Antony Gibb

Details

Client

National Trust

Location

Jersey

4, 5 & 6 Pitt Street

 

Nos 4, 5 & 6 Pitt Street lay derelict for many years, having been bought by the Jersey Co-operative Society in the 1998, which promised to refurbish them as part of planned redevelopment of the whole site.

In 2012, however, following the refusal of an earlier application, the Co-op submitted plans to demolish the listed buildings. Following pressure from the public, the National Trust for Jersey and Save Jersey’s Heritage, the scheme was amended to retain 4 of the 6 listed buildings on the site and 3 of the buildings were eventually sold to the National Trust.

Antony Gibb Ltd both advised the campaign to save the buildings, and later amended the proposals to provide 2 commercial units on the ground floor – now a successful café and an art gallery – with 3 units of accommodation above. We supplied full professional services to the National Trust throughout the build, including contract administration.

The earliest parts of Nos 4 are 18thC. Nos 5-6 were built in the first half of the 19thC, and were refurbished in the first decade of the 20thC by the then owners, the Foot family. Affectionately known as the ‘Foot Buildings’, No6 is well known for the HMV sign painted on its end gable – which has now been repainted!

Work started on site in December 2016 and was complete 18 months later. As a regeneration scheme it has demonstrated how historic buildings continue to play an important role in St Helier today, providing homes and spaces for new businesses to thrive.

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