The Falkland Island Government leased the land at Rowlands Rise to the Falklands Veterans Foundation (FVF) at a ‘peppercorn’ rent to enable them to build a place of residence in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, for Veterans of the Falklands War of 1982 and their families, NoK of those killed in action and present day service personnel who are serving in the South Atlantic when the Lodge is not in use by Veterans and their families.
The Stewart Milne Group, Aberdeen, Scotland, produced the timber framed building. The company liaised with local Scottish companies to supply all the fixtures, fittings and utility equipment required and it was all shipped to the Falkland Islands from Marchwood in Southampton.
Ian Stewart Construction Limited, based in Stanley, FI received the containers on behalf of the FVF and started construction in October 2008.
The naming of Liberty Lodge came about when all the school children in Stanley took part in a competition to choose a name for the building. This was very successful, lots of children took part and the name of Liberty Lodge, which was proposed by John Perrens, was chosen.
Liberty Lodge is a self-catering facility with 3 twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and a self-contained twin bed flat. At full capacity the Lodge can sleep up to 12 people.
The Lodge boasts a large communal kitchen/diner to prepare and enjoy your meals, utility room and a spacious lounge, which overlooks a beautiful view of Stanley Harbour. It is maintained to the highest of standards.
The Lodge has been fully utilised since opening in February 2009 by Veterans, families and serving members of HM Forces.