Jersey Development Company (JDC) and landscape architect specialists Gillespies have developed a new landscape-led Visionary Framework for the Southwest St Helier Waterfront.
This Visionary Framework has been informed by a series of three public consultations which took place between October 2020 and August 2021.
Proposals will create a vibrant Waterfront destination and community, including 1,000 new homes, arts and culture facilities, plus food, beverage and retail amenities. Proposed leisure facilities include a new indoor swimming pool, gym and children’s aquatics centre, an outdoor lido, an indoor kids’ zone and bouldering centre, outdoor play provision.
The development will be phased over a ten-year period and the Outline Planning Application, proposes fundamental parameters on sustainability, biodiversity, connectivity, open spaces, uses, design, building heights and views.
A key principle of the Framework is to improve connectivity between the Waterfront and the town centre via a new pedestrian and cycle crossing. The development also includes a network of new streets reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, to aid permeability and support the Government’s sustainable transport objectives. New facilities for alternative modes of transport, including a 400 space bike hub, will encourage healthy lifestyles and support well-being.
The Visionary Framework responds to Jersey’s aims for carbon neutrality by 2030, with a focus on minimising the energy requirements of the completed development, as well as reducing in-built carbon. The project includes provision for enhancing biodiversity in the area with green roofs, the planting of 500 semi-mature trees and creating extensive new areas of public realm.
Results from the Public consultation can be viewed at www.sthelierwaterfront.je