New look for Campden Park Industrial Estate
March 18, 2005

New look for Campden Park Industrial Estate

The Industrial Estate at Campden Park on Leeward side of mainland St. Vincent will be refurbished.

The hint came from Victor Hadley Chairman of the National Properties Limited speaking at the opening of four Snack Shops on the compound of one of the factories last Friday. Hadley lamented the lack of maintenance at the area, where several large factory shells have been built.{{more}}

He declared that “very little attention was paid to maintenance” and said that the repairs should have been done, but that galvanise and other material had been diverted to Grenada to assist with vital rebuilding efforts.

Hadley said the opening of the Snack Shops was the commencement of the enhancement phase.

Speaking at the same function, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves endorsed the statement made by Hadley. He spoke of “large scale repairs,” slated for April. Prime Minister also described National Properties Ltd as the “richest state owned company.”

National Properties has responsibility for a number of government properties, including those at the Campden Park Industrial Estate, CobbleStone, Reigate, and 600 acres at Mt. Wynne/Peters Hope.

The shops, designed by architect Aurin Bennett, cost $108,000 to build.

Parliamentary representative for South Leeward in which Campden Park Industrial Estate falls, Dr. Douglas Slater was impressed with the cleanliness of the new shops. He promised visits on a regular basis to ensure that sanity was maintained.

Four tenants occupy the new buildings. Adonna Williams, a Snack Shop operator, cut the ribbon to officially declare the shops open.