Luke Clarke and Claudio Ross, known to most as C&R Construction, have successfully been operating as a partnership and subsequently a limited company for over a decade. The business has successfully been delivering high profile projects for the public and private sector and in their portfolio of work can boast the Harbour Lights Cinema, the FIG Fisheries building and the replacement roof at Christ Church Cathedral to name but a few. In addition, they have also completed many domestic builds and renovations, earning themselves a reputation as trustworthy, sought after tradesmen.
When Luke and Claudio first approached FIDC for guidance and support with a new housing project, it signalled a pro-active shift in the private sector. It had been well documented that there was an urgent, critical shortage of housing in the Falkland Islands and had been identified as such by respondents of the FIDC Business Climate Survey 2020 as a barrier to growth and innovation. Luke and Claudio identified this much earlier and in anticipation of building property to lease, bought land to develop back in 2014. In 2019, the decision to firmly enter the sector was made and C&R Lettings Ltd was born.
Whilst global events may have slowed progress on the project, demand for housing remains and is a mainstay focus for the Falkland Islands Government. FIDC is thrilled to support Luke and Claudio in their enterprise and is keen to see this project be delivered.