All proposed ground floor flats will have private gardens, and most upper floor flats will have private balconies. The central courtyard garden will be accessible to all new and existing residents. The communal garden will be landscaped with multi-stemmed light canopied trees, a central lawn which will provide a focus for communal events, and a community growing area.

Planning History

The project was the subject of detailed pre-application discussions with planning officers over three years. Several observations made by planning officers at pre-application stage informed the design as it developed, including:
• The nature and design of the landscaped central courtyard developed in discussion with planning officers
• The design of the eight storey corner building was developed to refer to the architectural language of adjacent buildings.
• The roof top additions were set back from the edge of the roof to lessen their impact
• The quality of accommodation proposed in terms of size of units, natural lighting and access to amenity space was improved in response to planning officer comments. The proposals were presented to a Design Review Panel in October 2015. The panel strongly supported the principles underpinning the development, but recommended further design development in a number of areas. The design was revised in response to the panel’s comments, and the amended design was presented to and approved by Islington’s design officer in the Spring of 2016. A planning application was submitted in November 2016, and was unanimously approved at committee in April 2017.

Project Team

Architect: islington architects
Developer: Islington Council

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.64
Estimated date of completion: 08/01/2020
Schedule of accommodation: 26x1 bed apartments, 17x2 bed apartments, 10x3 bed apartments, 1x4 bed apartment
Tenure mix: 55/45 split council for rent/private for sale
Size of typical home: 54.96
Parking spaces: zero

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