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Plans to redevelop the Barnsbury Estate in Kings Cross approved


Plans to redevelop the Barnsbury Estate in Kings Cross has been approved by the London Borough of Islington.

The two-part project for more than 1,000 homes includes the redevelopment of post-war buildings at New Barnsbury, given the green light yesterday, with the repairing and enhancing of 275 existing, ‘30s-built homes of Old Barnsbury, to be determined next week.

The Pollard Thomas Edwards masterplan, to be delivered with Newlon and Mount Anvil, includes several home types including mews houses, mansion blocks and terraces, with all new homes drawing upon existing architecture and details. New streets and squares – some reinstating old routes that once crossed this part of London – are woven confidently into the estate to exude the feeling of having always belonged.

As well as sustainable, energy efficient, spacious new homes, it also provides commercial space, a new community centre and new green spaces for the estate with play spaces, outdoor gym equipment and growing areas.

The transformation of The Barnsbury Estate is a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the lives of residents and the local community. The proposals are the result of four years of collaboration between residents, Newlon, Mount Anvil and PTE.”
Tricia Patel, partner, PTE

The project was kickstarted by a resident-backed ballot in March 2021, which returned a 73 per cent yes vote.

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