In autumn 2018, six States' owned sites along the seafront were identified as opportunities for enhancement. These six sites contain a mixture of short- and long-term development opportunities, and are:
- La Vallette kiosk and amenities
- La Vallette
- Vivier Bunker and land
- States' Offices
- North Plantation
- Round Top Stores
In November 2018, a public engagement was initiated that sought creative ideas from the community for each of these sites. This engagement ran for six weeks and resulted in over 350 creative ideas for the enhancement of the sites. Alongside this public engagement, the Steering Group also invited expressions of interest from external parties who were interested in enhancing the sites in line with the views of the public, to which 35 formal proposals were received.
These expressions of interest were then reviewed and shortlisted by the Steering Group, with the aim of identifying preferred bidders for each of the six sites.
In May 2019, Vive La Vallette were announced as the first preferred bidder for the La Vallette kiosk & amenities and the La Vallette sites. Furthermore, in October 2019, the Steering Group announced two preferred bidders for the Round Top Stores, which will see both a landmark sculpture and an al fresco dining kiosk.