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Highbury Gardens

Highbury Gardens is a mixed-use scheme designed by renowned architects, Porphyrios Associates in consultation with the Princes Foundation. The development marries the best of neo-classical architecture and modern design and consists of 119 one, two and three bedroom homes built around a new landscaped courtyard.

London stock brick and render painted in shades of cream and off white were used throughout in sympathy with the character of local buildings. Reconstituted stone bands at each storey complement the mid-19th century-style  cantilevered balconies that many of the homes benefit from. These provide fantastic views across the London skyline.

As well as the creation of new retail and commercial space at ground level, employment opportunities were  generated through the construction phase providing a boost for the local community.

The scheme meets Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 with 20% of the development’s energy demand being met by on-site renewable sources.

YEAR
2011 (Completed)
GDV
£35m
STATUS
Complete
BOROUGH
Islington
NO. OF UNITS
119
ARCHITECT
Porphyrios Associates
CONTRACTOR
Mansell
OTHER KEY PARTNERS
Southern Housing