Oxfordshire office 01235 515550 | Hertfordshire office 01442 835999

Prickly Bay, Grenada

This development on the south-west corner of Grenada consists of a mix of apartments as well as town and marine houses.  Designed by Richard Hywel Evans, the project is a challenging mix of architectural styles which required innovative structural solutions.  Using reinforced concrete, structural steel and fibreglass elements, the development sets a high standard of facilities and finishes. The development can be self-sufficient and includes on-site generators, sewage treatment facilities and reverse osmosis desalination equipment.

Glanville was responsible for the complete structural design together with the access roads, hardstanding areas, below ground drainage and hard landscaping. The main engineering challenge was the marine houses.  Designed to reflect a “super yacht” concept, the buildings are on piles driven through the beach sands and boulders into the underlying volcanic rock.  The structure is stabilised at “deck” level and tied back to the walkway forming the quayside.  It has been designed to resist seismic loads as well as hurricane force winds and storm surges.