Southern Cross Hotels took over the former Le Flamboyant, transforming it into the Solana Beach Resort. As well as the Solana, located in Belle Mare on the East Coast, the group also manages Le Preskil Breach Resort and the Astroea Beach in the South of Mauritius.
The client was working with a tight budget to convert the existing building into a three-star establishment to match Le Preskil’s brand and reputation.
Prodesign’s team value engineered their design throughout the process, conscious of the budgetary constraints, and therefore designed a complete MEP system that is easy to operate and maintain. We carried out extensive surveys to identify systems and equipment which could be re-used and performed extensive tests on the site to identify and repair leaks in the underground network rather than replacing it.
A split A/C system was provided, within the client’s budget, using specified high-efficiency compressors and designing bespoke isolating pods to minimise noise inside guest rooms. Noise levels measured at commissioning were well within those the client had specified.
The project was completed in March 2014 and the renovated and attractive Solana Beach Resort can now be run efficiently without crippling costs from its MEP systems.