Admiral Park, situated in the heart of St Peters Port, was an 18-hectare industrial brown field site which was identified by the State of Guernsey as a derelict area suitable for mixed use regeneration. Particular emphasis was required to develop the area as part of a comprehensive strategy to include housing, offices, retail and leisure together with a commercial activity which complements the established town centre activity.
As a component of a mixed-use urban redevelopment on the periphery of Saint Peter Port, the site occupies a one hundred and fifty metre length of The Esplanade, the main coastal arterial route linking the town with Saint Sampson’s. With uninterrupted views across the English Channel towards the small isles of Sark and Herm and oblique south westerly views towards the marine activity of Saint Peter Port, the location presented unrivalled potential for the provision of high-end apartment living on the island. Although contemporary in design, the building’s external spaces and styling of the living spaces have been embraced by the conservative opinions of the island’s inhabitants. Reclamation of this stretch of the island’s seafront from light industrial use has extended the inhabitants and visitor amenity aspect of St Peter Port beyond its previous boundary.