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Work begins on ‘green’ development 


From left: Ryan Ostendorf, project manager, Periwinkle; Herber G. Arch, chairman, Periwinkle; Bethany Tompkins, CNB; Sherri A. Bodden, senior partner, Bodden & Bodden; Garth Arch, managing director, Arch & Godfrey; Roy McTaggart, Minister of Finance and Economic Development. Photo: Diana Duffield.

Cayman’s Grand Harbour area is getting a massive green boast – with 80 new homes built over the next year.

But it’s a lot more than just bricks and mortar in this new build as the main source of energy for homes, docks, street lights and other amenities will come from the sun.

This is the country’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified housing development.

It will be called Periwinkle and constructed off Edge Water Way on a nine-acre site.

The development consists of:

  • 20 cottages
  • 28 courtyard townhomes
  • 23 waterfront townhomes
  • 10 luxury villas

There will also be shared amenities including pool, club house, BBQ are with outdooor kitchen, jacuzzi, kids’ wet zone, running paths, green space and a special programme to bring food to houses straight from local farms.

On Wednesday, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Roy McTaggart, officially broke ground at the site to mark the first day of construction.

How the development will look like when it’s completed

Homes should be completed by autumn 2018 and will be built in a modern Caymanian style.

Periwinkle’s project manager Ryan Ostendorf said: “We are developing the site to ensure homeowners will achieve a balance of privacy, while playing their part in establishing a sustainable future for Cayman.

“Periwinkle incorporates traditional design with modern living. The innovative architecture and design of the development combines Cayman’s heritage with sleek modern lines, creating a timeless home.”



About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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