Plans approved for IFC 2
JDC is delighted to announce that our detailed plans for IFC 2, International Finance Centre, Jersey were approved today (Friday 19 June) by the Planning Applications Committee.
IFC 2 will be located on the south side of the Esplanade to the west of IFC 1 and provide 95,000 sq.ft net internal space of modern Grade A office accommodation. The seven-storey, super-prime, Grade A office building will also include 5,000 sq.ft of food and beverage retail space on the ground floor with private parking facilities for 41 vehicles, 120 cycles and secure storage in the basement.
All of the IFC buildings have been designed with an emphasis on energy conservation, IFC 1 was the first office building in Jersey to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating and was shortly followed by IFC 5. IFC 2 will push the boundaries of sustainability to a higher level by its design taking a holistic approach to reduce the development’s carbon footprint and water consumption, whilst aspiring to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.
The building has been designed by award winning architects MJP and highly acclaimed Civil and M&E Engineers Waterman Group who have both collaborated closely to design a building which responds to the local climate and will reduce energy and water use through intelligent design.
Through the extensive use of PV cells, a triple-glazed façade incorporating solar interlayers, energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, the design will cut energy consumption by a third compared to regulatory requirements. Further improvements include the reduction in the use of natural resources with full rainwater and grey water recycling systems which will drive down water consumption and save 2.5 million litres per year.
The standalone buildings in the IFC afford occupiers with excellent levels of natural light as a result of all four highly glazed façades. The high levels of natural light have been scientifically proven to improve staff well-being and productivity.
The IFC will provide a world-class business hub providing the highest quality office buildings in Jersey.