Digicel Starts Construction on New Global HQ Building

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Pan Caribbean network Digicel today broke ground on its new global headquarters on the waterfront in downtown Kingston Jamaica.

The project, due for completion in mid 2012, will see Digicel bringing its 1,000 plus Digicel Group and Digicel Jamaica staff together under one roof for the first time.

Specifically, Digicel is developing a 154,700 square foot 11 storey plus basement office building - as well as a 7,050 square foot food court and an 11,000 square foot two storey ancillary building over a basement car park.

The new Digicel global headquarters will be the most environmentally friendly major office building in the Caribbean making use of solar power, wind power and geothermal cooling systems. The building will feature three wind turbines on the roof of the 11 storey tower, 15,000 square feet of solar panels and solar glass on the roofs of all three buildings. Meanwhile, the geothermal cooling system will reduce power consumption and eliminate the use of both potable water and unsightly cooling towers.

Digicel's other intention is to spearhead the rejuvenation of downtown Kingston - an initiative which has already started positively with the renovation work on Coronation Market, which is now well into its second phase.

Commenting on the project, Digicel Chairman, Denis O'Brien, said; "Jamaica is the home of Digicel and we are very proud to call it so and of the deep connections we have built here. This is a great opportunity for Digicel to bring its special brand of vibrancy and positive energy to an area that will benefit significantly. We are very excited about our new home downtown and are looking forward to becoming an integral and supportive part of the community here."

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