Bath House – St Helier’s stylish new address
Heralding a new era in contemporary living in the heart of St Helier, 63 The Bath House is a brand new development of spacious high end town apartments – all sold within a month of completion.
The project is the first office to apartment change of use in Jersey and shows the changing dynamics of the town, with the gradual movement of offices towards the new JIFC (Jersey international Finance Centre).
Located on the corner of Bath Street and Burrard Street, the 1970s constructed building, which was previously used as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) offices and is of solid concrete and steel construction, has been completely refurbished and extended externally, and radically reconfigured internally to provide 15 stylish, spacious and contemporary one and two bedroom apartments set over three floors, above a ground floor retail space.
The nine one bedroom apartments range from 515 sq ft, with the six two bedroom apartments starting at 624 sq ft.
Some of the apartments have private terraces and there is also a secluded central communal terrace and a cardio exercise suite.
Project architects were Waddington Architects and the development involved all three of the practice’s depeartments – architects, Interiors and landscape to create a truly integrated design and consistent service. Main contractors were Palladium Group.
Russell Kinnaird, architectural assistant at Waddington Architects said: “The building was converted from former Bank of Scotland offices to provide a residential and retail development and has been extensively refurbished internally and externally, as well as having a small blockwork extension constructed at ground floor level to expand the retail area.”
The internal floorplate was sub-divided with new partitions to provide five apartments on each floor, as well as a gymnasium located at the rear of the building. All new building services were installed, including electrics, heating and plumbing, as well as new kitchens and bathrooms.
Externally, all the windows were replaced, Juliet balconies were added and the building was re-roofed with a combination of pitched and flat roofing. A communal enclosed area was also created at the rear of the building.
The apartments are open plan in design and boast a high specification.
Kitchens feature fully integrated AEG appliances, with built in stainless steel electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood and microwave, full height integrated 70/30 fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bathrooms are fully tiled with under floor heating with Kohler white sanitary ware and shower screens and Grohe taps.
The apartments also benefit from a Kyros digital electric heating system and access to the main foyer of the building is controlled by a Videx video door entry system and keypad.
“All of the apartments were sold within 1 month of completion. The project was completed in 13 months from RBS vacating, and went smoothly,” said Russell Kinnaird.
Spencer Bourne, Chairman, Palladium Group said: “We’ve created a unique modern thermally efficient development with well-designed space and great natural light all of which contributed to the sale of all of the apartments within 1 month of completion. The project was completed in 13 months from RBS vacating, and went smoothly.”