Special Projects refurbish Les Chenes
Les Chenes Childrens Home, now known as Field View, will be a home for children aged 16 -19 years old who require supported care, and has been designed by Jersey Property Holdings Architectural Services, for Health and Social Services, with AC Mauger Special Projects as the main contractor.
The refurbishment came about as a result of the recommendations in the Williamson Report into providing supported care for young people in Jersey after the ages of 18 years old with an aim to provide an environment where the young people can develop life skills before moving on into the wider community.
Field View has six bedrooms, mainly en-suite and the building has been designed to give a more bed-sit feel. The communal areas of the building consist of a lounge, dining room, kitchen and utility room, office and day room.
The project was finished by AC Mauger Special Projects on time and on budget with all of the challenges created by the close proximity of neighboring buildings, restricted access, unforeseen structural alterations including careful temporary supporting of the retained building successfully overcome.
Field View was officially opened by Lieutenant-Governer General Sir John McColl and Lady McColl in October.
Deputy Anne Pryke, Minister for Health and Social Services said: it is wonderful that this project, which will provide a wonderful home for some of Jersey's older looked after children is complete. I know that the staff and residents have worked hard to make this move happen and I and my team wish them every happiness in their new home."