Port Authority of the British Virgin Islands
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
When the client needed a team that not only specialized in resort planning, urban design and landscape architecture, but carried a proven track record of getting projects built in the Caribbean, their first phone call was to VHB’s Landscape Architecture team. Armed with extensive design experience and the ability to navigate from project construction to ribbon cutting, the client counted on VHB’s understanding of local development constraints, culture and the technical realities needed in the design of the physical framework of the streets, plazas, gardens and fountains that contribute to the overall themed retail environment.
The project is part of the pier expansion plan that will accommodate more than 4,000 cruise ship passengers visiting daily in Tortola. The complexity of expanding this site with the integration of the utilities and infrastructure required careful planning, urban design and landscape design to create an economic viable ‘themed retail’ environment and ‘Gateway’ to historic Roadtown – making it the ideal place for both residents and visitors to participate in a true island experience.