April 2021

Plans unveiled for new sustainable homes and public spaces in St Helier Jersey
26/04/2021

A public consultation showcases transformative proposals for South Hill in St Helier. The plans include a sustainable residential scheme and the significant enhancement of South Hill’s surrounding green areas.

FCBStudios are working with Jersey Development Company (JDC) to develop a sustainable new residential scheme on the former Planning Offices site at South Hill. The scheme will create an environmentally focussed residential development of approximately 150 low-energy 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The scheme is designed to achieve the highest environmental standards with an aspiration to enhance the surrounding public realm and improving pedestrian and cycle connectivity to the area.

The proposals for the building would deliver an organic piece of architecture for the South Hill area, one that is sympathetically designed to embrace and emulate the local landscape, protect its natural setting, maximising the natural landform, greenery and views from the site.

Andy Theobald, Partner, FCBStudios said: “South Hill is an unrivalled location, and as such, requires a very specific design response. We propose a carefully integrated series of landscape-inspired buildings that maintain the openness of the site and provides exceptional views for the residents.  The buildings evoke the character of Mount Bingham’s granite rock face through their gravity, tonality and texture which is further enhanced by the extensively planted balconies. The existing listed building is retained within an exciting new courtyard space and is linked with the adjacent play park.

The project has the highest environmental agenda. Our proposals are being designed to Passivhaus principles and target low carbon in use which will be an exemplar for Jersey.

Plans also include a new landscaped courtyard, retention of an existing Listed building and a new public café to service the re-designed neighbouring park.

The South Hill consultation can be viewed online here: www.southhilldevelopment.je and is open until 14 May.