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Stepping back to move forward

Shawn Cumberbatch

Stepping back to move forward

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The developers of a multi-million dollar residential project, which sparked controversy when its intended construction was announced last year, have gone back to the drawing board.
While Beach Houses at Culpepper is not being abandoned, with the first of 60 units to overlook Skeete’s Bay and Culpepper Island in St Philip nearing completion, investor Paul Doyle and his team have heeded environmental concerns.
Doyle, the man who bought The Crane Hotel and developed it into a major resort, and the new project’s design manager Shawn Archer both told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY of a decision to exceed the legal requirement for setting the buildings away from the cliff edge, one of several adjustments contemplated.
They said this and other measures to be taken would go a long way towards resolving the concerns of residents and other individuals, and that once people saw the show unit and subsequent structures their fears would be allayed.
“We built a model unit and it’s almost finished and we are progressing. It’s a lovely project. I think it came out great and anyone who has seen it loves it and you can see how we are going to be building them.