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Full oversight of renovations for Admin Complex handed to Rymer

The central administration complex in Road Town that houses several government offices. (GIS photo)

The renovation of the Central Administration Complex is now under the full responsibility of Minister of Transportation, Works & Utilities, Kye Rymer.

All agencies within the building are also now expected to temporarily relocate during the works of this project.

This was revealed by Minister Rymer in a statement published on October 7. 

He said a meeting was held in September with the Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr and various stakeholders, following which a decision was taken by Cabinet.

“The purpose of that meeting was for the Deputy Governor, who chaired previous meetings, to officially hand over the responsibilities for the renovation of the Central Administration Complex to me,” Minister Rymer stated.

Agencies to move

As for the relocation of employees, Rymer said: “To ensure the comfort and safety of our public officers, as well as to minimize interruption of the work at the administration complex, it was decided that all agencies would relocate to alternative accommodation in the interim. Cabinet will then give the requisite approvals and the relocation of staff would begin.”

According to Rymer, the renovated building will be able to withstand the impacts of various hazards and will incorporate smart technology, as extensive interior works and exterior improvements will be carried out.

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  1. my 2 cents says:

    not sure if this is the plan, but it would be wise if the entire building is vacated and relocate all offices/ministries throughout town. a few can be located in the vacant space at new hospital building. a few can be located at Cutlass Towers, etc etc etc. it is clear that the entire Admin Complex is experiencing issues (AC, molding, ventilation, etc etc etc, so why not vacate the entire building and attack these issues holistically? if the work can be divided among different contractors like the L-Shape building, we should be able to get this done right in a year. further, if the structure can withstand another floor, we may need to consider that option as it is clear that Govt lacks space to house other offices scattered throughout town..BVIHSA, DPP, Tourist Board, Trade Dept, etc. let’s do this right, and enhance the surroundings with luscious landscaping, and paved parking lots. let’s go Hon. Rymer!

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    • doubt such says:

      remember the admin building for years was gradually sinking due to its weight. so no it can not take another level or more above.

      what they should do is build other small building surrounding or attached o the existing admin complex.

      • my 2 cents says:

        oh. didn’t know about the sinking. with all those piles that were driven, didn’t realize that was an issue. oh well. so much for that idea. but your suggestion on another building is a good one though.

  2. my 2 cents says:

    sorry, I didn’t see “To ensure the comfort and safety of our public officers, as well as to minimize interruption of the work at the administration complex, it was decided that all agencies would relocate to alternative accommodation in the interim. Cabinet will then give the requisite approvals and the relocation of staff would begin.”

    it shows i’m on the same page with the best approach, even if I missed that part of the article. lol.

  3. On Looker says:

    This particular Minister can’t complete one task and he is given something like this, bus depot, bus service, rerouting of traffic, nothing!

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