Cayman Chamber Magazine: Changing the Way Business Does Business

April 1, 2011Media Clippings
Camana Bay

Camana Bay offers a prestigious address to both the local and international business community. But doing business in Camana Bay means more than just setting up an office. Boasting modern office interiors, state-of-the-art technology and peaceful surroundings filled with courtyards, fountains and shady walkways, this vibrant new town is fast becoming the place where companies are taking care of business – and their employees.

With more than 300,000 square feet of office space, and more on the way, Camana Bay is changing the way business does business. Consistent with its New Urbanism design philosophy of live, work, play, the Town is attracting some of the world’s leading companies by offering not only a Class A office environment, but also underscoring the importance of a quality work and lifestyle environment.

Companies who settle offices in Camana Bay see their employees able to take full advantage of a wide range of activities and services – from shopping, restaurants and the cinema, to fitness, live entertainment and even medical services. Thoughtfully conceived, Camana Bay has an array of amenities available to those who live and work in the community, all of which are easily accessible without the use of a vehicle – a cornerstone of the New Urbanism philosophy, which promotes healthy living via walking and cycling as an alternative.

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A host of free events and activities after hours serve to enhance an already superior work environment, while the mix of homes and condominiums currently in development, is a plus for those wanting to live and work within the community of Camana Bay. This focus on keeping employees happy and grounded, is something that executives say will pay dividends well into the future, as corporations who put down roots here will undoubtedly recruit more competitively, retain more employees as well as foster increased creativity and productivity within the work environment.

But the developers of the Town have also concentrated energy and resources on ensuring corporations have state-of-the-art premises, technology and business continuity infrastructure to rely upon. Camana Bay ticks all the boxes for big business with a cutting-edge data centre, physical site security, environmental controls and power protection to ensure their tenants can get on with the business of doing business should a disaster or crisis strike. The data centre is one of the most technologically advanced and physically secure data centres in the Caribbean, with the superior communications infrastructure being particularly well suited to the demands of international banking, financial services, legal, insurance, accounting and retail companies.

Camana Bay Data Centre

What’s more, Camana Bay has created disaster recovery suites to maintain business continuity during unforeseen interruptions. The disaster recovery suites have workstations that are ready to use and the facility includes his/her bathrooms, a shower facility, a kitchenette and a conference room.

Attracting the world’s leading companies means having to provide a top notch environment in which to do business while also ensuring it is attractive to their talented personnel. Data networking, on-site postal and shipping services and audio and visual conference facilities are just a few of the additional conveniences to businesses.

The developers of Camana Bay are also committed to sustainable development practices to ensure buildings are environmentally conscious in construction. Office buildings are oriented to provide natural ventilation by capturing prevailing winds; solar studies were used to adjust the building architecture and to design shading devices to control heat and glare from the strong Caribbean sun; sloped roofs collect rainwater for use in irrigating the landscape; and highly durable materials guarantee a lifetime of low maintenance. Buildings are also designed to meet Miami-Dade hurricane specifications.

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More than 1,000 people are now working in Camana Bay’s thriving Town Centre and that number will grow. The development recently broke ground on a five-story, 68,000 square foot building which will house office tenants above a vibrant ground floor restaurant and retail space. Mourant Ozannes, one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, has signed on to become the anchor tenant, occupying the top two floors of the new building which will be completed by mid 2012. Other tenants already enjoying the privileges of Camana Bay include Ogier, Greelight RE, Cayman National Bank, Citco, Ernst & Young, Globe Op and Goldman Sachs to name but a few.

Over the next several decades, as the development continues to grow, Camana Bay will undoubtedly continue to impress with its intuitive development approach and innovative design aesthetics which complement the Cayman landscape.

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