Partners from Mourant Ozannes and
members of Dart Realty’s executive team have announced the recent signing of
the law firm as the anchor tenant of a new 62,000-square-foot commercial
building in the Town Centre of Camana Bay.
Mourant Ozannes will occupy the top
two floors of the new building when it is completed in the third quarter of
Neal Lomax, managing partner of
Mourant Ozannes in the Cayman Islands, noted: “One of the strategic priorities
of Mourant Ozannes is to grow our practice in the Cayman Islands. We need
larger premises in order to accommodate our future growth and an office building
and location which are reflective of the quality of our firm. We are very confident
that this new building in Camana Bay will satisfy these criteria.
“By committing to this project,” he
said, “we demonstrate our confidence in the future of the Cayman Islands as one
of the world’s leading international financial centres.”
The five-storey building was
designed by Torti Gallas and Partners and supported by local architects, the
Burns Conolly Group.
“We are delighted to welcome
Mourant Ozannes to Camana Bay,” said Jackie Doak, chief operating officer for
Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. “This latest development shows that despite the
economic downturn, confidence in Camana Bay as a preferred address for
commercial and retail businesses remains high.”
Dart Realty will pursue LEED
certification for the new building, ensuring that the building is designed and
built using strategies aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, CO2
emissions reduction and indoor environment quality.
The new building will also feature
a hurricane-resistant building envelope designed and constructed to the most
stringent of Cayman and Miami-Dade, USA, hurricane resistant standards,
start-of-the-art technology, ample parking adjacent to the building and solar
shading solutions to both decorate the building and keep it cool.
In keeping with Camana Bay’s mixed
use philosophy, retail outlets and restaurants will be located at ground level
with four stories of commercial office above.