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Repairs to police barracks on VG nearing completion

- repair work had started in November 2018
Rehabilitation work to the hurricane damaged police barracks on Virgin Gorda will be completed in a matter of weeks, according to Ridgeview Construction (BVI) Ltd. Photo: Facebook
Floor tiles being placed in the police barracks on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
Floor tiles being placed in the police barracks on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
Acting Chair of the Recovery and Development Agency Board, Mr Clarence Faulkner signs a contract on behalf of the RDA with Mr Royd Smurthwaite, Director of Ridgeview Construction (BVI) Ltd. to effect repairs to the Virgin Gorda Police Barracks back in November 2018. Photo: RDA
Acting Chair of the Recovery and Development Agency Board, Mr Clarence Faulkner signs a contract on behalf of the RDA with Mr Royd Smurthwaite, Director of Ridgeview Construction (BVI) Ltd. to effect repairs to the Virgin Gorda Police Barracks back in November 2018. Photo: RDA
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) only have to wait a little while longer before they can move in to a fully refurbished barracks on Virgin Gorda.

According to Ridgeview Construction, which was tasked with the rehabilitation work to the hurricane damaged building, the project would be completed in a matter of weeks.

“So far the project has gone well and we are expected to finish in the next 3 or 4 weeks which is on target of where we were meant to be,” noted Operations Manager at Ridgeview Construction, Ian Snelgrove on June 5, 2019.

The repairs were to include the demolition and reconstruction of a new roof, including a ring beam and an airtight roof decking; replacement of broken or missing gutters and downpipes; the repair of concrete spalling; and the installation of accordion-style shutters and awnings that meet building code standards.

“We have actually taken this building which was a wrecked hurricane damaged building and we have installed a new roof. We have installed hurricane proof windows, hurricane proof doors and currently we are undertaking an internal fit-out where we are installing kitchens, new bathrooms, new bedroom cupboards and outside we are completely redecorating and repairing any structural damage to the building,” Mr Snelgrove said.

The Recovery and Development Agency had awarded the $766,028.71 contract to Ridgeview Construction (BVI) Ltd. to refurbish the building back in November 2018 and work had started in that same month.

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