Ideas wanted on what to do with former tram stop

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A UNIQUE building on Guernsey's east coast, which was formerly a tram stop and public conveniences, could have new life breathed into it.

The States is open to ideas about what to do with La Tonnelle (25829314)

La Tonnelle building, which is located at the Halfway on the coastside is thought to date back to the late 1930s.

Signs from the Occupation era were discovered on the building in recent years and these have since been restored and preserved.

These makeshift signs were made and painted by the German occupying forces after the original signs, which were only in English, were taken down.

Mark Ogier from States Property Services said they are open to ideas for the future of the unusual little building.

'This is the very first stage in the process. For the moment all we want is to get a feel for what ideas are out there.

'After that, we’ll get into the detail of what’s suitable and what works in line with planning requirements and other considerations.

'So for now, anyone with an idea for La Tonnelle, be it a business, private individual, charity, or not-for-profit organisation please get in touch.’

Expressions of interest should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the general manager of property services at Sir Charles Frossard House.

  • Anyone wanting more information can contact Emma Shearer, commercial estates officer, on 717376 or
Helen Bowditch

By Helen Bowditch
News reporter

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