The redevelopment of an existing industrial site to provide 3 large family homes in the village of St John.
The re-development of a former vehicular garage and store, owned by the States of Jersey, was a complex project that involved two distinct clients. The first client, the States of Jersey Property Holdings Department, appointed our practice to conduct a feasibility study on the site's potential for residential development. After a successful collaboration with the planning department, planning approval was obtained for the development of three detached residential units.
Subsequently, the States of Jersey sold the site to a private commercial developer who commissioned our practice to enhance the approved design to meet their specific requirements. The private developer's brief was to deliver three detached family homes, each featuring four to five bedrooms, modern living accommodation, garaging, and ample garden space.
Our design approach for the project was to create traditional-looking homes that blend harmoniously with the rural landscape and the sensitive nature of the surrounding area. We used a combination of vernacular materials, including render, granite, and slate, to create a visually appealing mix of styles.
The houses were built by a local contractor who worked directly with the developer, with our practice providing comprehensive support services that included planning, building byelaws, and detailed construction information for the developer and contractor.