Be Collective was approached by Levera in early 2009, based on the consultancy’s experience of top-end residential design. The development of the luxury resort will be overseen by financial advisory company Three Delta, which is owned by Levera.
Three Delta associate director Dan Nicholson says, ’We did not want to chose a company that would produce the same old resort. We wanted to create a new paradigm, so we briefed Be Collective to let its imagination run wild.’ The largest part of the project involves creating the exteriors and interiors for each unit and the central facility design, which will include a restaurant and spa.
Be Collective project director Gloria Tsai says, ’The interiors concept was “Coco Chanel meets the West Indies”. The resort is relaxed and designed for what we call “the intelligent traveller”. It has all the luxury you would expect, but without the pretentiousness of white gloves and velvet.’
The site has been created with reference to the World Bank’s Equated Principles, which are a set of best-practice guidelines for funding and developing sustainable projects. Be Collective has designed the hotel to blend in with Grenada’s landscape and will be ’environmentally considerate’ by controlling water usage and using appropriate local materials, such as basalt and sustainably farmed timber.
Building on the project will begin in September and Levera aims to open the resort by Christmas this year.
- The resort will include a 55-suite hotel and 136 residential villas, which will be built in the project’s second stage
- Units will range in size from 60m2 to five bedroom suites
- The budget for the first stage of the build is $35m (£23.1m)