The Clos de Paradis housing estate is being totally refurbished by the Clos de Paradis Housing Trust at an overall cost of £11m with the help of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
The Trust was set up by Jesse Boot and the estate, built in 1925, consisted of 56 houses for Jersey born couples with young children.
All of the houses have been either demolished or substantially modified and extended with some additional houses incorporated into the estate, all to modern standards of insulation, heating, services and accessibility.
Phase one of the project, which was completed earlier this year, started in early 2012 with 21 three bedroomed houses and one four bedroomed house being developed on the site. Phase two, which involves developing 28 three bedroomed houses, has now started and will be completed at the end of 2014. Phase three which should complete the project will follow in due course.
The Clos Du Paradis Housing Trust works with the States of Jersey Housing Department through the Affordable Housing Gateway. The gateway is a single point of access for all social housing in Jersey and applicants are assessed through the process. This ensures that a single waiting list is created and homes are allocated to applicants with the greatest need.
Colin Smith, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said: “After a lengthy planning process, which began with our initial thoughts back in 2010, we can now begin to see the fruits of our endeavors and we are delighted with the results achieved to date. Barclays Wealth & Investment Management has been an important and valuable member of the professional and building team, which has enabled the Trustees to realise their objectives.
The Trust’s existing tenants have had to put up with some disruption to their lives during the process but those who have now moved back into their new homes are delighted with the result and agree that it was all worth it. The completed development will take the estate well into the second half of this century”.
Neil McCluskey, Head of Corporates for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in Jersey said: “The Clos du Paradis social housing site is significant for Jersey and once completed it has the potential to house a large number of local families who are currently in need of suitable accommodation.
Barclays is pleased to be able to work with the Clos du Paradis Housing Trust to provide funding for this redevelopment project which is of vital importance to the local community.”
The main contractor for the redevelopment is A.C. Mauger Construction and the professional team is Morris Architects Ltd, the Colin Smith Partnership, and Rothwells.
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