On 11th May 2012, The Guernsey Design Awards 2012 took place to highlight the exemplary work that is being achieved within the architectural industry. Three projects received awards – Earlswood Café, Etoile Du Nord and Les Prevosts Farm.
The awards were a joint venture between The States of Guernsey Environment Department (Guernsey’s planning authority), The Guernsey Society of Architects, and Norman Piette – Guernsey’s leading builders’ merchant. Norman Piette was also the main sponsor of the event.
Norman Piette Managing Director, Clive Fenner, said: “The Guernsey Design Awards are a great way to celebrate both the architectural and construction industries in Guernsey and recognising excellence in these fields fits perfectly with what Norman Piette stands for.
“We work closely with architects and offer seminars on the latest construction techniques that we hope will help them to find ever more imaginative ways to push materials to their limits.”
In addition to our coverage of the awards, this edition of the magazine includes focuses on a variety of exciting projects that are taking place across the islands. Pomme D’Or Farm is a £5.1 million refurbishment project in St Helier. The project is being implemented by the States of Jersey Housing Department and comprises the refurbishment of 59 two-bedroom flats and 10 one-bedroom flats on the Pomme D’Or Farm site in West Hill. The work is being conducted as part of the Department’s aim to bring all of its homes up to the Decent Homes Standard and is scheduled for completion in April 2013. Phase One of the Jersey General Hospital Intensive Care Extension and Refurbishment project is also currently underway. Phase One comprises the erection of an intensive care ward extension and is part of a phased programme of works to improve services at Jersey General Hospital.
We now invite you, readers, to join us as we celebrate some of the stunning projects taking shape across the Channel Islands.