Plans for the new Government headquarters have been published - which reveal a basement gym, spa, pool and a rooftop ‘champagne bar.'
The £90m block, which will be built on the site of the now-empty and soon-to-be-demolished Cyril Le Marquand House, will be leased back by owner / developer Dandara to the Government for up to 99 years, with the Government having the option to buy it after three.
However, as the building will be exclusively used by the Government, it is having oversight of the design process and can dictate what goes in it.
It is understood that the plans were signed off by Government CEO Charlie Parker on his final day in office two weeks ago.
The design blueprint, seen exclusively by Express, includes:
The building will meet the highest environmental standards, with its heating system powered by the hot air captured during meetings.
The size of the politicians’ meeting room is yet to be determined and will be based on the number of Ministers and Assistant Ministers who have not faced some form of investigation in the past six months. A small cupboard under the stairs is earmarked for this.
The roof will also contain a number of solar ‘scrutiny’ panels, although there is significant concern that these expensive structures have little value, as currently designed.
A Government spokesperson, April Follain, said: “As an expert in real estate, Mr Parker made sure that the building will meet all of our requirements going forward.
“In keeping with the ethos of Government, it will be big, expensive and no longer belong to the people of Jersey.”
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