By the Caribbean Journal staff
A major new technology park project has broken ground in Kingston, a $30 million project called 58HWT.
The project by Stanley Motta Limited will be anchored by what will be the largest business process outsourcing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean, providing 3,300 call-center seats and more than 5,000 permanent jobs.
The facility will consist of 230,000 square feet of office space, largely rented to BPO operators, although it will also have associated services like ATM, financial services, healthcare and food and beverage.
“58HWT will be developed into the largest tech park in the Caribbean,” said Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who was on hand for the groundbreaking. “This is being done by renovating old warehouses and building new space. The space is predominantly rented to BPO facilities and their support services.”
The project is part of a series of developments by the Musson Group, which owns Stanley Motta Limited.
“If Jamaica is going to continue to be viewed by companies as an ideal place to grow their operations, we must invest in building facilities that meet these companies’ requirements, before they win new accounts,” Holness said. “This is exactly what the Musson Group has done with 58HWT Tech Park, taking a calculated risk to prepare to meet the continuing growth in the sector.”
The phased project is expected to be completed in full by June 2018.