St Helier Waterfront

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Client: Jersey Development Company
Start Date: 2022
Duration: 12 years
Architect: Gillespies & Heta

Jersey Development Company (JDC) and their design partners Gillespies are working to develop a Visionary Framework to transform the southwest waterfront area of St Helier, with a focus on mixed uses, landscaping and connectivity.

The Visionary Framework will set development guidelines and design parameters for a high- quality landscape-led proposal for mixed-use residential waterfront.

This design work will culminate in an outline planning application being submitted for these areas during the Spring of 2021.

New parks and public places will be created alongside green and open spaces providing enhanced connectivity and more vibrancy, strengthening the sense of community for residents and visitors to St Helier.

Gillespies, a multi-award-winning organisation, which works with clients and partners to deliver transformative landscape design, urban design, masterplanning and landscape planning was selected following a comprehensive design competition launched by JDC in conjunction with the Design Council. Gillespies’ winning concept proposals includes the following:

  • a new public park and new landscaped gardens at Les Jardins de la Mer with an underground public car park
  • a redesigned public indoor swimming pool and leisure facility and a new outdoor public 50m saltwater pool
  • a National Art Gallery, seaside amphitheatre and boardwalk pierMore than 1000+ residential units of accommodation with ground floor space for a gym, creche and food and beverage facilities
  • The southwest waterfront area would also be linked to the rest of St Helier via a landscaped bridge over Route de la Libération.


JDC would like help from Islanders to shape the new quarter – including reconnecting the town to the waterfront for the benefit of present and future communities. The engagement process provides islanders the opportunity to listen to stakeholders about their inspirations for this area. We envisage the end goal of this partnership process to be a sense of ownership for residents, workers and visitors to St Helier’s Waterfront.

The views gathered from the consultation over the coming months will build on the extensive work undertaken in previous design workshops set out by the Design Council to shape the future of the waterfront.

To register your interest and let us hear your views, please visit