The project is being undertaken as a collaborative project between the Frigate Bay Development Corporation and Silver Reef.
Director of Silver Reef, Sebastian Mottram, revealed that his company felt that it was important to enhance the green space, which is part of the gateway to the residential and tourist district of Frigate Bay, by simply improving the landscape. He said the intention is turn the space into a community asset that would still be used by the public for meetings, exercise and relaxation.
Landscape designer Travis Merritt, of DreamWorks Designs, has been contracted to deliver on the requirements to make the facility more user friendly. Merritt said that he is pleased that his plans were chosen and that he is certain that the public will enjoy the living shady spaces that are been created. He said that he embraced the circular theme of the roundabout and the design has included a number of circles throughout.
The central point, said Merritt, will showcase a water feature, surrounded by comfortable, shaded seating with the hope that the public will interact with the space. The designer said that they also gave much thought to security, thus the area will be well lit, using eco friendly night sky compliant lighting
The 75-foot radius has already been cleared and some ground works have commenced.
It is anticipated that the whole job should be finished by June 2011.
“We are hoping that the donation of labour, materials and architect’s costs will encourage other developers and philanthropists to continue the work and beautify the verges linking the roundabouts and lining the main road,” said Silver reef Director, Sebastian Mottram.