More Strand by the day
Bruce Hutchison, Managing Director of O&L Leisure has advised that construction of the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund is progressing well.
“We are now out of the ground which means that the foundation work has been done and the first floor structure is in progress. We are currently on schedule and extremely excited to see this fantastic hotel and food and beverage entertainment destination taking shape at the Mole in Swakopmund.”
Hutchison said there had only been one unforeseen challenge last November when the piling construction method of the foundations hit unexpected rock material. “We effectively dealt with this by changing portions of the foundations using an alternative method. However, the lost time has been re-gained and we are well on track” he said
He added that they hoped to continue in this vein to be able to open this great new addition to Swakopmund as scheduled early in the second half of 2015. “The hotel will offer a unique combination of Namibian and international hospitality and ultimately contribute towards job creation, building of innovative sustainable business and boosting the country’s tourism sector and thereby – inherently – the economy” he said.