A project to develop the former Le Coin Site on the corner of Ann Street and Brooklyn Street has been approved by Housing Minister Deputy Andrew Green MBE. The scheme is set to deliver 23 one, two and three bedroom units, all of which will be retained for social rented use.
The development scheme fits in nicely with the Ministers proposals for the delivery of new affordable homes and contributes to the Housing Department’s aim of ensuring portfolio wide compliance with Decent Homes Standard within 10 years.
The project will provide town centre accommodation, parking and amenity space for 23 predominantly older households without young children and includes:-
• First floor and roof top amenity space
• Covered parking
• Wet Room bathrooms
• Lift access
• Balcony amenity space
• Rain water harvesting
• Waste Recycling
The residents will benefit from homes which comply with modern building standards and are designed to lifetime homes standards.
In addition, the scheme is designed to provide residents with exclusive access to centralised amenity space and secure parking facilities.
The Housing Minister said: “The development of the former Le Coin site is an important step forward in the provision of homes which meet the requirements of modern households. We are working very closely with the Treasury Minister to ensure our programme of works not only provides a steady stream of new homes over the coming years, but helps to support the local construction industry. I will shortly lodge proposals for the incorporation of the Housing
Department which will allow it to continue with its programme of portfolio improvements to achieve the Decent Homes Standard.”
Jersey Architectural practice Axis Mason lead a Design Team of local professionals in the preparation of the design package which it is intended will be issued for tender in 2013.