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Classic car collector to rebuild fire-ravaged garage

Classic car collector to rebuild fire-ravaged garage

Thursday 31 October 2019

Classic car collector to rebuild fire-ravaged garage

A classic car collector who lost three of his cars to a blaze that tore through his garage this summer is putting the wheels in motion to rebuild.

Plans have gone in to reconstruct the St. Martin garage, which was left severely damaged after a serious fire destroyed the building in July.

Needing 11 firefighters to tackle it, the blaze ripped through the detached garage and workshop and was so intense that both the building and the classic cars within were destroyed. 

Now, along with Morris Architects, the owner of the property is attempting to rebuild the workshop.

Garage Fire 1

Pictured: The fire destroyed a classic car collection. (Jersey Fire and Rescue Service)

A design statement submitted as part of to the planning application explains that the block was built in the 1980s and the intention is to demolish the fire-damaged structure and replace it with an “enhanced” building.

The plans include alterations to the original building by increasing the pitch of the roof to avoid leakage. The architect also indicates the owner’s intention to install solar panels later down the line.

Pictured top: The fire-ravaged garage. (Jersey Fire and Rescue Service)

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