  12. Jay says:

    There goes my hope of a location for Bermuda National Library (BNL), since a purpose built building, after decades, is not in the plans. The main floor and the mezzanine would have been perfect for finally combining Adult and Youth Services. A place to offer programming, current and future varied services, gallery space, private study areas, free meeting rooms, media production, etc. It could have been our multi-generational community hub open every day of the week. To start, the services and collection of the Local Studies department is unrivalled. The British Library and Library of Congress does not and unless Bermuda gives it to them, will not, have such holdings. The answer to your question is yes, I suggested it years ago. Oh yes, we don’t need libraries anymore do we? This mindset is to Bermuda’s detriment. Too much to say, landing on too many deaf ears, I could go on and on and on…
    J. L. Evans, help me here!

    • Jonathan Land Evans says:

      It’s certainly a nice thought.
      I miss it when the library used to be open on Sunday afternoons, as I used to get lots of work done then.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      I’m afraid our Premier is of a different generation and does not appreciate the look and smell and feel of a book they way ( we) “older people” do

    • Mb says:

      Um with what money??
      A library does not make money so labor of love for someone or taxpayer money
      We could have all these nice things if only we had politicians with vision and who stop financing idiots and conpeople

  13. Iabingi says:

    Will the surrounding grounds still be fully accessible to the public ?

  14. Dready says:

    Please do a Monte Carlo Casino with a marina for the rich and the famous.Office space, thought there was too much available now. Hamilton Harbour is the most beautiful harbour in the world. Take advantage, and build a high end casino surrounded with cafes a small park and high end marina. Hopefully govt/COH will give a long lease to the Greens and let them use the now ferry terminal for tourism/local business development. Move the ferry terminal just east of the flagpole and create a vibrant waterfront west of it with a high end casino the centrepiece!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Didn’t you learn from the AC ? We don’t want the rich and famous here !

  15. PANGAEA says:

    You can judge a book by its cover.

    Other destination are a million miles ahead of us.

    How to dress properly, as the standard of dress has deteriorated.
    How to talk properly. There is much room for improvement.
    How to drive properly . That is at an all time low.
    How to talk properly . Think before you speak.
    How to write properly . They teach that in school ?
    Bermuda is real, it is not a Hollywood movie set.