One of CampbellReith’s major international projects is the $60m regeneration of the Cape Sierra Hotel in Sierra Leone. The hotel, located adjacent to Lumley Beach and with easy access to central Freetown, was well positioned to be the hotel of choice for business and holiday travelers. Its prime location gave it the potential to become an anchor for tourism development in the country, facilitating growth and providing employment.
CampbellReith’s team is providing multi-disciplinary advice and design support for this project. The hotel will be redeveloped into an international four-star hotel with 200 rooms. The project will include aspects like contemporary design, solar energy, natural cooling, recycling and composting of waste. The relationship between the new development and the natural environment will also be carefully planned and managed with the aim of minimizing the loss of and disruption to local fauna and flora.
If you want to learn more about the challenges faced to develop this project in the early stages, see Simon Boots’ article.