Official opening of Trenton Square
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Trenton New Jersey, Reed Gusciora to Jersey last week to mark the official opening of Trenton Square at IFC Jersey. He was accompanied by a delegation of politicians and senior official from New Jersey.
Trenton Square, which has been created ass part of the new International Finance Centre (IFC Jersey) is named after New Jersey’s capital to recognise links between the Island and the U.S. city. The name was suggested by the Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, who hopes the visit will contribute to the ambition to build Jersey’s relationship with the State. Given the Island’s historical links with New Jersey and also the Island’s financial services industry is international and outward looking, it was a perfect fit.
Trenton Square is the most significant new area of public realm to be created in St Helier since 2011. The square, which will expand further to the west as the IFC continues to develop, has been delivered as part of its IFC Jersey project.
From the Company’s very beginning, JDC has committed to improving the built environment and architecture of our projects and the quality of the IFC is testament to our commitment. Successful place making also requires the right balance to be stuck between the private buildings and open civic space and the IFC will contain a network of pedestrianised streets and squares with an abundance of semi-mature trees and soft landscaping.
Lee Henry, Managing Director of JDC said “I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Board and project team at JDC for co-ordinating the successful delivery; to the project’s architect MJP and the landscape architect Guarda, to the civil engineers Waterman Group and to the Main Contractor Camerons and their sub-contractor, Augres for delivering a well-designed and high quality new square”.