Hornsey Road Baths
2002 - 2009
This site had been derelict since Hornsey Road Baths closed in 1991: PTE’s scheme has created three new squares, more than 200 apartments for a mix of affordable rent and private sale, a 4000m2 office building for Islington Council and a Sure Start Centre for parents and children.
The listed gatehouse building, with its famous neon Diving Lady sign, is now occupied by Platform, an arts venue for young people run by Islington Council and arts organisation All Change. The 24m high chimney has also been retained and rises through a five-storey glazed atrium which links two of the housing blocks.
The scheme creates a sequence of streets and courtyards which open the site up to the adjacent Andover Estate, creating new views and pedestrian routes through to Hornsey Road.
- Building for Life 2009
- London Planning Award 2009