• 13 September 2018

Second IFC Jersey building completes

We are pleased to celebrate the completion of IFC 5 at IFC Jersey, St Helier. This six-storey 69,000 ft2 Grade A office building is the second to be completed at the International Finance Centre in Jersey following IFC 1 being handed over in March 2017.

Both buildings form part of the current Esplanade Quarter masterplan that will deliver a major development for St Helier in phases. The office development of the masterplan can provide up to six standalone buildings delivering up to 470,000 ft2 of Grade A office accommodation and will be completed on a building by building basis. The development by the States of Jersey Development Company, designed by MJP Architects, is forming a world-class business hub in the heart of St Helier.

Waterman was appointed to deliver building services, environmental, sustainability and structural engineering design for the base build. Our team of sustainability experts gave advice to make sure that the façade had the optimum levels of glazing reducing the impact of solar gain.

Three floors of the building have been taken by SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate administrative services. With the pre-let secured early in the construction process, our design team worked with the project contractor, Camerons to incorporate the Cat B fit-out requirements into the scheme, enabling immediate occupation by SANNE upon completion.

Together with the fit-out Architect’s, Axis Mason and ETEC, we created a dedicated private entrance and reception for SANNE separated from the original main entrance. Our Building Services team developed the detailed design for the bespoke fit-out with study pods throughout and a large staff cafe and break-out space. An executive office suite on the fifth floor includes a large south facing boardroom with views over the harbour. Our Structural Engineers designed additional floor strengthening for the rolling storage.

IFC 5 is targeted to achieve BREEAM Excellent and follows the success of IFC 1 which was the first building in the Channel Island to achieve this rating. The energy performance of the building is set to achieve 15% lower CO2 emissions than the regulations requirement. Sustainability features includes air source heat pump and low energy LED lighting with daylight dimming control.

Richard Whitehead, Structures Director of Waterman said; “It is fantastic to deliver another great building at the IFC and a pleasure to have worked with the same team that delivered IFC1. The completion of IFC5 is a significant milestone in the Esplanade Quarter redevelopment and we are looking forward to the commencement of IFC6 in the near future.”

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