Bunker mural approved


PLANS for a temporary art mural on a German bunker at Albert Pier have been approved.

The mural, which will cost £10,000, aims to provide a ‘vibrant, informative first impression’ for visitors arriving to the Island by sea, according to Ports of Jersey.

Planning officer Aaron Elliott said: ‘The proposal seeks to paint a temporary mural onto the northern bunker to provide a display for the upcoming Jersey Boat Show.

‘The Historic Environment Team has been consulted on the proposed works and, due to the mural’s temporary nature, there is no objection.

‘Therefore, as the works are not considered to harm the significance of the site, the proposal is recommended for approval.’

The project will be managed by ArtHouse Jersey, which has ‘extensive experience’ with mural projects in the community, Ports said.

In a comment provided to the JEP, Ports said: ‘Albert Pier has evolved significantly since it was first built. It began life as a primarily commercial pier, with operations ranging from the first potato exports to the first passenger terminal.

‘More recently, it has been a focus for leisure activities and Ports of Jersey has been regenerating the pier to create open spaces for the public to use. We want to celebrate its history, and we hope this mural will achieve that, while also adding colour and vibrancy to the area.’

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