Planning approval granted, work have now begun on a £70 million redevelopment of Bath Street in St Helier and the surrounding area, equating to two acres of central St Helier.
The substantial development by property company Le Masurier includes a new 122-bedroom Premier Inn, due to be completed in 2021 and 124 residential apartments and car parking ready in 2022.
The regeneration will also create a new public pedestrianised route from the Millennium Town Park to the Library and on to the Central Market beyond, providing vibrancy, essential connectivity and a new gateway into town.
This new lane will provide more green space in St Helier with planting, al fresco dining, communal seating, water features, courtyard gardens and residential rooftop terracing.
St Helier’s second Premier Inn is expected to create 35 new jobs and accommodate 40,000 overnight stays in Jersey, with the potential to attract annual visitor spend of £1.6 million and, in turn, support over 30 new year-round jobs in the tourism sector. The wider redevelopment is also expected to create over 70 full time jobs in the construction industry.