La Vallette Bathing Pools
- La Vallette Bathing Pools was once Guernsey's tourism hotspot and the sensitive development of the kiosk and amenities could rejuvenate the area and build on the good work in the area undertaken by Floral Guernsey.
- La Vallette remains a popular and desirable Guernsey attraction. It benefits from stunning views over the Bathing Pools and the rest of the Channel Islands.
- The main building on the site is approximately 1,500 square feet and currently accommodates the kiosk, two stores and changing room. There is also a public convenience building which provides additional toilet facilities for people using the wider area.
- A grass verge running alongside the hillside at La Vallette might appear a challenging location on first look but with the right vision it could present a rare opportunity for something very special.
- The area has stunning views off Guernsey's east coast, overlooking Havelet Bay, Castle Cornet, La Vallette Bathing Pools, as well as six of Guernsey's neighbouring islands. It also benefits from a superb location, in close proximity to the centre of St Peter Port, the Aquarium, La Vallette Underground Military Museum, Octopus Restaurant, and Guernsey's South-East Coast cliff paths.
- The grass verge is approximately 5,000 square feet, on elevated ground which backs onto the hillside and has steps leading up to it from the public road.
Vivier Bunker and land
- A green space and bunker overlooking Fisherman's Quay and the wider seafront has the potential to add to the growing offering at the southern end of Town.
- Vivier Bunker benefits from high footfall, particularly that of tourists, due to nearby amenities such as Castle Cornet, the Yacht Club and the Slaughterhouse Restaurant.
- The available land includes a grassed area of approximately 9,911 square feet together with a cold bunker totalling 1,674 square feet at its eastern end.
- Whilst not formal proposals at this stage, it's suggested that some form of retail, a bar and beer garden, or an art gallery might enhance the area.
- The Steering Group is initially looking for ideas for the short term (approximately five years) use of the site, so that this can be included in the wider plans for the seafront area.
Tourist Information Centre
- The States' Offices on the seafront, home to the Tourist Information Centre, provides a significant opportunity to enhance the use of one of St Peter Port's most prominent buildings.
- Right in the heart of the St Peter Port seafront, it offers stunning views over the harbour to Castle Cornet and across to Guernsey's neighbouring islands. Whilst not formal proposals at this stage, this protected building but might be well-suited to a boutique hotel, museum, art gallery or community centre.
- The building stretches over three floors and an internal area of approximately 7,800 square feet. Its principal access, to the south, is over an attractive forecourt via a smart portico entrance into a sizeable lobby area.
- As the area directly to the north of this site, the North Plantation, is also potentially available for release as part of the Seafront Enhancement Area Programme's initial enhancement projects, the Steering Group would be receptive to proposals that combine the enhancement of these two locations.
- Possibilities are abound for releasing the landscaped garden site at North Plantation to enhance islanders' enjoyment of the area.
- Whilst not formal proposals at this stage, some ideas for this area include Guernsey-specific public art, a beer garden, alfresco dining or street food venue, or some kind of performance space.
- The North Plantation site, which includes a protected water fountain and protected tree at the north end, will likely attract a lot of interest given the flexibility it offers.
- While the site currently has no electricity supply, this would form part of any discussion on leasing the area. Connections can also be made to the mains water supply and foul drainage system if required.
Round Top Stores
- Unparalleled 360 degree views of the seafront make the 'Round Top Stores' site at the end of Victoria Pier a prime location for creative individuals.
- Whilst not formal proposals at this stage, the area, with upper and lower sections, could be perfect for some kind of leisure activity or potentially an alfresco dining area.
- The upper section is a circular shape, is accessed via steps and is approximately 1,400 square feet. Directly beneath are four secure granite storage areas that could be used as part of any proposals.
- The Programme board would welcome proposals and ideas requiring any combination of the available areas, as well as proposals requiring a larger amount of land on the lower section if an appropriate case can be made. While the site currently has no electricity supply, this would form part of any discussion on leasing the area. Connections can also be made to the mains water supply and foul drainage system if required. The Steering Group is initially looking for ideas for the short term (approximately five years) use of the site, so that this can be included in the wider plans for the seafront area.