- April 9th, 2008
- in Yachting
Presented by OBM
BVI real estate developers, JOMA (Properties) Ltd, intend to redevelop an area of Port Purcell, beginning in late 2008. The project will be developed in four phases over 8 to 10 years, providing up to 160,000 sf of commercial space in a prime waterfront location. Approximately 7% of the space is targeted for retail use, such as restaurants, cafes and convenience stores.
Waterfront Park will create a dramatic presence along the coastline through the manipulation of form and use of bold colour in the design of the buildings. With iconic architecture by OBM International, JOMA (Properties) intends to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for each phase of the project, as evidence of their commitment to sustainable development. Phase 1 is currently registered with the US Green Building Council and will be pursuing Gold Certification.
Landscaped areas contribute to the quality of the development as well as providing cooling for the buildings and shade for outdoor areas. The buildings are designed to maximize interior daylighting while minimizing heat gain. Shallow floor plates allow daylight to penetrate deep into the occupied spaces, while high performance glazing reflects infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths. The same configuration allows for views out from 90% of the spaces.
Parking capacity, alternative transportation, and access to public transport are key pillars of the LEED approach to sustainable development. Showers and changing rooms will be provided in each building, for employees who choose to bike to work. Dedicated parking spots will be provided for car pools and low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much of the parking has been designed to fit under buildings. Stacking parking mechanisms will increase the efficiency of parking areas, avoiding the appearance of buildings in a sea of parking and permitting more of the site to be dedicated to green space.