BUT going ahead with houses
AFTER A CHANGE of plans, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is ready to start building the Hothersal, St Michael houses it first talked about seven years ago.
Recently re-elected president Pedro Shepherd said on Sunday that the union had just entered an agreement with APEX Construction Inc. to build 16 houses, with construction expected to start in a few weeks and to cover about eight months.
He admitted that the BUT had dropped the idea of building town houses “because people say they want their own individual homes rather than sharing with other families in town houses”.
Under the $20 million project which covers 12 acres, Apex will be building a range of two- and three-bedroom houses costing in the region of $300 000 to $360 000. Land prices range between $88 000 and $113 000 per lot and the building costs run from $168 000 to $243 000 per structure.