Cross Island, South Basin Land Reclamation, Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda




Client: West End Development Corp. (WEDCo)
Value: $21,200,000
Project Date: August, 2015 - December, 2016
Project Cut-sheet: Download


Cashman was selected to be one of the primary contractors responsible for land reclamation efforts for this high-profile project. We were part of the team that completed the first-phase construction of "Cross Island," which will be the home of the Event Village for the 2017 America's Cup, hosted by Bermuda. Cashman proposed an innovative Design-Build option at the bid stage, providing nearly $5.0 million in savings to owner West End Development Company (WEDCo). Through value engineering and ongoing dialogue between the WEDCo and project team, constant evolution of the D-B works is leading to the most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sound installation for this high-profile project.


Cashman's responsibilities included:

  • Relocation of ~140,000 cubic yards of previously deposited dredged material
  • Relocation of ~300,000 cubic yards of fill material imported via bulk carrier from Canada
  • Construction of a 1,250-foot splash wall designed by PND Engineers to the south and east of the site
  • Installation of the sheetpiled bulkhead to retain the fill and provide a northern and western boundary to the site
  • 1,350 feet of concrete pilecap
  • Extension of multiple utilities into the newly reclaimed land
  • Final site grading

A total of 7 shiploads of imported granite were deposited at the South Basin site, brought to Bermuda on the bulk carrier MV Balder and offloaded via conveyor belt. Installation of over 1,800 steel sheet piles along the perimeter began in February 2016 and finished in June 2016. The first phase of construction of "Cross Island" was completed in early October 2016.

The project is featured in the June 2016 issue of International Dredging Review: June 2016 International Dredging Review Magazine

Watch a time-lapse video of the project: Time Lapse Construction Video: Cross Island, Bermuda