The scheme is being run by remote control from AMD’s office in Kew with all CAD drawings being issued to the main contractor and specialist suppliers and sub-contractors by email and FTP. Site visits are rare but the work is being closely monitored for quality, by local consultants.
The project is being managed and constructed by a local contractor using specialist tradesmen from around the world where traditional skills are required to achieve the desired quality and longevity. Mexican stone-masons, traditional English joiners and cabinet-makers, Canadian roof-framers, English lime wash render craftsmen and local carpenters and construction workers all work together to create the complete project.
It has been a painstaking process on site, working in the tropical heat with three months of wet season, followed by nine long dry months. The humidity and heat are debilitating so work is slow, but methodical. Forward planning for the extreme lead times has been crucial with the stone, for example, taking up to six months from order to arrival on site.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines