Blunder Bay Estates is very aware of the responsibility it has as land developer and custodian of an area that is not only naturally flawless but also has a fine sustainable ecological balance. The company’s mission is to sustain those ‘green’ principles with every eco-friendly detail, while creating a luxury, comfortable estate for home owners and their families for generations to come.
Blunder Bay Estates’ directors are BVI citizens, and employees and contractors are sourced from the islands. Everyone involved with Blunder Bay is devoted to the British Virgin Islands and dedicated to protecting the islands at all levels.
Before construction work began, an extensive environmental report was commissioned – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). All aspects of this report, overseen by the company environment management leader, Dr Titley-O’Neal, are integrated with estate design and fully adhered to.
- Infrastructure including solar power, water management, drinking water produced from sea water, collection of rain and grey water and other non-salt water waste for watering the landscape
- A carefully developed network of utilities constructed underground throughout the estate
- A 12 berth marina and four unique docks are being constructed not only with immense care to limit damage to marine life but also designed to blend with the sustainable environment
- An independent road through the estate has also been designed to blend in, with sympathetic materials, colour choices and landscaping, and the re-use of dug-out boulders as design features around the estate
- A nature and wildlife reserve will be created on a three acre wetland area currently used as a staging site for the development
- Some 50 per cent of the estate will remain as natural habitat and larger mature trees are maintained, including mampoo/loblolly and gumbo llimbo/turpentine trees
Consent was given for the 21 acres at Blunder Bay to be divided into more than 10 lots, but in order to reduce disturbance to the sustainable landscape, while also safeguarding home owners’ privacy and seclusion, just 10 lots have been created.
Buyers of the 10 Blunder Bay lots will have guidance from the environmental management team on building a dream home that meets the highest energy efficient standards.
Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal is the knowledgeable environment management leader for Blunder Bay Estates. She has evaluated the significant short-term and long-term effects of the development and identified ways of either eliminating or minimizing those effects, or compensating for their impact. Managing director and main shareholder Ashburn Harrigan has a record of constructing luxury property and developments with the latest green know-how and eco-friendly reliability.