Elizabeth Harbour redevelopment

From Port of Jersey
13th January 2023

Ports of Jersey is holding two Industry Days later this month, one in Jersey and a second in London. The events are being held to allow potential contractors to find out more about the work required for the redevelopment of Elizabeth Harbour, which is being reconfigured as part of the St Helier Harbour Master Plan.

The Industry Days are also aiming to stimulate interest within the market and enable the industry to mobilise before the procurement; to encourage early cross-supply chain dialogue and collaboration in the development of solutions; and to obtain market feedback on key elements of the project.

A Prior Information Notice – which signals upcoming work to external suppliers – was published in November 2022.

Ports of Jersey’s Harbour Master, Captain Bill Sadler, said: “I am pleased to see that we are taking the next step in the procurement process for this important project for Jersey. It is essential that we secure the right suppliers to reconfigure Elizabeth Harbour, which will bring together the crane and trailer operations into one, consolidated freight area.

“This redevelopment requires specialist marine skills, which is why we are inviting contractors from both within Jersey and beyond, to ensure we can secure the right supplier.”

The Elizabeth Terminal building will also be replaced, to allow for the increase in freight capacity, and to improve passenger journeys for both Islanders and visitors.

The two Industry Days are in Jersey on 27 January and in London on 31 January. They will  enable a wide selection of companies to find out more about the project so they can decide whether they want to formally bid for the contract.

Any organisations who have not yet expressed an interest in this procurement, and would like to ask to attend the industry days, please register via Ports of Jersey’s eProcurement portal.

Public consultation

Before developing detailed plans, a public consultation asked Islanders to give their views on potential uses for the harbour area. The responses have been collated and a report will be published later this month. This feedback will help to refine the proposals for Elizabeth Harbour before a planning application is submitted.​

About St Helier Harbour Master Plan

The Harbour Master Plan is a long-term development plan that will transform Elizabeth Harbour, La Collette and Victoria Pier, the Old Harbours and La Folie, Albert Pier, and New North Quay.

It proposes to start with the most immediate need – the redevelopment of Elizabeth Harbour. Elizabeth Harbour’s trailer operation is the Island’s lifeline for vital supplies such as food, medicines, mail and clothing, and is now exceeding capacity.​ So the existing crane operation will move from New North Quay to Elizabeth Harbour to sit alongside the trailer freight operation.

The demolition of the existing terminal building will not take place until the new terminal building is completed, allowing operations to continue while construction is underway.

An Environmental Impact Assessment for Elizabeth Harbour is being developed, which will highlight any impact this work could have on the environment and the neighbouring community, and its findings will be included in the planning application. A Construction Environmental Management Plan will detail how the environment will be protected during construction.

Further information about the St Helier Harbour Master Plan and procurement can be found at harbourmasterplan.je

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