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Re-imagining the St Helier Waterfront

Gillespies and Heta Architects winning competition submission for the St Helier Waterfront in Jersey, to deliver an art gallery, pools, amphitheatre and 1,000 homes

Re-imagining the St Helier Waterfront

Jersey Waterfront Development

The winning concept proposal, led by Gillespies, was praised for the sympathetic relationship with landscape, urban design and architecture.


(All images courtesy of Gillespies)

Project Details

  • Category: Architecture / Environmental / Insight / Digital
  • Location: St Helier, United Kingdom
  • Status: Concept Master plan
Conceptual view of St Helier Waterfront
Parkland view

Creating a cultural center

The Heta team have enjoyed the collaborative process working alongside Gillespies’ urban design team to create new additions to the St Helier waterfront including: A new National Art Gallery, seaside amphitheatre and boardwalk pier. A redesigned indoor public pool and gym alongside Gillespies’ new outdoor public 50m saltwater pool. 1000 plus residential units of accommodation with ground floor space for a gym, creche and food and beverage facilities.

St Helier character areas
St Helier character areas

The selection panel was unanimous in its decision and JDC is excited to be advancing proposals and remains committed to delivering a Waterfront that will be landscape led, environmentally focused and available for all members of the community to enjoy.

Lee Henry, JDC’s Managing Director
Ocean promenade
View of ocean promenade
Under the proposals, the area would be divided into 'quarters'
Under the proposals, the area would be divided into 'quarters'
Ben Stuart

Ben Stuart


Ben Stuart

Ben is an associate at Heta architects and is an architect with over ten years’ experience in architecture and design. An RIBA qualified architect, he has worked on the design and development of several large London commercial projects. He has the knowledge and skills required to deliver projects with complex technical requirements, stringent heritage and planning issues and involving a diverse group of stakeholders.

Previously at Make architects for 10 years, Ben was Project Architect with responsibility for the design and development of 1 Leadenhall, a 36 storey, commercial tower in the City of London. He managed a design team, oversaw the client/contractor interface and worked with planners and heritage consultants. He was also part of the Make architects design team on 5 Broadgate, one of the largest ground scrapers in the City. As a package architect, he delivered all 3 roof levels and 2 basement levels from Stage 2 to completion, and on site, coordinated the structural and services in all areas of the project.

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