A site screening exercise identified 41 potential sites to build the new hospital on.

All sites were assessed on these five key criteria:

  1. Size – can the site meet the required minimum ground floor hospital footprint?
  2. Site access – has the site got suitable access to roads and infrastructure?
  3. Topology – can the site accept the overall floor area and massing required?
  4. Restrictions – are there site restrictions e.g. covenants, which would prevent site availability and development for 3 – 5 years?
  5. Other issues – does anything else, e.g. site ownership and function, impact site availability?

Of the 41 sites considered, 14 were ‘long listed’. Longlisted sites were then assessed and scored for their risks and benefits. The best performing were then shortlisted.  Shortlisted sites were assessed for benefits, risks and costs. Different arrangements for shortlisted sites were considered and the best options were costed.

Sites Considered:

ImageNumberName Of SiteAssessmentIssues
01 - General Hospital1.Current General Hospital Site, St HelierShortlisted in 2012 and 2014.
  • Preferred site – find out more here
 02 - Overdale2.Overdale Hospital, St HelierShortlisted in 2012 and 2014.
  •  Constrained site compromises hospital design.
  • Poor public and emergency access.
  • Visual and local environmental impact.
  • Limited opportunity for future expansion.
 03 - St Saviours3.St Saviour’s Hospital, St SaviourLong-listed in 2012.
  • Poor access for the majority of the Island’s Population and staff.
  • Planning restrictions would severely compromise clinical functionality.
  • Major Infrastructure would be required (roads and drains).
 4-esplanade4.Waterfront (Esplanade Car Park), St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • Constrained site compromises hospital design.
  • Requires flood protection measures.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 05 Former D'Hautree5.Former D’Hautree School Site, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • An eight storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
06 Former JCG6.Former Jersey College for Girls, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years
07 South Hill7.States Offices, South Hill, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A seven storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
 08 - Land at Airport8.Fields South of Airport (47,48, 22, 24 – 27), St PeterLonglisted in 2012.
  • Major Infrastructure would be required (fuel depot and drainage).
  • Poor access for the majority of the Island’s Population.
  • Environmental and safety issues.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 09 Summerland9.Summerland/Ambulance Station, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A very large building of 7 – 8 storeys would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
10 - Warwick Farm10.Warwick Farm, St HelierShort-listed in 2012.
  • Poor public and emergency access.
  • Visual and local environmental impact would be out of keeping with surroundings.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 11 Fort Regent11.Fort Regent, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • Infrastructure and access restrictions.
  • The topology is not suitable for a hospital.
  • Significant heritage issues.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years
12 Snow Hill Car Park12.Snow Hill Car Park, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A fourteen storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
 13 Elizabeth Harbour13.Elizabeth Harbour, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 14 - Waterfront14.Waterfront (Zephyrus/former Crosslands/Les Jardin de la Mer), St HelierShortlisted in 2012 and 2014.
  • Constrained site compromises hospital design.
  • Requires flood protection measures.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 15 Bellozanne15.Bellozanne Valley, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
16 - Jersey Gas Site16.Jersey Gas Site, Tunnell St, St HelierLonglisted in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A twelve storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
 17 Le Masurier's17.Le Masurier’s Land, Bath St, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A twelve storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
18 Jersey Brewery18.Former Jersey Brewery, Ann St, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A twelve storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
 19 - Westmount Quarry19.Westmount Quarry, St HelierLonglisted in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • The topography is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Ownership and use means availability would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 20 Longueville Nurseries20.Longueville Nurseries, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Significant transport and access issues.
 21 - Samares Nurseries21.Samares Nurseries, St ClementLonglisted in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues.
  • Major infrastructure required (roads and water supply).
  • Clinical design and future flexibility concerns.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
22 - Field 1219, La Grande Route de Mont a L’Abbe22.Field 1219, Grande Route De Mont a L’Abbe, St HelierLonglisted in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
 23 Field H155023.Field H1550, Westmount, St Helier Longlisted with Site 2 and 24 in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
24 Field H155124.Field H1551. Westmount, St HelierLonglisted with Site 2 and 23 in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
25 Parade Gardens25.Parade Gardens, St HelierScreened out in 2012 and 2015.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A covenant on the site prohibits building.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 26 Springfield26.Springfield Stadium, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
27 FB Fields27.FB Fields, St ClementScreened out in 2012.
  • A covenant prohibits building on the site.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 28 - Mont de la Ville28.Mont de la Ville (swimming pool and land to South of Fort Regent), St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The topology is not suitable for a hospital. Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
 29 - Grainville School29.Grainville School, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 30 - Grainville Playing Fields30.Grainville Playing Fields, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • A very large building would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
  • Relocation of functions would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 31 - Norman's at Five Oaks31.Norman’s Site at Five Oaks, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • Ownership and use means availability would be problematic within 3-5 years.
 32 - Fields off Highview Lane32.Fields off Highview Lane, Mont a L’Abbe, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • A very large building would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
33 - Fields adjacent to St Saviours Church33.Fields adjacent to St Saviour’s Church, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • A very large building of 4 – 5 storeys high would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
34 - St Andrews Park34.St Andrews Park, St HelierScreened out in 2012.
  • The site footprint is unviable for a hospital with optimal hospital departmental relationship.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • A very large building of 5 storeys high would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 35 - Fields opposite St Saviours school35.Fields opposite St Saviour’s School, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • A very large building would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 36 - Fields North of Five Oaks36.Fields to the North of Five Oaks, St SaviourScreened out in 2012.
  • Significant transport and access issues exist.
  • A very large building would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 37 - Fields off Trinity Hill37.Fields off Trinity Hill, TrinityScreened out in 2012.
  • A very large building would be unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
38 - Fields off Grande Route de St Jean38.Fields off La Grande Route de St Jean, St JohnScreened out in 2012.
  • A 4 storey building would be required – unsuitable to the site setting.
  • Redevelopment would not comply with the Island Plan.
 39 - People's Park39.Peoples ParkShortlisted in 2015.
  • Removed by Council of Ministers prior to States Assembly debate
 dual-site40.Dual SiteShortlisted in 2015.
  • Constrained site compromises hospital design.
  • Poor public and emergency access (Overdale)
  • Visual and local environmental impact (Overdale).
  • Limited opportunity for future expansion (Overdale).
  • Long construction period – building around a working hospital (Parade).
  • Disruption to patients and staff during construction (Parade).
 41 - Millbrook Playing Fields41.Millbrook Playing FieldsScreened out in 2015.
  • A covenant may restrict building onsite
  • A large building would be unsuitable for the site setting