Design, EIA and Construction at The Landings Marina, St. Lucia
Developers of ‘The Landings’ property, located in Rodney Bay, on the north-western coastline of St. Lucia desired to turn this land into a yacht basin.
Smith Warner International was retained to conduct a preliminary investigation of the potential impacts caused by the development of the yacht basin, channel and groyne extension. Smith Warner was also commissioned to undertake an EIA for The Landing Project.
In March 2008, The Landings requested the services of Smith Warner to investigate the design of a protective structure to reduce wave energy entering into the marina basin; with the objective to reduce wave agitation inside the basin. Residents and guests using the marina had complained of excessive wave agitation within the basin and the lack of safe and comfortable berthing conditions.
Early Days As Sir Charles Williams and his partners set out in the early 1990’s to develop a parcel of land on the west coast of Barbados into the first luxury residential marina on the island, nature placed an obstacle that threatened to derail their plans. On this pristine stretch of coastline, beach sediments flowSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
A Conversation with Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon about Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
Meet Elisabeth Mondon, Senior Coastal Engineer The rapidly changing climate and threat of increased sea level rise have generated not only heightened awareness about the need for coastal protection, but also renewed creativity in how to approach it. Smith Warner’s Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon has worked on hydrological and ocean engineering projects on someSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
Whether you own a resort, a villa or a piece of untouched waterfront land, intelligent investments in your shoreline can open new doors. Read on to learn more. Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Waterfront PropertyMarch 4, 2021 Read more
But there are things you can do to prevent the worst. Here are lessons learnt and a list of do’s and don’t’s to protect our coastlines from hurricane waves, based on over 30 years of experience. Resorts, governments and waterfront property owners around the Caribbean will find this useful. This article was written by ourAugust 11, 2020 Read more