Plans have been formally submitted for an ambitious redevelopment of the Waterfront, including 1,000 units of accommodation, offices, shops, restaurants and a new leisure complex.
If approved, the existing cinema building, car parks and La Fregate will also make way for new gardens, cycle routes, pavilions and a new slipway onto the beach at West Park.
The outline planning application details the Jersey Development Company envisages where everything will go, but finer details will be subject to further applications.
The application will be subject to an independent planning inquiry which will take place later this year.
Described as a "landscape-led framework", the plan includes a number of "public realm areas", including a “re-imagined” Jardins de la Mer, a “green spine” towards the sea, and a multifunctional town square which will be the main hub of activity.
The plans are broken down into a number of zones, including a commercial area and a “Gateway Zone” close to the junction where the Esplanade meets the underpass road.
A “special gateway building” will be constructed here to “bookend the entrance” to the town with community and arts uses on the ground floor.
Overall, the building heights will be capped at a maximum of eight storeys, although the plans envisage this gateway building being up to 12 storeys.
If approved, the whole development area – called ‘South West St. Helier’ – will have 568 new trees, 1,001 homes, four restaurants, two bars, ten cafes, two gyms, an outdoor lido, an art-house cinema, two GP practices, a nursery, a large convenience store and six smaller shops and 17,000 sq m of office space.
It will also have 335 public car parking spaces, 85 commercial spaces, 393 residents’ spaces, more than 2,000 bicycle spaces and 283 public spaces for motorbikes.
The homes will be 40% one-bedroom, 40% two-bedroom and 20% three-bedroom.
The development will be entirely financed by the Jersey Development Company, with residential sales from early phases of the project paying for the public amenities.
The 'gateway building' could be up to 12 storeys high...
How the 'play hub' is expected to look in the re-imagined Jardins de la Mer...
An illustrative view of the art-house cinema and 'cycle hub'...
An artist's impression of the waterfront roundabout, looking to the south-west...
Looking across the current waterfront car park, which the plans envisage will be extended and remodelled...
How the central lane may look in the new development...
An illustrative view of the new 'Waterfront Square' and the Esplanade...
How the new Waterfront may look from the north-west...
A map of the area...
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forgive me if I am wrong but there are still empty officers in the ones already built
What a total mess, surely the architects can come up with something that is more akin to the real Jersey, that we want our visitors to see and enjoy.
The buildings are too high ~ the 12 storey buildings dreadful ~ and we certainly don't need more office space.
St Helier town centre is condemned to die a slow and painful death whilst foreign construction companies make a massive profit from OUR land.
I know lived there overlooking elizabeth marina for 3 years....
During this 3 years I read stuff "world class this" "world class that" the people involved in this development should be ashamed of themselves......they delivered zero.
Obviously nothing world class about it ..
I do wonder who these people are, the people involved who spout all this rubbish,
They are for sure total amateurs, I do think GOD help us, what are they on.