ONE WELCHES is the newest commercial office development in Barbados, comprising 35,000 square feet of Grade A commercial office space, located adjacent to the new Welches roundabout on highway 2A in the heart of Barbados’ newest commercial district. The prominent location creates excellent signage opportunities for businesses and the roundabout makes the site easily accessible from the north and south – by car Bridgetown is 10 minutes away and the international airport is 20 minutes away. With several amenities in close proximity, Welches is growing in popularity and is already home to a number of prominent business, including: Automotive Art, Chefette, First Citizens and Cost-U-Less.
The building has been designed to provide an elegant modern corporate image in a “barrier free” environment. Full consideration has been given to LEED (energy efficiency designation) principals with a focus on natural lighting and human health and wellness through the use of extensive insulated curtain wall, advanced HVAC technologies, rain water harvesting and PV electricity generation. The building is supported by ample parking, which exceeds planning requirements, and allows for separate staff and visitor parking and access.
The building comprises a primary reinforced concrete block with punch windows accentuated with featured projections highlighted by energy efficient curtain wall fenestration and is buttressed to the east and west by circulation and utility towers. The structure and physical characteristics of the building are designed to meet all relevant building codes for fire safety, seismic resistance and category 5 hurricane resistance.