Launch of Brentwood Mall, Chaguanas
Left, Baldath Maharaj, Vice President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Second from Left, Daran Bahadoorsingh, Managing Director of Caribbean Housing Ltd. Chaguanas Mayor Faaiq Mohammed (center, left) cuts the ribbon. Sabra Bahadoorsingh, Director of Caribbean Housing Ltd., Indra Bahadoorsingh. Top right, Dr. Krishna Bahadoorsingh – Chairman of Caribbean Housing Ltd., Second from right, Tariq Alli General Manager of the Corporate and Investment Banking Unit at First Citizens Bank.
Imagine a town centre concept that both serves and elevates its surrounding community. On 11th May 2022, that vision, nurtured by Caribbean Housing Limited (CHL) for the past 15 years, entered a new and exciting phase with the formal launch of Brentwood Mall, a project which has been in active development for the last three years. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by some of the Mall’s tenants, as well as Chaguanas Mayor Faaiq Mohammed, and Vice President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Baldath Maharaj.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges during the Mall’s construction phase, CHL’s Chairman, Dr. Krishna Bahadoorsingh, remarked that “95 per cent or more tenants stayed with Brentwood”. It is a decision the tenants in attendance — which include well established brands like Excellent Stores and Raw Fitness, as well as new businesses like Crème Fraîche — do not regret: the Mall is already enjoying a high level of traffic, from both the surrounding community and beyond.
According to Mayor Mohammed, who predicted that Brentwood Mall’s “luxurious convenience and diversity” would help propel Chaguanas from borough to city status, part of the location’s attraction is how easily accessible it is off the Solomon Hochoy Highway, the major route connecting the three hubs of Port of Spain, Chaguanas and San Fernando. Managing Director of CHL, Daran Bahadoorsingh, thanked the Mall’s tenants and patrons for their faith in Brentwood, and reaffirmed the company’s commitment: “This is not a one-off; we are in this for the long haul. Chaguanas is CHL’s new home.” Phase 2 of the Mall is already in the planning stages.