Guernsey Eastern Seaboard

St Peter Port

This masterplan study investigated the potential to radically improve the eastern seafront of St. Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital, and was commissioned to kick-start debate around the impressive but vehicle-dominated seafront.

Our proposals involved the effective pedestrianisation of the area, relocating car-parking underground, thereby creating the opportunity to create a more vibrant, connected and environmentally friendly seafront. Space was created for a new university campus and a substantial harbour-side mixed-use development.

In addition, there were proposals to convert two of the historic seafront buildings: one becoming a new winter garden and another a new museum. Other ideas included the creation of an outdoor Fisherman’s Market and an openable pedestrian bridge.

We were asked to take a radical look at a difficult issue – a potentially glorious seafront being blighted and isolated from the town of St. Peter Port by a busy road and a sea of car-parking. Our proposals sought to make a series of suggestions as to how the experience of the harbour could be enhanced through limiting vehicles and providing facilities that would enrich both the environment and the local economy.

Our Team

Project Team

  • Client: States of Guernsey
  • Structural Engineer: WSP Group
  • Sustainability Consultant: WSP Group