(CMR) Work on the Bodden Town Church of God multi-purpose hall, which is expected to function as a hurricane-grade shelter, is expected to start soon. The project, which will cost CI$2.5 million, is expected to be completed within seven months.
The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure revealed that the contract with Edgewater Development Limited to complete the hall on Shamrock Road was signed in December.
The proposed works will include the partial demolition and alteration of an existing building as well as the completion of construction of approximately 14,058 gross square-feet of the unfinished building and other ancillary facilities.
On completion, the building will function as a hurricane grade shelter, which will be fitted with hurricane rated specification for the roof covering and framing, doors, windows, electrical installation, including a stand by generator, air conditioning, and liquefied petroleum gas provision.
If used for sitting and standing, the building will accommodate 441 people. If used for bed and cots only, the capacity is 220 people, and where the building is used for a mixture of standing, sitting, and beds/cots, the estimated capacity is 330 people.