Andium bid to build 130 flats on former nursing home site

A TOTAL of 130 flats could be built on the site of The Limes as part of a large-scale development which could be bigger than the neighbouring police station and State Street offices.

Picture: Andium Homes (29598436)
Picture: Andium Homes (29598436)

Andium Homes have submitted a planning application for the project which they say incorporates 40 one-bedroom, 83 two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom apartments on the site adjacent to the Green Street roundabout.

According to a massing diagram contained within a design statement accompanying Andium’s planning application, part of the proposed development would be a few metres taller than the States police headquarters and the State Street offices.

The application also says that 5% of the apartments will be provided with mobility scooter storage space to cater for those with mobility problems and that there could be significant cycling improvements made to the roundabout.

It is also due to incorporate electric vehicle charging points, an internal courtyard garden and solar panels on the roof.

The existing building started life as a nursing home before being converted into accommodation for up to 39 junior doctors in 2016 at a cost of £1.5 million.

Andium are already undertaking a project just a few hundred metres away to create 147 new homes by mid-2023. The La Collette low-rise complex is due to comprise of 73 one-bedroom flats, 65 two-bedroom flats and nine three-bedroom flats.

Contractors, acting on behalf of the housing provider, also recently moved onto the former Jersey Gas showroom site to build around 120 new homes and extend the Millennium Town Park.

Meanwhile, the States-owned company has also started building 165 homes on the former Ann Court site. They are due to be complete by mid 2022.

The latest new development comes weeks after it was announced that Jersey would need to build around 3,750 homes within the next five years if it was to solve its housing crisis.

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