Koi Resort Drainage & Shoreline Development, St. Kitts

Development plans for the site included the construction of 130 resort suites, beach villas, swimming pools, meeting rooms, retail stores, restaurants, bars, a gym, a spa,beach clubs and a tennis court. A unique feature of the concept layout was  a large lagoon in the centre
of the property.


To create an enjoyable and sheltered project site, the goals were to develop: (i) suitable drainage that will manage stormwater runoff and (ii) properly designed sea defence mechanisms to protect against storm surge inundation. The impact of the project on the capacity and functioning of the entire pond  also had to be considered .

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The scope of works agreed to between KRL Hospitality Inc. and Smith Warner International Ltd. (SWIL) to achieve the design objectives included:

  • Field Data Collection & Literature Review
  • Desktop research/ literature review of study area (including rainfall history, soil type, land use etc); Sediment analysis within the study area; Bathymetry of the study area

  • Preliminary Engineering ( Drainage & Shorline Development)
  • Hydrologic characteristics of the site and the surroundings; Plreliminary analysis of storm water flows; Preliminary flood hazard mapping; Identification of drainage impacts and development of mitigation strategies for flooding; Preliminary drainage design; Preliminary costing of beach and drainage components .

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