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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #1
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Old September 24th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #2
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GOAP losing big tenant
Monetary Authority won’t move in

By: Alan Markoff | [email protected]04 February, 2011


The Government Office Accommodation Project, which was nearing completion at the end of 2010, was the only one of the big government construction projects that progressed significantly in 2010. Photo: Alan Markoff

One of the largest tenants of the new Government Office Administration Project will not be moving in after all.

Premier McKeeva Bush confirmed this week that the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, which was supposed to occupy a space for at least 204 people on the third floor of the new five-storey building, will not be moving in.

“CIMA cannot go in there,” he said. “I support the Monetary Authority in their representations.”

The primary reason the Monetary Authority won’t move into the building, which will house all government ministries, the Cabinet office and many other government entities, is that it needs to be autonomous of government, Mr. Bush said.

“We’ve already been warned by the [International Monetary Fund] and several other international financial organisations that Monetary Authority needs to be autonomous,” he said, noting that Monetary Authority had misgivings about moving into the building from the beginning. “We take enough battering internationally as it is. It will not give a ring of [the Monetary Authority] being an independent authority if they move in there.”

Opposition Leader Kurt Tibbetts, who was Leader of Government Business when the GOAP was planned and later begun, confirmed that Monetary Authority had expressed reservations about moving into the building from the beginning.

“At the time, we didn’t agree for them not to be there,” he said. “Personally, I didn’t see the logic as to why they shouldn’t be there.”

As a result of the People’s Progressive Movement government’s decision, plans went forward for the Monetary Authority to be a major tenant of the building, a move that was eventually sanctioned by the Monetary Authority’s Board.

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Government agencies set to move
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The keys to the new Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue were handed over to the government in March. Work on the office building began in 2008 at a projected cost of $85 million.
About one-third of Cayman’s existing government departments, statutory authorities and government-owned companies are going to be housed in the administration building.

A total of 25 entities are scheduled to move into the structure in central George Town, which is now the largest public office building in Cayman. However the Civil Aviation Authority and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority will no longer move into the GAB, apart from a few public service related functions it provides that will operate from the first floor.

Instead the Department of Commerce and Investment, which was at one time not planning to make the move, will now relocate to the new office building.

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Cayman government headquarters achieve green building certification


New government headquarters, Cayman Islands

The new government office complex in the Cayman Islands has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as a Green Building.

Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Facility Management Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has announced that the Government Office Accommodation Project (GOAP) has been awarded a Silver Rating by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the US Green Building Council.

“This is a major achievement and we in Government (past and present MALs and Ministers) are proud to receive the silver certification. It is important that government leads by example and it is our responsibility to design our headquarters as a high performance, energy-efficient building that requires less water, and energy as well as reduces the operational cost substantially from prior levels,” she explained.

“There are very few LEED-certified buildings in the Caribbean and the government and the McAlpine Design Build Team should be congratulated for providing the Cayman Islands with a truly sustainable facility,” the Deputy Premier added.

Noting that the award is the first of its kind for a building within the Cayman Islands, GOAP project manager Jim Scott explained some of its design qualities.

“The building compares very well to an office in the U.S. and has applied best practice design principles. It has concentrated on minimising energy and water intake and waste output, while maximising recycling and environmental quality. It uses about 45 per cent less energy than typical existing and old US offices, and about 20 per cent less energy than typical new US offices,” Mr. Scott said.

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