Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
The Holiday Inn Resort, Vanuatu was significantly damaged when Cyclone Pam (a category 5 depression) made landfall at Port Vila in March, 2015. Winds of up to 314kph were experienced along with torrential rainfall. During the cyclone, the resort’s Ball Room served as a Refuge Centre for guests and some of Port Vila’s residents alike, as it is located on a lower level and constructed of reinforced concrete and had survived both previous cyclone and earthquake events.
Initial inspections and assessments were carried out by Structural and Services Engineers to determine the extent of the damage. Tendering Documentation was prepared and tenders were issued. Due to the nature of the tender documentation and the need to commence work as quickly as possible, the Insurance Company agreed to a ‘Cost-Plus ‘ form of construction contract. This form of contract was being used successfully elsewhere in Vanuatu on other smaller resort developments that had also been damaged by the cyclone.
The Head Contractor, Vancorp Construction, is proceeding well with the work and it is expected to be complete by May 2016.
Creative Resolution Australia was awarded the project management role due to our previous working relationship with IHG Hotels and our previous experience with the Hotel Owners during the project management of the refurbishment of the Holiday Inn Resort in Vanuatu which was completed in 2011.
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