The government of St Helier approached our practice to create a masterplan which would encourage the urban growth of the capital of the Channel Islands beyond one of the island’s busiest roads towards the harbour and castle.
At the heart of our approach was a desire to create a safe and enjoyable pedestrian environment which would otherwise be compromised by the existing major road. A pedestrian environment was therefore created in the centre of the development surrounded by housing, office, retail and café/restaurant accommodation. These pedestrian streets gently climbed across the site to achieve necessary clearances and elegantly bridged the road below. The overall development also identified opportunities for a major gallery and botanic garden.