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Andium Homes Profile

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Andium Homes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Andium Homes is a States-owned, but independent company with its own Board of Directors. Andium Homes is flexible and able to react swiftly to the changing needs of its clients.

The company is committed to maintaining consistent financial strength and stability as a company, enabling it to keep investing in the future of Jersey, as well as continuing to make a substantial return to the States of Jersey.

Premier Construction Channel Islands gives an overview of some of their most recent projects below:

Belmont Court:

This entails redevelopment of the former boiler-house site, which served Ann Street Brewery. It will provide 15 new apartments (3 1-Bed, 11 2-Bed & 1 3-Bed units), on-site parking and landscaped amenity space.

Enabling works were completed at the end of 2017 in order to clear the site and prepare for main construction work. ROK Construct Ltd is the main contractor and is due to complete all work towards the end of 2019. The apartments are either dual or triple aspect with balconies and will be offered as a mixture of affordable and open market sales.

Samares Nursery:

This former glasshouse site will provide much needed affordable homes in the parish of St Clement and is being delivered through a Development Agreement with GR Langlois.

The site will deliver 200 new homes; 20 1-Bed, 89 2-Bed apartments & 91 3-Bed houses, in four phases, with completion scheduled for late 2020.

Whilst most of the homes will be offered for affordable rent, 40 3-Bed houses will be offered for affordable sale; 15 of them in 2019 and 25 in 2020. The properties will be sold through the Andium Homebuy scheme, with a bond being offered which will defer a proportion of the first-time buyer market value.

People who are residentially qualified and registered on Band 5 of the Affordable Housing Gateway are eligible for this scheme. Given the current high demand for affordable sale properties, they intend to offer further affordable sale properties on future new build developments, as well as from their existing property stock.

The homes are of timber-frame construction and offer very high levels of insulation, with minimal heating/running costs for occupants. The development includes extensive landscaping works with cycle paths connecting towards the schools, to the east of the site.

Le Squez Phase 4:

This is the final phase of the redevelopment of the old Le Squez site and will deliver 151 apartments (17 1-Bed, 42 2-Bed & 92 3-Bed units) together with parking, landscaped amenity space and a children’s play area.

Hacquoil & Cook is the main contractor and will be delivering the scheme in three phases, with completion of all work due early in 2021. Many of the apartments are either dual or triple aspect and some upper floor units will have distant sea views. All new homes are being built to current Bye-Law standards with good insulation and low running costs.

Most of the apartments are lift served and designed to the Lifetime Homes Standard, which can adapt to the changing occupational requirements of Andium Homes’ broad client base. The three main blocks are designed around a central courtyard amenity space at First floor level, which sits above the Ground Floor car parking.

Once complete, Andium Homes intend to rename the project ‘Le Clos Mourant’ after Constable Edward Mourant, who served in Public office during the period 1906 to 1916.

Ann Court:

This project sees the redevelopment of the former Ann Street Car Park ‘island’ site, to deliver 165 town centre apartments (130 1-Bed & 35 2-Bed units), 4 commercial units, 90 residents parking spaces, 137 shopper spaces, landscaped residents amenity space and a new public open space.

Enabling works including demolition and a new substation are all but complete, and the main contract works commenced in April 2019. Cameron’s Ltd is the main contractor and will be delivering the scheme in phases, with the first homes being delivered in September 2021. All new homes will be offered for affordable rent.

Providence Street will be pedestrianised and 4 existing terraced houses demolished in order to create a new public realm space, directly opposite the Jersey Arts Centre. The scheme will contribute towards the regeneration of this part of St Helier and is a great opportunity to create some public space which will benefit all.

To find out more about Andium Homes, and the homes on offer, visit: https://www.andiumhomes.je


Bennetts Cranes

Bennetts Cranes is a tower crane specialist, boasting an extensive, modern fleet of luffing jib, saddle jib and self-erecting cranes for hire and sale.

Bennetts Cranes has been operating for over a decade and has grown significantly in the last five years. In 2018 Bennetts was listed in the Financial Times FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Bennetts Cranes provided tower cranes to Hacqouil and Cook, the construction company for the Le Squez development. This has meant the delivery and operation of three saddle jib tower cranes, all Terex Comedil cranes, at heights varying from 24 to 30 metres.

Bennetts Cranes was delighted to provide heavy lifting for the Le Squez development in Jersey, working with an excellent contractor on the Andium Homes site.

Edward Seager, Managing Director of Bennetts Cranes, said:

“As a company we pride ourselves on being specialists in tower cranes. All of our team members have expertise in crane technology and can provide the right lifting solution for every project. For clients, that means getting the best possible tower crane to carry out a job quickly and effectively. Health and safety are our highest priority and our team are trained to the highest standards.”

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