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Former Recycling Plant Turning Into Playground

Former Recycling Plant Turning Into Playground

[Written by Don Burgess] The former recycling plant in Devonshire has been torn down as work continues to turn it into a playground. Last November’s Throne Speech promised that the Ministry of Public Works would demolish the old Devonshire Recycling Facility on Devon Spring Road and transform the site into a community playground. There was a three-person... Read more of this article

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards and Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy recently toured the airport redevelopment site with members of the Bermuda Airport Authority [BAA]. BAA is the Government quango established to oversee the Government of Bermuda’s interests in the current operation and redevelopment... Read more of this article

Four Companies Hired For Airport Project

Four Companies Hired For Airport Project

Aecon Group Inc. today announced the “engagement of four Bermudian firms, following an RFP and selection process for the construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project.” The six contracts awarded are:Architecture – OBMI Landscape Architecture – OBMI Structural Engineering – Brunel Civil Engineering – Brunel Mechanical... Read more of this article

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

A time-lapse video allows a look at the transformation of the site in Dockyard to create the America’s Cup Village, a process which took some two years. The building project began back in November 2015, and the construction process was Bermuda’s largest land reclamation project since World War II.Here are some of the numbers the ACEA provided... Read more of this article

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

Work on the Somerset Bridge — the smallest draw bridge in the world — was recently completed, after an inspection revealed some safety issues on the walkway and on the railing on the north side of the bridge. A Public Works Ministry spokesperson said, “The original work planned for Somerset Bridge was established after an inspection revealed... Read more of this article

‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site

‘Pile Driving’ To Start At Airport Project Site

Starting Thursday, May 25 through to October, pile driving will be taking place at the construction site of the new airport terminal. “This is the process of hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115 feet within the footprint of the new terminal and passenger bridges. This is essential for supporting the structure of the new terminal,”... Read more of this article

Photos: Moresby House Restoration Complete

Photos: Moresby House Restoration Complete

Work to restore one of the best known landmarks in the Royal Naval Dockyard has been completed on time and on budget, WEDCO said today. Moresby House, later called HMS Malabar, has been restored to its former glory and will be rented as commercial space upon the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup. The Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said:... Read more of this article

Photos: Airport Redevelopment Construction

Photos: Airport Redevelopment Construction

Construction on Bermuda’s new airport terminal continues with workers preparing the site for development and receiving delivery of materials for building. The project has seen the arrival of three boat loads of materials with the latest cargo ship recently arriving in St. George’s Harbour with materials for the project being transferred to Marginal... Read more of this article

Photos: Cargo Ship Delivers Airport Materials

Photos: Cargo Ship Delivers Airport Materials

One of the marine vessels in St. George’s Harbour is the cargo ship Nomadic Bergen which is anchored in the harbour delivering cargo destined for the airport redevelopment site. Unloading of materials continues, utilizing cranes and a floating barge which transports the cargo to Marginal Wharf where a fleet of flatbed trucks deliver the items... Read more of this article

‘National Talent Pool’ For Construction Work

‘National Talent Pool’ For Construction Work

The Department of Workforce Development is spearheading the development of a ‘National Talent Pool’ for persons interested in construction work opportunities. Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin stated: “New construction projects are beginning in various places on island, and forecasts suggest that this activity could remain steady... Read more of this article

Construction Workers Train In Overseas Course

Construction Workers Train In Overseas Course

The Department of Workforce Development and the Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB] have developed a training programme that would enable individuals to acquire specific skills in the very short-term. A spokesperson said, “An accelerated, accredited training opportunity designed specifically for Bermuda’s needs is being held in Atlanta,... Read more of this article

Advisory: Airport Materials To Be Transported

Advisory: Airport Materials To Be Transported

From Saturday, May 13 to Tuesday, May 23, Skyport will be unloading materials at Marginal Wharf and trucking them to the airport site, and in order to allow long loads to cross St David’s Road “traffic control will be implemented and intermittent stoppages will occur.” A spokesperson said, “From Saturday, May 13 to Tuesday, May 23,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: St Regis Hotel Groundbreaking

Photos & Video: St Regis Hotel Groundbreaking

Representatives of the Bermuda Government, Marriott International and developer Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd joined together today to officially break ground on the planned 240,000 sq. ft. St. Regis Hotel and seven condominium buildings. “The luxury hotel will feature facilities such as 122 rooms and suites, St. Regis restaurant, bar and wine vault,... Read more of this article