- Location : St. Helier, Jersey
- Date : 2017-2020
- Client : Dandara
- Project Status : Complete
This regeneration scheme provides premier office space for locals in the heart of the financial district, overlooking the iconic St. Helier waterfront. The site was transformed from a neglected and disused office space into an attractive 6-storey office building, helping to rejuvenate the area into a vibrant and thriving financial hub.
As the development was to house various financial businesses, it was crucial that the main entrance point was spacious and neutral; the ground floor layout was revised to accommodate the multi-tenancy and provide a large reception area from the main pedestrian access point on the Esplanade. The ground floor façade was also set back to allow the addition of two glazed revolving doors for a sophisticated entry way. Further pedestrian access was implemented on the opposing Commercial Street alongside vehicular access to the basement level parking for cars and bicycles. The elevation of the development was aligned in accordance with the rest of the streetscape to maintain and enhance the character of the area, this was enhanced further by the choice of a stone cladding pattern for the Esplanade Façade.
Before demolition, the plot was classified as a brownfield site; now the development is a new source of employment and a catalyst for economic growth on the island. It has allowed occupants to relocate to an improved work environment whilst enabling the previous offices in the north of St Helier to be redeveloped into homes; this in turn, will combat the housing shortage without impeding on the surrounding, invaluable rural landscape.