Jersey Water has today announced the sale of its head office at Westmount Road to the Public of the Island. The Company will vacate the premises, that they have occupied since the late eighties, over the course of 2022 to make way for the construction of the Island’s new hospital.
Jersey Water’s corporate services teams will move to offices in New Street, St Helier. The Company has also submitted plans to develop two of its sites at Millbrook and Grands Vaux which will include a new operational hub at Millbrook and a new public footpath through the Company’s land north of Grands Vaux Reservoir.
The proposed new facilities at Millbrook will, if approved, become home to the Company’s operational water supply teams, and see the restoration of the historic listed buildings on the site. The proposals also include improvements to road safety for vehicles and pedestrians, visual enhancements of the site and environmental gains.
The Company is also proposing, in a linked application, the creation of a footpath through its land at Grands Vaux, north of the reservoir. The footpath would support the Government of Jersey’s countryside access strategy and enhancement of the Island’s active travel network, enabling safe travel by walking, cycling and other active modes between St Helier, St Saviour and Trinity. The scheme is specifically referenced and supported in the draft Bridging Island Plan.
Helier Smith, Chief Executive of Jersey Water said “We have been working with the Our Hospital Project Team for several months and we are pleased to have reached agreement and completed the sale of our property to facilitate the new hospital.
We look forward to once again having a town presence as we move into our new offices from early 2022. The plans we have developed for Millbrook and Grands Vaux will enhance Jersey Water’s ability to serve our community and supply safe high-quality water for decades to come. Through looking at our estate as a whole, we have been able to develop a compelling proposal that not only meets the long-term needs of Jersey Water but also supports the new hospital development and creates significant community and environmental gains for the benefit of all Islanders.
The proposals will generate a great place to work for Jersey Water employees but also create another beautiful open space for Islanders to enjoy at Grands Vaux.”