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Visit to Edificio Impresa with IPBN and AGreen

13.10.19

Visit to Impresa’s headquarters building (Portuguese media group), open to IPBN members & led by AGreen. AGreen were project managers during the recent extension and are also responsible for the facilities management of this newly renovated building in Paço de Arcos. IPBN (Ireland Portugal Business Network) kindly organised this visit to get to know the building on the inside, which now accommodates all the group’s newspapers and magazines (including Expresso and Visão) and tv station SIC.

Thanks to IPBN and to AGreen for this interesting visit! 

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Teresa Silva, a new addition to our team

10.10.19

We’re very happy to announce a new addition to our team! Teresa Silva has joined us just a couple of days ago and will be working with us as a Project Manager.  

Teresa is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager with 18 years of experience working for Portuguese main contractors in major public and private projects. Having also experience as a Cost Manager, Teresa has worked within several different segments, including high-end residences, major public works such as health units and schools, leisure infrastructures, rehabilitations and extensions. 

Teresa’s experience makes it easy for her to understand the different points of view within a project team, anticipating and mitigating potential problems or conflicts and offering people & information management skills that will contribute decisively to the project performance. Also, the multitude of typologies in her portfolio allows her to be comfortable around any project, making use of the right project management tools and solutions. 

Welcome Teresa! 

Members of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

30.09.19

We’re proud to announce that VerdeOeste is now a member of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. This will strengthen our connection to the UK and to the British community living in Portugal.

“With approximately 400 members, the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1911, is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to promote the interests of its membership in respect to commercial links between businesses in the United Kingdom and Portugal.” – BPCC

Brand new refurbishment project in Sassoeiros

09.09.19

We are thrilled to announce our newest project! These ruins in Sassoeiros (Carcavelos) will soon be refurbished and extended, to be transformed into a family villa with three bedrooms. It will be the second project delivered by VerdeOeste as both Project Manager and Main Contractor.

Soon we’ll be publishing the work done by the architects, that is currently still in progress. Watch this space!

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Carcavelos Residence 3 in its last weeks before completion

21.08.19

One of the last image updates on this Carcavelos period villa project before completion.

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Carcavelos Residence 4 fast approaching the final stages of construction

17.08.19

Another update on our fourth project in Carcavelos.

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Sassoeiros Residence taking shape, with new CGI images available

07.08.19

Update on one of our New Build projects, located in Sassoeiros, very close to Carcavelos. 

The house is starting to take shape with the completion of all concrete pouring and structural works. We’re looking forward to seeing the next stages! 

Also, we’re happy to share stunning new CGI images, prepared by DDDRENDERING. 

See the construction update photos & an extra CGI image on our Instagram.

Approval from DGPC for Quinta de Valmarinha

23.07.19

This rural boutique hotel project keeps progressing, as we’ve now granted the necessary approval from Direcção Geral do Património Cultural (DGPC). This official entity is tasked with the conservation, preservation, and inventory of Portuguese architectural heritage. This includes buildings and sites of historical, architectural, scientific or artistic value.

Video courtesy of: De Rosee Sa Architects 

Salitre 142 and Villa in Guia entering tender phases

17.07.19

We’re happy to announce that we are supporting our clients through the tendering phase on these two projects (Salitre 142 and Villa in Guia).

VerdeOeste’s team is managing these processes by handling all the information coming from the architectural and technical Engineering teams and presenting it to several main contractors. Later on, we will be analysing the different proposals submitted by these same contractors and will advise our clients on the best options, aiming for an optimal relation between time, cost and quality.

We’re excited as these two projects approach their construction phases – follow us for further developments!

Carcavelos Residence 4 – July’s Update

11.07.19

Our fourth Carcavelos villa project is also entering its final construction stages. The old roof has been removed and the concrete roof structure is now being formed while beneath electrical and mechanical services are well progressed and interior walls are ready to receive final finishes.

Over the next couple of weeks the windows and exterior doors will be installed to allow internal fit-out to proceed with full speed and attention to the specified fine finishes.

It’s all coming together at once in Carcavelos!

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Final construction stages at Carcavelos Residence 3

04.07.19

This substantially remodelled family villa located to nearby Carcavelos Beach is now just a few months away from completion. The central patio’s roofs are now in place and awaiting the arrival of the carefully detailed glazing to form an interior private courtyard around which all circulation will centre. Interior walls and ceilings are now ready for cabinetry and painting which will proceed immediately after the appointment of new external windows and doors arriving very soon.

The swimming pool has been refurbished and external landscaping is underway. Exciting times as we enter the closing construction phase of this project… Watch this space for further updates on this fine contemporary remodelling of a well-known Carcavelos period villa!

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Villa in Cascais construction - VerdeOeste

VerdeOeste Newsletter – July 2019

04.07.19

Villa in Guia – Construction of this brand new villa about to start – VerdeOeste were first introduced to our American Clients to advise on the potential renovation of a mid-century contemporary seaside villa they were considering purchasing as their new family home. (…)

Carcavelos Residence 3 – Seaside villa about to enter the final construction stages – This substantially remodelled family villa located to nearby Carcavelos Beach is now just a few months away from completion. The central patio’s roofs are now in place and awaiting the arrival of the carefully detailed glazing to form an interior private courtyard around which all circulation will centre. Interior walls and ceilings are now ready for cabinetry and painting which will proceed immediately after the appointment of new external windows and doors arriving very soon. (…)

Carcavelos Residence 4 – Two-story villa fast approaching completion – Our fourth Carcavelos villa project is also entering its final construction stages. The old roof has been removed and the concrete roof structure is now being formed while beneath electrical and mechanical services are well progressed and interior walls are ready to receive final finishes. (…)

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Villa in Guia, a new seaside project in Cascais

18.06.19

With detailed designs & specifications almost complete, we’re excited about the prospect of starting the construction of this beautiful 800 sqm two-story villa on a vacant 3,200 sqm site in Guia, Cascais.

Designed by the local Architects João Botelho & Miguel Oliveira, the ground floor will accommodate both functional and social areas, whilst the first floor will include the private suites for adults and children. The project will also feature a swimming pool, landscaped gardens and a basement for all technical equipment.

CGI image: Ribeiro de Carvalho, Arquitectos 

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Video Update on Carcavelos Residence 3

31.05.19

Update on our ‘Carcavelos Residence 3′ project….

Following the Topping-Out ceremony in April and the recent completion of the main roof coverings, this seaside residential project in Carcavelos is now ready to receive the central courtyard circulation glazing and carefully selected finishes throughout. We can’t wait to see it all come together…

Development project in Azores well underway

15.05.19

Update on our recent visit to ‘Azenhas do Mar’ in Santa Maria, Azores.

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Santa Maria Azores - VerdeOeste

Concrete pouring at Sassoeiros Residence

10.05.19

Concrete pouring at Sassoeiros Residence. An important milestone for this project near Cascais, which presents many challenges due to its complex geometry and sloping site.

Looking forward to seeing the final result, watch this space!

VerdeOeste Newsletter – April 2019

30.04.19

Salitre 142 Refurbishment & New Build – VerdeOeste are supporting a Portuguese Client within a carefully crafted refurbishment & part new-build project located in one of the most exclusive locations in the country, Rua do Salitre in Lisbon. The property is a small palace which will be sensitively reconfigured and extended to form a multiple unit configuration. (…)

Sassoeiros Residence – VerdeOest’s first project as both Project Manager and Main Contractor – This new-build house project in Sassoeiros, near Carcavelos, represents VerdeOeste’s first engagement as both Project Manager and Main Contractor on behalf of a Portuguese Client. The contemporary design of the proposed two-story private residence optimises its sloping site with complex geometry that presents numerous challenges in terms of site logistics and works sequencing. (…)

Carcavelos Residence 3 – Topping Out Milestone – VerdeOeste are supporting a Portuguese Client with this major remodeling of this 600 sqm period villa on a 2,800 sqm plot in a prime location close to Carcavelos beach. (…)

Carcavelos Residence 4 – Construction works underway – The fourth Carcavelos project supported by VerdeOeste is a villa that is now being fully refurbished and extended on behalf of a Swedish family. The substantial remodelling of the property will feature a reconfigured and extended internal layout, new swimming pool, barbecue area and landscaped gardens. (…)

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Announcing Sassoeiros Residence

16.04.19

This new-build house project in Sassoeiros, near Carcavelos, represents VerdeOeste’s first engagement as both Project Manager and Main Contractor on behalf of a Portuguese Client.

The contemporary design of the proposed two-story private residence optimises its sloping site with complex geometry that presents numerous challenges in terms of site logistics and works sequencing.
VerdeOeste are working closely with the Client and the appointed Architectural team and other consultants, maintaining overall responsibility for managing the project through to handover.

Through the support and guidance of the VerdeOeste pre-construction team, the Client has subsequently acquired a neighbouring site containing a derelict, period property. VerdeOeste have been retained to represent the Client in concluding all necessary site surveys, development appraisals (including optimising available fiscal incentives) and licensing with a view of developing this site for another family member.

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Carcavelos Residence - Living Room

Topping Out Ceremony at Carcavelos Residence 3

09.04.19

Carcavelos Residence 3. VerdeOeste are supporting a Portuguese Client with the major remodeling of this 600 sqm period villa on a 2,800 sqm plot in a prime location close to Carcavelos beach.

The Client hosted a Topping-Out ceremony, inviting the project team to celebrate reaching a programme milestone and to thank all involved. Topping-Out (‘Pau de Fileira’ in Portuguese) is an old Construction tradition held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. It’s a way for the owner to thank the team for the progress achieved so far and to bring good luck for the rest of the project.

VerdeOeste have been working with the client since their initial acquisition, providing guidance and support to help define the project brief and budget. VerdeOeste also supported the design-development and tender phases and will oversee works and contract administration through to completion.
Works started in November 2028, and with the roof coverings now complete the site team are now progressing technical installations.

More images and a video of the ceremony on our Instagram.

House in Carcavelos Construction - VerdeOeste

Construction in progress at Carcavelos Residence 4

02.04.19

Our ‘Carcavelos Residence 4’ project is the fourth project within the area of Carcavelos to be supported by VerdeOeste. The commissioned works are to an existing villa that is now being fully refurbished and extended on behalf of a Swedish family living in another property opposite the site. The substantial remodelling of the property will feature a reconfigured and extended internal layout, new swimming pool, barbecue area and landscaped gardens.

VerdeOeste have been supporting the clients since the pre-construction stage, including contractors’ appointments, and continue to represent their interests at meetings with Contractors, Architect and Engineers, as well as following various statutory licensing procedures.

VerdeOeste’s early engagement helped the construction start without delay and define the clients’ needs and expectations. Now on site, VerdeOeste are also supporting procurement options for additional works, programme monitoring, etc.

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St Patrick’s Day celebrations

26.03.19

Having recently completed the works to the Irish Ambassador’s residence, to further strengthen our connection with the Irish community in Portugal VerdeOeste were delighted to support the recent St Patrick’s Day Festival in Cascais on March 17th alongside the Irish Ambassador, the team from the Embassy of Ireland, members of the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA Portugal), dancers from Irish Dance Lisboa and many other friends and clients.

Our team organised the design, installation and later removal of the main stage for the talented dancers from Rince na Lisboa – Academy of Irish Dance. The afternoon was filled with many highlights, including traditional Irish music and dance, Gaelic games including hurling, camogie and Gaelic football, Irish language classes and much more. GAA Portugal provided an open-to-all introduction to Gaelic sports and hosted a Gaelic football match between GAA Cascais and Lisbon Celtiberos.

St Patrick’s Day is the National Day of Ireland and is celebrated worldwide.

Photos by JJMT Photography

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St Patrick's Day Lisbon 2019

New rehabilitation project in Rua do Salitre, Lisbon

19.03.19

VerdeOeste are supporting an Anglo-Portuguese client within an investment project located in one of the most exclusive locations in the country, Rua do Salitre in Lisbon. The property is a small palace which will be sensitively reconfigured and extended to form a multiple unit configuration, including a newly built single-dwelling house to the rear of the substantial garden.

The exterior will be restored to respect the building’s identity and heritage. The property is situated within the Portuguese Synagogue’s Protection Area and is also part of the Classified Special Protection Area of Avenida da Liberdade and surroundings.

VerdeOeste have been supporting the client and his appointed team through all aspects of Architectural and Technical design, including strategy for historic and statutory approvals. VerdeOeste’s appointment covers project support and guardianship through each phase of project delivery through to handover.
The Architectural project is now finalised and has been submitted to the Town Hall’s Planning Department. Meanwhile, technical and detailed designs are being progressed in anticipation of approval and in readiness for tendering.

“VerdeOeste have provided quick, professional and expert responses during the early development phases of a palacete in Lisbon. I commissioned their services after taking quotations from four companies, and so far I am impressed by their service.” – Private Client (Salitre 142) 

Photo by Francisco Nogueira

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A rural boutique hotel project in Sintra

13.03.19

Quinta de Valmarinha is an 18th century farmhouse with architectural features suggesting parts may date back to the 16th century. The owners of this magnificent property, located on the outskirts of the village of Almoçageme (within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra), are a married couple with their own Architectural practice in London (De Rosee Sa Architects).

As new investors in the Portuguese market, our clients required local, expert support with communications and required approvals from numerous national entities, which led them to VerdeOeste. We are working closely with them to help secure the necessary approvals and available fiscal incentives, along with building a local team to deliver all aspects of the proposed conversion of this farmhouse and surrounding landscape into a boutique rural hotel with 20 rooms.

It is proposed that we will follow the project acting through to completion when Quinta de Valmarinha will be ready to be enjoyed by local and international guests for holiday rentals, weddings, corporate and other events.

Image courtesy of: De Rosee Sa Architects 

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Afonso Sanches Palacete, the conversion of a small palace in historic Cascais

12.03.19

This prestigious project involves the rehabilitation and extension of an old palacete from the 18th century to provide four super-prime homes, incorporating underground parking, garden and swimming pool above. Located in the historic centre of Cascais, sensitive planning and execution will be paramount. More on this project very soon.

“As newcomers to the Portuguese market, we were keen to appoint a professional manager with local expertise to help us negotiate the planning regulations and appoint the best resources to complete every aspect of this exclusive development in the heart of Cascais, from construction through to completion.

We met with John and Luis at VerdeOeste and it was immediately obvious to us that they would be our ideal partners as they clearly understood the vision for the type of project we wanted and we were reassured by the developments they have already completed, that demonstrate the standards we could expect from a project under their guardianship.

We have been impressed with their recommendations for professional services, their local knowledge and in particular Luis’ ability to keep things moving forward all the time. We are confident that under VerdeOeste’s direction, our development will meet the highest of our expectations on time and budget.” – T. & A. Boyle (clients) 

CGI image: BM Architecture 

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VerdeOeste Newsletter – March 2019

07.03.19

Handover of the Irish Ambassador’s Residence in Lisbon – On behalf of the Government of Ireland, VerdeOeste acted as Employers’ Representative, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor to oversee essential repairs and safety-related improvements to meet current local and Irish standards. (…)

Azores project prepares for modular houses delivery – Works at our ‘overseas’ project of ‘Azenhas do Mar’ in the Azores are progressing well. The first phase of 8 residences (from the proposed 24) is underway with piled foundations and ‘floating’ bases being carefully placed within the natural landscape. (…)

VerdeOeste shortlisted for IPBN Business Success Awards – VerdeOeste made a shortlist of just six companies considered for the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) Business Success Award. (…)

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Handover of the Irish Ambassador’s Residence project

06.03.19

On behalf of the Government of Ireland, VerdeOeste acted as Employer’s Representative, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor to oversee essential repairs and safety-related improvements to meet current local and Irish standards.

Ambassador to Portugal and Morocco, Orla Tunney and her family moved back into the property in late 2018, and subsequently accommodated an official handover ceremony in January, with representatives of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Irish and Lisbon-based Technical teams present.

Picture: Irish Ambassador to Portugal & Morocco, Orla Tunney with the project team. From Left -Nuno Martins and John Gilsenan (VerdeOeste), Ambassador Orla Tunney, Brendan Cormican (Irish Department of Foreign Affairs), Joe Gorman (JA Gorman Engineers), Miguel Correia (Pascoal Monteiro Contractors

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Geotechnical tests at a new seaside project in Cascais

26.02.19

Geotechnical tests at ‘Villa in Guia’. More on this project very soon!

VerdeOeste shortlisted for IPBN Business Success Award

26.02.19

VerdeOeste made a shortlist of just six companies considered for the Ireland Portugal Business Network (IPBN) Business Success Award.

IPBN is a network carrying out initiatives to stimulate and increase trade between Ireland and Portugal. As members of IPBN since its incorporation, VerdeOeste were considered for the award for its achievements during 2018. The award ceremony took place last week at the Irish Embassy and VerdeOeste were represented by members of our Management Team.

Congratulations to Omey Projects for receiving the final award!

Picture: IBPN Chairman, Tony Boyle and VerdeOeste Co-Founder, Luis Prudêncio with Irish Ambassador to Portugal and Morocco, Orla Tunney

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Announcing a new major development project in Azores

20.02.19

Works at our ‘overseas’ project of ‘Azenhas do Mar’ in the Azores are progressing well. The first phase of 8 from the proposed 24 residences are underway with piled foundations and ‘floating’ bases being carefully placed within the natural landscape.

VerdeOeste have been working closely with award-winning designers Mima Housing and Client to ensure the properties are positioned to enjoy the best of the majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the São Lourenço Bay Nature Reserve. VerdeOeste have also dealt with land acquisition queries to verify boundaries, land use and negotiations with the local municipality and authorities to secure all necessary licenses and available fiscal incentives.

Due to the challenging and remote nature of the site, each property is being prefabricated off-site in Porto, with the first shipment scheduled for early summer. VerdeOeste continue to closely following all on and off-site works and are scheduled to visit the off-site production facility next month.

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Azenhas do Mar-22 Residences-Santa Maria Island, Azores- VerdeOeste

VerdeOeste Newsletter – December 2018

14.12.18

Breaking ground for 28 homes in the Azores – VerdeOeste are supporting the South Africa-based developer through all phases of the project, acting as Employers’ Representative. Our range of services covers programming, procurement, quality & budget, reporting on design development, licensing, planning, tendering and project delivery. (…)

Works starting at Carcavelos Residence 3 – VerdeOeste are delighted to be supporting a Portuguese client with the major refurbishment of this 600 sqm period villa in Carcavelos. (…)

New office, new team members! – We just moved into our new office in Oeiras, with plenty of space to accommodate our growing team and receive our clients and partners. Stop by and pay us a visit in Edifício Alto da Barra! (…)

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