Plans are in the works to rebuild the community centres in Brewers Bay and Cane Garden Bay that sustained damage in the 2017 hurricanes, according to Deputy Premier Carvin Malone.
In response to questions from opposition member Mitch Turnbull on June 19 in the House of Assembly, Mr. Malone said preliminary design plans have been drawn up for the centre at Brewers Bay, and his ministry gave architect Edwin Adams approval to proceed with engineering drawings of the roof.
Asked when works might commence, Mr. Malone said the ripple effects of the pandemic makes it hard to say.
“However, we remain hopeful that the repair works to the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre will commence during the second half of 2020, while the repair works to the Brewers Bay Community Centre will start by the beginning of 2021, barring no major natural disasters,” said Mr. Malone, who is also the minister of health and social development.
For Cane Garden Bay, Mr. Malone said his ministry had engaged a Virgin Islands firm to complete a priced bill of quantities, which ministry officials amended with the firm on June 4. He said they hope to finalise the bill by the end of this month. An early estimate of the repair costs was $262,411, he added.
“In an attempt to prevent the illegal entry and further vandalism of the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre, my ministry engaged STO Enterprises to install seven commercial-grade exterior doors,” he said, noting that the doors should arrive in the coming weeks and then will be immediately installed.
Mr. Malone said work should be done at the CGB centre early in 2021.