The location of the new Government HQ has been revealed as Cyril Le Marquand House, its old premises.
Under the plans, the Union Street office block will be knocked down to create a new development opening in 2024, which is intended to help reduce the Government's office estate from 21 buildings to six, while bringing in savings of up to £7m a year.
The Government is now in the concluding stages of a procurement process to build the new facility with Jersey Office Developments (1J) Ltd.
The Government will lease the building for three years once completed, with an option to buy during that time. If that option is not taken up, the Government will agree a longer-term lease.
“Moving to a single headquarters will support the modernisation of our public services and help to provide improved services to islanders, as well as deliver Ministers’ priorities more effectively," Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré commented.
“A new, modern and fit-for-purpose building will reduce our operational costs and address the legacy of underinvestment in office accommodation for our employees. It’s important that we improve the working environment, not only to support employees’ health and wellbeing, but to enable improved teamwork and collaboration across teams and departments.
“As we are still in contract negotiations, and due to the commercially sensitive nature of this process, we cannot provide more detailed information yet. However, I am very pleased that we have reached this decision. It is positive for islanders and for our town and will be a major step forward for our modernisation programme."
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