A construction contract was signed on 21 July, and plans reviewed for a refurbished Cayman Brac Police Station.
Representatives from the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Public Works Department were on hand for the Brac site visit, as was Elie Kozaily, owner of KM Limited, the firm awarded the construction project.
Located in Creek, the police station was severely damaged by Hurricane Paloma last October. Construction costs are estimated at some $250,000, with funds coming from government’s insurance claim and Paloma Recovery Fund assistance.
The renovated 1,650 square foot facility will accommodate officers and administrative staff and will also contain two cells. It will be equipped with hurricane-resistant features, including shutters and impact glass. The work should be completed within six to eight weeks.
Planning approval to begin construction is expected this week, but meanwhile, preparatory work has already started.
‘This will be a huge improvement over the previous facility, and we were happy to be included in the design process,’ said Officer-in-Charge for Cayman Brac, Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay. He added that the island’s police officers will continue to use the Brac’s UCCI premises, until the end of this quarter.