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13 months sooner! Joe’s Hill Manor to be completed next year

The Joshua J Smith Building houses the Social Security Board and NHI offices.

The Joe’s Hill Manor Housing Development project that commenced last year has seen major progress and will now be completed way sooner than the initial 2023 projection.

This is according to Social Security Minister, Vincent Wheatley who said the project is now 13 months ahead of schedule.

“The Development’s contracted time is roughly 3.5 years to complete in its entirety; with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2023. However, the progress, to date, impacts previously forecasted data by giving us a new estimated completion date of May 31, 2022,” said Wheatley who was speaking in the House of Assembly on Thursday.

He further told the House that simultaneous construction works are underway on roughly 19 buildings. This makes up about 80 percent of the overall buildings inside the housing development.

Monies spent so far

And as of March 31 this year, $8,433,679.31 has been expended on construction works. Another $9,495,425.01 will be spent to complete the project.

“The development continues to progress within estimated financial projections, with little to no expectation of incurring cost overruns,” Wheatley stated.

Joe’s Hill Housing Development, which is being carried out by the Social Security Board, is a housing community designed on the hillside under Joe’s Hill, Tortola facing the Long Bush and wider Road Town area.

The development is expected to be a gated community that includes 25 buildings, comprising a collection 52 residential units targeting first-time homeowners, plus commercial rental space.

The units will range from one to three-bedroom styled condos, single-family homes, and townhouses.

The project is being undertaken by James Todman Construction for an overall cost of $17 million.

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  1. bvi economy says:

    jamesie and his circle alone eating

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  2. H**L NO says:

    DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS FAIR FOR ONE SET OF PEOPLE ALONE TO BE FEASTING OFF TAXPAYERS MONEY?

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    • Not So says:

      that is not so. Jamsie has one large project but I see several other projects going on around the island which are being done by other contractors.

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  3. Philip says:

    I am interested in knowing the prices for those homes. I need to know if I can afford one or not. Why is this taking so long to be divulged.

  4. VG says:

    James is the right man for the job he get it done on time ,The other contractors are jokers

  5. VG says:

    The right man for the job.

  6. Impossible says:

    13 months ahead of schedule!?! In the BV? Impossible!

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  7. Wickedness says:

    God bless the expats
    If wasn’t for them ayo s**t won’t have get tax payer money to waste and thief to build unnecessary buildings
    And y’all don’t want expats here but ayo want there tax money
    Ayo will always be wicked ppl to the world

  8. Big Youth says:

    The Original Contract Time was overstated. It should not have been so long in the first case.

  9. VIP/NDP says:

    When NDP was in all the small men got something to do but VIP come up with all kinda policies and bidding to allow small men to be hungry and struggling but soon time for that X again.

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