Premier and Green Family wet the roof at Waterloo House

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

The Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP, today attended a roof wetting ceremony at Waterloo House as guests of the Green family who own the development.

The $100 million development project on the site of a former hotel in Pitts Bay Road comprises nearly 90,000 square feet of office space and seven penthouse apartments, with both boasting unsurpassed panoramic views across Hamilton Harbour. The five-storey building will also offer underground parking and 8 new boat moorings in the harbour directly in front of Waterloo House.

Due to the building’s prime location in the centre of Hamilton, careful attention has been given to incorporating both modern and traditional Bermudian features in an eco-friendly, sustainable design. Environmentally friendly aspects of the building include special glazing to reduce solar heat gain and maximise thermal efficiencies, a first of its kind in Bermuda under-floor air conditioning distribution to reduce energy consumption, a daylight harvesting lighting system and solar power water heating for the residential component. A modern Bermuda pitched roof and ‘green walls’ of vines will tie the building in with its natural waterfront setting and surrounding buildings. The entry court will feature a nautical themed art installation, designed by local artist Will Collieson.

The residential apartments, with an average size of 2,863 square feet, have been finished to a high specification including state of the art audio visual facilities and automatic blind and curtain controls, and exceptional island-wide views. The top floor houses a large residents lounge and roof terrace, which will incorporate fitness, kitchen and barbecue facilities.

Peter Green wets the roof with rum watched by his son Alexander Green and the Premier of Bermuda.

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