Esplanade quarter finance centre building gets go ahead

Vision of the new office blocks Image copyright Jersey States
Image caption Building work should be completed in 2016

Plans for a new office block and underground car park in St Helier have been approved by the planning minister.

It is the second building in Jersey's new Esplanade Quarter finance centre to be given the go-ahead.

The Jersey Development Company plans to construct six buildings on the site - with the office and car park to be completed by 2016.

Deputy Rob Duhamel has confirmed the three-storey car park would be able to hold 520 cars.

Peter Le Gresley, the director of development control said reclaimed soil would need to be tested for safety before work can start.