Packington Estate

Packington Estate

2006 - 2017

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Pollard Thomas Edwards designed the winning proposal to redevelop the Packington Estate in 2005, and we are currently transforming this 1970s estate to create 820 new mixed-tenure homes – 85 of which are houses. The scheme aims to reintegrate the old estate into the surrounding area by reinstating the pattern of Victorian streets and elegant squares typical to Islington, and to add a waterside park running the full length of the site alongside the Regent’s Canal.

Towards the borders of the neighbourhood, family houses with private gardens blend seamlessly with the surrounding original housing stock: the inclusion in our masterplan of a high proportion of proper family houses has been a key factor in the success of the scheme.

We were the only team to offer these, and it was our comprehensive consultation with existing residents which made us realise that they would be the key to success.

The recently completed third phase established the first side of the two new central squares, laid out as the main axis and opening onto the new canal-side walk. The fourth phase is currently under construction and completes the final side of a new London square. The final sixth phase is due to complete at the end of 2017.


  • Housing Innovation Award 2017
  • London Planning Award 2013
  • National Housing Award 2013
  • National Housing Award 2013
  • Housing Innovation Award 2013
  • Evening Standard new Homes Award 2012
  • Islington Society Architecture and Conservation Award 2012
  • What House Award 2012
  • Daily Telegraph British Homes Award 2011