Portelet Bay St Brelade, Jersey Project info

Portelet Bay

St Brelade, Jersey

Located on the south west of Jersey close to St. Brelade’s Bay, Portelet Bay is an attractive, secluded bay with a southerly aspect, and a crescent shaped beach sheltered by granite cliffs on three sides. This development of 7 new houses and 45 apartments occupies the site of a former holiday village, elevated 40 metres above the beach and facing south.

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The architectural language of the buildings is informed by the prominent site location and the excellent orientation and views from the site.

To be awarded best in the UK is a fantastic achievement for everyone who has been involved in delivering this project.

Martin Clancy, Managing Director 
Dandara Jersey

All buildings have largely glazed south elevations, framed by white rendered planar walls to take maximum advantage of daylight and exceptional views. The language of planar walls is also employed in the landscaping design. The ground storey of the apartments blocks is in part a parking undercroft, and this is expressed as a granite base on which the buildings sit. This base also forms a podium between the buildings which creates areas of shared garden at podium level.

The granite wall which edges the road creates a kind of rampart which contains and binds the houses together.


  • Client
    Dandara Jersey
  • Completion
    Construction 2010 to 2012
  • Awards
    What House Award, 2011
    Daily Mail UK Property Award for Best Architecture – Multiple Units, 2009
    International Property Awards – shortlisted, 2009
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