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Falklands : Stanley Services Ltd Refurbishes Darwin Lodge
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 05.10.2013 (Article Archived on 02.11.2013)

After purchasing Darwin House in October 2012, Stanley Services Limited have announced that refurbishment works have commenced to the iconic East Falkland Lodge.





Stanley
Services Ltd Refurbishes Darwin Lodge



 



By J. Brock (FINN)



 



After purchasing
Darwin House in October 2012, Stanley Services Limited have announced that
refurbishment works have commenced to the iconic East Falkland Lodge.



 



Some of
the changes are welcome. for example, increasing the number of en-suite
bathrooms from two to all of the six guest bedrooms, along with new soft
furnishings.



 



New
furniture and soft furnishings will enhance the lounge and conservatory. The
lodge will also have new internal lighting and an upgrade to the fire alarm for
the safety of the guests. Other developments are subtle to the eye, but involve
general upgrading and maintenance work to the infrastructure including
improvement of the provision of electric, water resources and access.



 



 



The work
is being carried out by local contractors; Tony Courtney Plumbing, No. 1
Electrical (Falklands) Ltd, Carpentry by Smith’s Building Service, painting and
decorating by Any Job and flooring by Décor Services Ltd.



 



 



Stanley
Services Limited Managing Director, Tom Swales said “The purchase of Darwin
Lodge and the subsequent investment confirms our confidence in the future of
the tourism sector in the Islands. Our long term aim is to add more rooms to
the existing Lodge and look for other areas in Camp to develop and in which to
invest”.



 



 



Darwin
Lodge is managed by Graham and Fiona Didlick with Carl Stroud General Manger of
The Malvina House Hotel overseeing its overall development and operations and
incorporating it into the structure of The Malvina House Hotel.



 



 



Mr Swales
noted that it is also planned to have luxury park homes within the Darwin
settlement that can accommodate 2 to 6 guests whether it be for families,
individuals or small groups. This will enable visitors wanting to stay in camp,
to have more choice in accommodation of either self-catering or to use the
facilities at Darwin House and nearby Goose Green or a mixture of both.



 



 



Not only
will SSL be investing in the accommodation element, Darwin will also offer more
leisure activities to encourage people to visit and enhance their stay. This
will start with the provision of clay pigeon shooting, with the expertise and
experience of Graham Didlick. Fiona and Graham Didlick are looking forward to
completion of the works and being able to build on the business and reputation,
by providing more services and facilities for guests to experience in camp.



 



 



Mr Swales
concluded by noting that the improvements in Darwin Lodge are only part of a
continued long term investment plan by SSL. Since 1987 the Company has invested
£19,715,000 exclusively for developments to benefit the Falkland Islands (Fuel
Depot/ Road Tankers, Petrol Station, Offices, Retail Unit, Warehouses, The
Malvina House Hotel and Darwin Lodge.



 

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