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                                                                                                                           ISSUE                                                     CONSTRUCTION



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                                                                                                                                                                                           INDUSTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                            JOURNAL

                                                                                                                           Dec
                           next issue                                                                                      2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Holiday Issue

                           • Roseau River Promenade
                            In Site highlights the design concept and construction processes of this proposed
                            transformation to the river bank.                                                                                                                                                                   this issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Secret Bay P.1
                           • The meaning of green.
Season’s                    A look at alternative energy applications in the household and trends in green design in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Versatility in Action P.3


Greetings!                  Eastern Caribbean.                                                                                                                                                                     Season’s Greetings P.4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Next Issue P.4
                           • Full Proof.
                            Senior Engineers speak frankly about the responsibility of providing legal witness
                            based on property valuations and assessments.
Millennia would like to
 wish all it’s customers
  and friends a Merry
                                                                                                                                     Secret Bay
Christmas and a Happy                                                                                                              Nestled upon an impressive bluff overhanging the              The villas were originally designed by prominent Venezue-
and Prosperous 2012.                                                                                                               secluded ‘Secret Bay’, reminiscent of rugged South            lan architect Fruto Vivas on behalf of Gregor Nassief and

                                                                                                                                   American rock diving perches, but actually found in the       Sandra Vivas Guerrero. O u r                      a rc h i t e c t s   wo rk e d

                                                                                                                                   heights of Petite Baie, Dominica, this luxury/eco-resort      c l os e l y wi t h t h e c l i e n t t o e f f e c t t h e s e a m e n d -

                                                                                                                                   has been turning heads internationally since its official     m ent s , t h e re s u l t i n g m a s t e r p l a n i n c l u d i n g 1 0

                                                                                                                                   opening in June of 2011. Millenia was selected as project     v i l l as , 6 t wo -s t o r e y b u n g a l o ws , p o o l f a c i l i t i e s

                                                                                                                                   consultants and provided expertise in the design and          t wo s t o r a g e s h e d s ,          a m a in c o n t r o l r o o m , a n

                                                                                                                                   construction of the private villa development, ranging        a dm i n i s t ra t i ve / c u s t o d i a l   building,        a m b u l a t o ry

                                                                                                                                   from adaptation of the original design to site specific and   p at hs , a n d a c c e s s t o t h e n e a rb y s e c l u d e d

                                                                                                                                   planning division requirements, Design review and             b eac h . V a ri o u s l o o k -o u t p l a t f o rm s , a s p a a n d

                                                                                                                                   submission, Solicitation of Tenders, and supervision of       b ar bec u e a re a .

                                                                www.millenia.dm                                                    the actual construction.




                                                                                  Millenia InSite Issue 02 Dec 2011
Continued from front page…
                                                                                                                                         Versatility in Action
The original layout boasted an expansive main villa in
                                                                                                                               A look at The Millennia group’s involvement in varied capacities
effect made up of three interconnected single units. A
layout with separate units each having one of three
                                                                                                                               on recent projects
possible interior space configuration types was instead                                                                                                                                 It is in this regard, that SCL’s main goal for project reali-
                                                                                                                          SORELL Consulting Ltd.’s involvement in tourism devel-
utilized. This reduced the visual impact on the natural                                                                                                                                 zation is to produce designs that aim to re-develop the
                                                                                                                          opment projects in the past has paved the way in estab-
surroundings and with the incorporation of a double                                                                                                                                     area along the south- west end of the Roseau River bank
                                                                                                                          lishing the firm as one of the top contenders in commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                        and to make it more aesthetically pleasing with a pleas-
storied bungalow unit design, introduced quite the variety                                                                nity tourism driven development projects. Namely, active
                                                                                                                                                                                        ant and safe environment for tourism, recreational and
as far as villa occupancy was concerned.                                                                                  participation in design and supervision works for various
                                                               these difficulties were met with swift solutions keeping                                                                 commercial activities. In the same token, the project aims
The first phase of the development meant the erection of                                                                  sites and attractions within the Eco-Tourism Development
                                                               delays to a minimum. Phase one was satisfactorily                                                                        to enhance safety concerns from flash flooding and im-
two of the aforementioned villas and two of the                                                                           Project (ETDP) in 2005, Tourism Development Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        prove traffic flow through this congested corridor. These
                                                               completed in June 2011 leading to the formal opening       (TDP) in 2007 and Tourism Sector Development Project
bungalows, along with a kayak shed, a Control / Admini-                                                                                                                                 will ultimately promote creation of a better and more ef-
                                                               of the resort in the second week of that month. The        (TSDP) in 2008. In 2010, Sorell Consulting Ltd (SCL) was
stration bungalow and a generator room to the northern                                                                                                                                  fective means for vending of products and services by
                                                               result of these combined efforts is a romantic escape      awarded the contract to undertake design and supervi-
section of the site.     After drawing up a suitable work                                                                                                                               persons who use the area to conduct economic activity.
                                                               destination that will completely fascinate the senses      sion services for the Roseau River Promenade Project.
programme,     tenders    were   invited   from   qualifying                                                              The process of selecting a consultant team for the pro-
                                                               while harmonizing perfectly with the immediate environ-                                                                  From June 2010 to November 2011, the project has
contractors. The well known STEWCO construction firm                                                                      ject’s design and supervision (i.e. Phase 2- Architectural/
                                                               ment.                                                                                                                    reached the end of the design phase. in the upcoming
was awarded the contract, and work on the first phase                                                                     Conceptual and Engineering design and Phase 3- Con-
                                                                                                                                                                                        issues of InSite, SCL will highlight the design concept
began in January of 2010.                                                                                                 struction of the project phases respectively) was organ-
                                                                                                                                                                                        and construction processes of the River Banks transfor-
                                                                                                                          ized through a competitive bid process undertaken by the
Millenia provided supervision at regular intervals and at                                                                                                                               mation.
critical engineering junctures. The project was not without
                                                                                                                                                                                         NBD Makeover The National Bank of Dominica (NBD)
its challenges. Some initial quality improvements coupled
                                                                                                                                                                                         Makeover project involved the re-design and construction
with the sourcing of exotic finishing materials, furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                         management of the main customer floor areas at all 5
and fixtures, and the involvement of required external
                                                                                                                                                                                         NBD banking centers at Hillsborough Street (Main
expertise in the installation of some of these threatened
                                                                                                                                                                                         Branch), Independent Street (ISB), Canefield and Ports-
certain delay to completion. Through the collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                         mouth (2) targeted to improve the appeal in their com-
efforts of the contractor and consultant teams
                                                                                                                                                                                         mercial centers and to have a consistent corporate image
                                                                                                                                                                                         through these changes. The Architecture and interior
                                                                                                                                                                                         designs produced by Millenia included floor plans of new
                                                                                                                                                                                         layouts for all branches with interior elevations and per-
                                                                                                                                                                                         spectives, final material selection, furniture schedules,
                                                                                                                          Ministry of Tourism (MOT).
                                                                                                                          The Proposed Roseau River Promenade Project site is            floor, wall & ceiling finishes schedules, lighting layouts,

                                                                                                                          located within the city along the banks of the Queen’s         and specifications.
                                                                                                                          River, commonly known as the Roseau River. The gen-
                                                                                                                          eral site limits are bounded by the southern edge of St.
                                                                                                                          John’s Avenue to the north, Great George street to the
                                                                                                                          east, Hanover Street to the west and the southern edge
                                                                                                                          of River Bank Road. The Ministry of Tourism & Legal
                                                                                                                          Affairs (MOT) embarked upon this project with the inten-
                                                                                                                          tion to: beautify and clean-up the Roseau River which
                                                                                                                          poses environmental challenges for the area; improve
                                                                                                                          traffic congestion; and improve safety against flooding
                                                                                                                          hazards which threaten loss of property and life.

				
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