Tag: Construction

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

The Bermuda Housing Corporation [BHC] has revealed that a planning application has been submitted for the proposed redevelopment of the South Shore development known as ‘The Bermudiana Beach Resort’ [formerly Grand Atlantic]. Plans accompanying the application submitted this week by local architecture firm OBM depict an ocean front resort property... Read more of this article

BEST “Applauds” Upgrade Of Building Codes

BEST “Applauds” Upgrade Of Building Codes

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they wish to “applaud the Department of Planning [DOP] on its recent upgrade of the Bermuda Building Code. “Bermuda is fortunate that having Building Codes in place has kept the standards of construction high. On one hand, our standards have retained an aesthetically pleasing... Read more of this article

Staff Evacuate Global House After Tremors

Staff Evacuate Global House After Tremors

Staff from within Government offices at Global House on Church Street evacuated the building twice this morning [July 3] after tremors were felt throughout the building. Works and Engineering crews carried out an inspection of the property and staff say that a faulty air conditioning unit was the cause of the shaking. Staff have since returned to work... Read more of this article

Listed Buildings Eligible For Interest-Free Loans

Listed Buildings Eligible For Interest-Free Loans

The Department of Planning is encouraging people to take advantage of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Interest-Free Loan Program for listed buildings, saying the program is not used as widely as it could be. A spokesperson said, “The program is available exclusively to the owners of buildings that have been listed as being of special architectural... Read more of this article

Minister Richards: Construction Payroll Tax Relief

Minister Richards: Construction Payroll Tax Relief

[Updated] Finance Minister Bob Richards provided further details of the proposed payroll tax relief for the local construction industry announced in the Premier’s address earlier this month. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 27], Minister Richards said, “The local construction industry has been particularly hard hit by the economic... Read more of this article

Feedback Wanted On New Building Codes

Feedback Wanted On New Building Codes

The Department of Planning is advising the public that it has revised the current building codes and is seeking public feedback before the codes are finalized. “The existing codes are out of date and they do not reflect advancements in the building and materials industry,” explained Building Control Officer Gordon Ness. “The Residential Code covers... Read more of this article

Minister On Proposed Construction Payroll Relief

Minister On Proposed Construction Payroll Relief

Minister of Finance Bob Richards today provided details of the proposed payroll tax relief for the local construction industry. Minister Richards said: “As the Premier outlined in his address on Monday, June 9th, the local construction industry has been particularly hard hit by the economic contraction of the last five years. At least 1,200 jobs have... Read more of this article

CAOB Welcome Construction Payroll Tax Relief

CAOB Welcome Construction Payroll Tax Relief

“Anything that helps construction firms to lower cost is a positive boost,” President of the Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB] Charles Dunstan said in response to the Premier’s recent announcement about payroll tax relief. In his National Address on Monday evening [June 9], Premier Michael Dunkley said the Government plans... Read more of this article

Building Permits, Planning Applications Increase

Building Permits, Planning Applications Increase

The Department of Planning said they have noted a marked increase in the number of planning applications received during the period January 1st to June 5th 2014 when compared to that same period of time in 2013, which Minister Michael Fahy said is “undoubtedly a positive sign and indicative of a possible turnaround in the economy or, at least,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fairmont’s Upgrade Progress

Photos & Video: Fairmont’s Upgrade Progress

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has taken the time to show off its newly renovated Poinciana Wing, including 69 rooms, the addition of a marina and an infinity pool, and the recent opening of the 1609 bar and restaurant. Roydell Neverson, the Director of Rooms at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, said, “We’re very excited. We started... Read more of this article


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