Jersey’s Government has approved a project to build 169 new affordable homes in St Helier.
Andium Homes has been given approval to acquire the majority of the former BOA and Play.com site, now to be known as ‘Northern Quarter’, next to Grand Marche and opposite the Millennium Town Park.
The existing warehouse will be demolished and the site will be redeveloped to provide a total of 195 new homes, 169 of which will be available as affordable social housing. The project will be funded from Andium’s existing credit facility.
The Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy David Warr, said: “I am delighted that Andium will be building much-needed housing on this site, which is in an area of St Helier that will benefit from such regeneration”.
Carl Mavity of Andium said: ”Andium Homes is pleased to have completed negotiations on this site which already has planning permission in place. These homes will contribute to our target of providing 3,000 new homes by 2030. We have already completed 720 homes and are actively building an additional 716 on other sites.“
The new Council of Ministers has made the provision of affordable housing for islanders a priority for its first 100 days in office.
Andium has been given approval to acquire the site and carry the development forward to provide social housing. A small number of commercial units will also be developed at the site.