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Baha Mar Resort (Nassau Bahamas)

Baha Mar Resort

  • Client Name: Export / Import Bank of China
  • Client Sector: Hospitality
  • Project Value: US$3.5 Billion
  • Services Provided: Project Monitoring
  • Project Size: 2,374 Hotel Rooms , 3,300,000ft²
  • Architect: MHA and RMJM
  • Contractor: CCA Construction Inc

The largest single phase construction project in the Northern Hemisphere to be undertaken post the 2007/08 global recession. The hotel resort project included 4 hotel towers providing over 2,000 guestroom keys, one million square feet of the following; Casino gaming space, Conference centre with Ballrooms and convertible to a 2000 seat performance venue, Jack Nicklaus 18 hole golf course, Central podium with luxury retail and world class restaurants, an array of pools, canals, waterways and newly built Retail village centre.

Other works included demolition of the historic Nassau Beach Hotel, partial demolition of the Wyndham hotel and heavy infrastructural works involving re-aligning the highway and constructing a new motor corridor and round-a-bouts.

Key Issues

Largest single phase construction project with the lender in China, using predominately Chinese labour and subcontractors to carry out the works with very little Caribbean construction experience.

In November of 2009 Bould Consulting Limited through its global partner were requested by the Export / Import Bank of China through their Beijing office to provide a proposal for verifying the project budget, focusing on resources to control or contain project costs and to act as Project Monitor to monitor the project’s progress and assess the construction payments.

Bould Consulting Limited assembled a highly qualified team including quantity surveyor’s, construction attorneys, programmers and corporate strategists and in June 2010 presented their Initial Audit Report. Construction is anticipated to commence in September/October 2010 with completion some 50 months thereafter.


Client Benefit

With a construction loan of some US$ 2.5b and an aggressive construction schedule, Bould Consulting Limited have provided its client with a team providing essential skills and extensive Caribbean experience to meet the unique requirements of this challenging project.

Bould Consulting limited global partner provides the added benefit and essential resources of Mandarin speaking staff for a project with both a Chinese lender and contractor.

Client Quote

The project monitoring team has quickly proven to be a valuable addition to the Baha Mar team. Since their initial mobilisation they have been able to provide a fresh, skilled and independent review of the project statistics including budget, schedule and contractual content. Based on their global, as well as regional, experience they have afforded the owner; ender and construction manager, fresh unbiased views of the health of the project. They have assisted not only here in the Caribbean with their on-site presence, but in Beijing as well where we are supported with their local and language proficient network.

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