Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Face Of Holetown Is Changing

lg1Construction photo 05/11/09 
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lg0Artist rendering of Limegrove Lifestyle Center
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lg2 Contruction workers adding decorative details to one of the buildings at Limegrove Lifestyle Center 05/11/09
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With the recession biting on the West Coast shuttering almost all the major tourism related construction projects, it surely must be reassuring to the public to see hard hats and cranes in action on the massive upscale mall under construction along the main road in Holetown.  When completed the multi-building shopping, entertainment and office complex will boast some of the leading top-of-line luxury boutiques in the world including: Armani, Hugo Boss, Breitling, Bulgari, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, and many others in its tenant line-up.  If this project survives the current recession it will change the face of shopping on the west coast of Barbados.  Also, associated with the project is the building of scores of condos aimed at the high-end market.

However, not all of the construction activity in and around Holetown is centered along Route 1, another “route” is taking shape along the beach variously dubbed “The West Coast” or “Holetown” Boardwalk.  Similar in concept to the popular boardwalk in the Rockley/Hastings area on the south coast, when completed it should provide continuous waterfront access along the beaches in Holetown from Discovery Bay to Beachlands.  It also involves widening some beaches and fortifying revetments.

West Coast Boardwalk Construction photo 05/11/09 
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More on Limegrove see www.limegrove.com
More on Holetown Boardwalk see www.coastal.gov.bb/pageselect.cfm?page=75

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