JERSEY ARCHIVE, ST. HELIER
Jersey Archive is the largest passively air-conditioned modern archive building in the world and provided two new intimate public spaces for St. Helier. Opened in July 2000, on the site of a former quarry, this facility has created a new civic destination for the local population and tourists re-tracing their roots in the Channel Islands. The regeneration of the quarry, previously lost to the public, parallels the raison d’etre of the Archive itself – to reveal and preserve the island’s history. The building is uncompromisingly modern but with a sensitive use of materials, demonstrating how modern architecture can fit into and complement Jersey’s traditional setting.Read More
HAVRE DES PAS LIDO, ST. HELIER
Havre des Pas Bathing Pool was originally constructed by The Jersey Swimming Club and opened on 22nd May 1895. The Club has the unique honour of having been incorporated in 1893 by her Majesty in Council and subsequently having obtained from the Crown a lease of the foreshore from La Collette to the Dicq with the intention of providing two swimming pools, to teach swimming to Islanders in response to the many drownings of that era.Read More
JERSEY ARCHIVE EXTENSION, ST. HELIER
Nearly 20 years after our original project was completed, in 2016 we were appointed to undertake an extension, primarily for doubling archival storage in the strongrooms and adding a new Computer Server strongroom.
Working closely with Planning (pre-tender in association with Metropolitan Workshop) we undertook a Feasibility Study in early 2016 and conducted two consultations with the Jersey Architecture Commission, who welcomed our proposals to locate this extension in east side of the northern Staff Courtyard. Following consultation with neighbours our Planning application had a smooth ride to Planning consent.Read More