Ca’Bella Pacific Construction Samoa Ltd in association with Kramer Ausenco Samoa have won the tender for the Samoa National Provident Fund’s Molesi Re-Development Project. The association competed against nine other Design and Construct proposals and were selected as the successful tenderer by the SNPF board and given approval by Cabinet in October 2010.
The Molesi Re-Development project was set up as a Design and Build project, to create a retail and commercial complex in the heart of Apia. The new development will provide approximately 9000m² of retail, office and public space in a three story complex. Also included in the design is a two level car parking building, which will provide much needed off-road car parking space for Apia. ETS Group Architects, have been engaged for the project, and have come up with what was described as an innovative design which is also appropriate for the local environment.
Vaughan Simpson, Managing Director of Ca’Bella Samoa, signed the contract with SNPF in late November, and design work for the project is now underway, with demolition of the exiting buildings due to start in January 2011. The project is due to be completed in the middle of 2012.
Kramer Ausenco (Samoa) Manager Arthur Budvietas will be coordinating the project. Kramer Ausenco will be providing multi-disciplinary engineering design and supervision for Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Fire Services using the skills and knowledge of both the Kramer Ausenco Fiji and Brisbane offices as well coordinating with Brisbane based Architects ETS Group.