BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 12TH 2013 (CUOPM) – The proposed US$76 million Golden Rock Commercial Park, next to the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, will include a boutique hotel, supermarket, restaurant and bar, amphitheater and meeting rooms.
Co-developer, Mr. Errol Douglas, giving an overview of the 250,000 square foot project at its recent launching ceremony, pointed out that it is designed to fit in an aesthetically-pleasing environment and will consist of five multi-story buildings.
He told government officials and business leaders that Building 1 will comprise of three floors and a mezzanine. A total of sixty-four (64) units of approximately 1,000 sq. ft. are available in this building. Commercial spaces are available on the ground and main floors and office spaces are designed for the first and second floors. One Unit comprising 20,000 sq. ft. has been reserved for a supermarket. There are two elevators in the building, one being a glass elevator that overlooks the food court and interior water features.
Building 2 has been designed as a thirty-two (32), two-bed room Condotel. Each unit is approximately 1350 sq. ft. The building which has five floors will have an expansive lobby with marble floors and exquisite granite finishes. This building structure is designed with a green roof space with lounge and trees on the rooftop. A restaurant and bar that opens to the private courtyard and pool area on the ground floor will be some of the building amenities.
The third building will have thirty-two (32) units designed for offices and spread over four (4) floors. Each unit will be approximately 1000 sq ft in size. This building is designed with a thirty-six (36) foot high atrium and interior courtyard which opens to the skies.
Building 4 has been designed with five floors and will house thirty-four (34) self-contained business units of approximately 1000 sq ft each. The lower ground floor of this building will house recreational facilities for the park and is designed so as to possibly fit a four-lane bowling alley.
Building 5 which will have three (3) floors, will house an upscale spa and fitness centre. It will also possibly include the completion of an amphitheatre for the enjoyment of tenants and patrons.
The project will be constructed in five Phases.
Phase 1 of the development is currently underway and involves the construction of the first building, which will house (sixty- five) 65 units. The entrance to this building is designed with a covered walkway direct from the car park area and pedestrian crossing and gives ease and convenience of entering the building.
A food court with an interior waterfall and water feature is located on the ground floor and this connects through a doorway to the amphitheater outside.
Many of the offices in this building will have views overlooking the green valley of Basseterre and views towards the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Meeting spaces will be available for the offices to support their corporate function.
Phase II will involve the construction of the second building – a thirty-two (32) unit Condotel. This five (5) floor building will have an expansive lobby with marble floors and exquisite granite finishes. The building is designed with two meeting rooms with high-speed internet connections and presentation equipment. The building is designed so that it can be leased and operated as a business hotel.
The building is fitted with two elevators and a central staircase with emergency exit at back.
Phase III construction will involve the construction of the third building which has four (4) floors and thirty-two (32) units. The building will come equipped with two elevators and a central staircase. The elevators go to the rooftop and will provide a serene environment either during work or after office hours. Two meeting rooms will be available for corporate or individual meetings. The building will have a reception desk at the lobby and a security desk, which can be manned twenty-four hours to facilitate the guests and operators within the building space.
Phase IV construction will involve the construction of the fourth building which has five (5) floors and will house thirty-four (34) self- contained business units.
This building has been designed with interior courtyards as Building III and a similar lobby with reception and information desk.
Phase V construction will involve the construction of the fifth building which has three (3) floors and will house an upscale spa and fitness centre. The design also includes an amphitheatre for the enjoyment of tenants and patrons. These facilities will be managed to ensure that they are operated to the benefit of the occupants and visitors to the commercial park.