Construction is starting on IFC 6, the third in a quartet of MJP designed office buildings at the International Finance Centre in Jersey. The five-storey, 68,000sft scheme will offer Grade A office accommodation, and a restaurant on the ground floor.
Situated to the west of the award-winning IFC 5, the scheme provides private cyclist facilities and underground car parking, and includes an extension to the popular public landscaped area, Trenton Square, named in homage to the State Capital of New Jersey.
This is a significant pre-let and highlights the continued demand for high quality, Grade A office space in St Helier
International financial services firm Aztec Group have agreed to lease almost 75 percent of IFC 6. Lee Henry, Managing Director of the Jersey Development Company (JDC) said: “We’re obviously delighted Aztec has selected the IFC for its future office accommodation.
“This is a significant pre-let and highlights the continued demand for high quality, Grade A office space in St Helier. Preparation works for the construction of IFC 6 have already commenced. The main construction works will begin immediately with a completion planned for November 2023”.
While we will continue to offer our people the ability to work flexibly, we believe in the importance of a well-designed office hub that enables us to come together to collaborate professionally and socially
Aztec Group Managing Director, Geraldine O’Rourke, commented: “This is a very exciting step for Aztec. We’ve quickly grown to a team of nearly 500 in Jersey, so moving to a contemporary office that provides a modern, efficient working environment is a natural next step for us. We’re proud of our local heritage and the leading reputation we have worked hard to build over many years.
“Taking this landmark space reflects our commitment to the Island, as our business continues to evolve internationally. While we will continue to offer our people the ability to work flexibly, we believe in the importance of a well-designed office hub that enables us to come together to collaborate professionally and socially”
ROK Regal are proud to have been chosen as the Main Contractor for the third building at the International Finance Centre. We are excited to work with the team at MJP Architects on this prestigious build
This high-quality Grade A office building, alongside MJP designed IFC 1 and IFC 5, will support the growth of locally based international and multi-jurisdictional businesses, and aims to attract new business to the island. The IFC development extends St Helier’s existing central business district and is establishing a clear identity for the island’s premier industry, whilst strengthening the connection between the historic town centre and the waterfront. Jersey Development Company have selected ROK Regal Construction to deliver the latest phase of the development, with Arcadis acting as JDC’s Employers Agent.
I’m delighted to see work get underway at IFC 6 as we continue our excellent relationship with JDC and MJP Architects. This latest addition to the IFC will reinforce Jersey’s position in the global finance industry, whilst setting the standard for sustainable commercial buildings in the Channel Islands
IFC 6 is designed to meet the highest standards of BCO specification with flexible floor plates which can meet the needs of a variety of occupier types, accommodating two tenancies per floor. Waterman Group, who have also been involved with the IFC development for over a decade, provided structural, building services and environmental designs, in addition to delivering sustainability, acoustics and transport.
Continuing the environmentally centred ethos of IFC5 and IFC1, the latest building is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, which will make it one of the most sustainable office buildings in the Channel Islands. Utilising air source heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation, the systems will reduce carbon emissions by 30% beyond regulatory requirements, whilst the office spaces will also use low energy LED lighting with daylight dimming controls to further reduce energy consumption.
The successful commencement of IFC 6 will build upon the gold standard set by IFC 1 and IFC 5, forging a further link in the chain which now connects the Waterfront to the historic town
MJP worked closely with façade consultants RBA Mueller and Waterman’s energy specialists to develop a façade design that maximises useful daylight, enhancing occupier wellness whilst employing high performance glass that cuts out over two thirds of the solar heat gain.The high levels of natural light and good views provide occupiers with excellent working environments and conditions which improve staff well-being and productivity.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC6 has been designed with enhanced ventilation rates throughout, and features ionisation treatment of terminal units to make it more resilient to pathogen spread whilst improving air quality.