The Musson Group is developing what appears to be a more than 50,000-square foot complex in the Half-Way Tree belt, but the company is keeping quiet on some of the details, including the size and investment, pending a formal roll-out of the project.
Still, publicly available planning records show that the complex is “over 5,000 square metres” – which translates to more than 54,000 square feet.
The conglomerate led by Paul ‘PB’ Scott will use some of the space for its telecoms business called Transaction E-Pins Limited, which operates the electronic mobile phone top up credit in Jamaica, selling airtime for both Digicel and FLOW. E-Pins delivers the service to shops and distributors.
However, most of the complex will be leased to call centre operators.
“It is a huge investment,” said Matthew Samuda, project manager for the Musson Group. “Upon completion, it will be one of the largest tech parks in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” he said.
Samuda refused to say how much Musson is spending on the tech park, but it is likely to be more than $1 billion, given the budget on similar projects. For example, the Barnett Tech Park put a US$8.5 million price tag on a 50,000-square foot project within its expansive complex back in 2013. Then those funds translated to $900 million; today they would convert to $1.1 billion in local currency.
Published in the Jamaica Gleaner
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