Welcome to this month’s special Channel Islands supplement where excellence in architecture is high on the agenda as we showcase a selection of inspirational award-winning projects in the Jersey Design Awards .
Take, for example the inspired design of a highly innovative project, creating both a unique four storey residence and a garden inside a listed Methodist chapel building, in Grouville, which won the Best Small Scale Refurbishment or Remodelling category in the Jersey Design Awards for BDK Architects.
Scooping no less than three prizes are architects Naish Waddington, who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the Best Large Scale Development category in the awards for their work on the Ogier House office block (1st Prize); La Colomberie office block (2nd Prize) and Chateau Valeuse Apartments (3rd Prize).
Still on the subject of architectural achievement, we take a snapshot look at the “Out-of-the-box, fantastic architectural ideas” of international architects Peter Falla and Associates – some of the most recent of which showcase their talent in the design of residential and commercial buildings on their home turf in Guernsey.
We also take a look at the success of a particularly select development of just five desirable luxury family residences in St Peters Village, Jersey, which are selling well, ahead of completion.
Next up is a look-in on the conversion of a former Jersey hotel into a beautiful residential home for the elderly, now known as Lavender Villa.
Marine matters are one of our focuses as we consider the challenges of an innovative piling project to carry out stabilisation works to preserve the north and south piers of St Aubin Harbour and the breakwater at St Aubin Fort.
Moving from sea to air, we cover two projects at Jersey airport where facilities are undergoing a considerable upgrade including a £4 million airport radar replacement scheme and a recently completed development to install a new Hold Baggage System, replacing an older system with a state-of-the art facility.
As always, you can rely on Premier Construction to present the big picture on all the latest happenings on the Channel Islands construction scene – so look our for our next special supplement to keep you in the know!