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Randalls plan 96 homes on former brewery site

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PLANS for 96 apartments have been submitted for a former brewery site in St Helier.

Randalls has submitted an application to develop the Clare Street site, which includes the company’s warehousing units and was used for brewing until 1992.

A total of 32 one-bedroom and 64 two-bedroom apartments are included in the plans, which also incorporate underground and courtyard parking for 74 cars, retail units on Savile Street and office space.

Randalls is looking to relocate to a new warehousing and distribution centre.

Gavin Reid, managing director of Randalls, said: ‘This is a quiet residential area, and at present we’re not a great neighbour, with lorries driving down single-lane streets where there are lots of cars parked.

‘It’s also not an attractive area in many respects – this scheme will enhance the environment, should planning approval be granted, and it will contribute significantly towards the increased demand for new homes.’

As well as the warehousing units, the development site includes residential units on Cannon Street and Savile Street owned by Randalls.

Three listed properties are part of the application: Clare House and the adjacent former stable block would be retained and restored, while cottages on Cannon Street would be demolished.

Mr Reid added that the scheme would lead to ‘substantial environmental and public realm improvements in the area and provide a major regeneration boost to St Helier town centre as a whole’.

The Clare Street Brewery started out as the New Market Brewery and dates from the early 1800s. The brewery’s operations were combined with the Minden Place Brewery, starting in 1819. The Randall family connection began during this era, and brewing continued at Clare Street until 1992.

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