Real Estate Development Company Stanley Motta Limited has broken ground for the construction of its expanded campus at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road (58 HWT) in St Andrew.
The building, slated for completion in 2024, will be 126,000 square feet, with 44 parking spaces and over 10 floors. The building will house a lobby area with requisite restroom facilities, a café, four elevators, and a specially designed space to house a rooftop terrace entertainment area.
Melanie Subratie, chairman and CEO of Stanley Motta Limited, said the company is in the advanced stages of identifying and negotiating with potential tenants and securing a lease for the building.
She noted in a company release, “With a COVID-friendly, energy efficient design, and customisable approach to suit varying tenant needs, the building promises to attract a diverse group of tenants to 58HWT, joining long-standing tenant BPO [business process outsourcing] Alorica at this prime business location.”
The building will provide an additional 84,000 square feet of rentable space within the complex. Synergy Design Studio is the architectural firm behind the building design, which is described as unique.
The building at 58 HWT will be among the tallest commercial buildings in New Kingston, complete with two floors of structured parking and rooftop terrace.
Comprising the professional team that is responsible for the design and execution of this project, Synergy Design Studio is joined by Peter Jervis & Associates, the consulting engineers; HTG Engineering Consultants, the mechanical and electrical engineers; and Verco Limited, Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Consultants. Each entity has extensive experience both locally and internationally.
Stanley Motta was established in 1948 by its founder Stanley Motta. The company, for many decades, was engaged in the sale and rental of electrical appliances in Jamaica. In 1983 it was acquired by Musson and continued to operate until 1998, following which it became a dormant subsidiary.
In 2015, Musson selected Stanley Motta as the vehicle through which it would develop the 58 HWT project.
In 2016 and 2017 Stanley Motta acquired properties located at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston from Musson. Today, Stanley Motta owns all the properties, either directly or through its own wholly-owned subsidiary, Unity Capital.
Stanley Motta led the development of 58 HWT which is considered the largest BPO and technology park in the English-speaking Caribbean.