Activity starts on Sam Lord’s Castle site
THE US$200 MILLION Wyndham Sam Lord’s Castle project is on the way.
The St Philip site was a hive of activity this morning as bulldozers from C.O. Williams Construction began demolition of existing buildings, the first step before actual construction of the 450-room hotel begins.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, chairman of Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. Everton Walters, officials from the Chinese contractors COMPLANT, architects and engineers associated with the project were present to witness this opening phase that will end with the construction of a Wyndham hotel and restoration of the historic nine-bedroom Sam Lord’s Castle.
Sealy said though the initial agreement was for a 60/40 split in labour between China and Barbados, the Chinese contractors COMPLANT had indicated they would not necessarily be using that level of Chinese labour. (GC)