next issue 2011
• 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
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.