Appleby breaks ground on George Town tower

Appleby partners recently broke ground on a site for a new tower.

The new Class A six-storey tower will be located between Appleby’s existing buildings, Clifton House and Artemis House at 75 Fort Street in George Town.

According to Huw Moses, managing partner of Appleby Cayman, the new building will provide the company with a total of 80,000 square feet of state-of-the art work space and meeting facilities upon completion.

“The architectural design of the tower is being built to blend into the existing buildings, whose colonial style is recognisable locally and is a photographic attraction to many tourists on sightseeing tours of George Town,” said Mr. Moses

For a contemporary and innovative addition, he said the front of the tower will feature a glass façade, allowing natural light to enter the work space, thereby enhancing the work environment for staff.

To further augment Appleby’s sustainability initiatives, the tower will be built with a series of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly systems.

Floors one to five will be occupied with work space for several practice and business support service groups, as well as larger training and employee entertainment facilities.

The sixth floor will be home to new conference and meeting rooms.

The rooftop terrace entertainment deck, providing panoramic views of the George Town harbour and the new Christian Heritage Park, is one of the highlights of the tower, said Mr. Moses.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2012.

Mr. Moses thanked a few organisations and individuals who have been instrumental in the progress of this project to date.

These included the landlord and project developer, Frank Hall of Commercial Properties Ltd, Arch & Godfrey, Corporate Electric, CUC, Rutkowski Baxter Hougton, DDL Studio, the Department of Planning, the Fire Service, Appleby project team members and employees.

Attending the ground breaking along with Appleby staff were Governor Duncan Taylor, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of District Administration Kearney Gomez, business associates and other distinguished guests.

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