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Restoration work was completed by Overnight Construction and Strikeforce, and was completed on budget.
The building will be rented as a commercial space after the completion of the Americas Cup.2017. More than million has been invested in renovating historic buildings at Dockyard ahead of the Americas Cup.
We have to continually invest and reinvent ourselves to keep us ahead of the competition. As it looks today, a far cry from its original purpose dating back to 1795 as a fortified Royal Navy Dockyard following Britain's defeat by the USA in the 1776 to 1783 American Revolution. With the Militia Act 1794 and the end of the American War of Independence, Bermuda began to assume an importance to the Admiralty that would see it become the base of the North America and West Indies Squadron, and the site of the only full Naval dockyard West of Portsmouth, England except for Halifax in Nova Scotia and of possibly more strategic importance in the event of invasion of Canada by the USA.
The Royal Navy Dockyard subsequently built in Bermuda was designed not primarily for defence but for attack, from which to launch a Royal Navy invasion of the USA.
As well as major work, Wedco has tended to less obvious projects including roof upgrades, asbestos removal and electrical, plumbing and painting work.
In rapid succession in 1803, the British Admiralty issued draught no.The money has been used to make new office space and upgrade homes.Andrew Dias, General Manager at the West End Development Corporation (WEDCO), said: The work was always in the pipeline but was given fresh impetus as a result an insurance payout from recent hurricanes and the Americas Cup.We are investing an enormous sum of money and we will see the transformation or protection of many buildings.When finished, we anticipate that it will be home to a range of commercial activities adding even more life and more attractions to Dockyard.