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Client London Borough of Islington

Site area 0.3

Number of homes 70

Homes per hectare 101

Local authority London Borough of Islington

PTE has developed plans for 70 new homes across the Dover Court Estate. The majority of these homes will be new council homes and the Local Lettings Policy will give our existing estate residents the priority for the new homes.

Additional homes for private sale will help finance the project. The new, high quality modern homes will range from one– bedroom flats to five-bedroom houses.

Typical features the buildings include high quality insulation to reduce energy bills, generous stairs and corridors to ensure good access, solar panels to generate electricity, lifts in all new flats, large double glazed windows and bicycle storage.

As part of the project we are improving the open spaces, pedestrian routes, lighting, play provision and recycling /waste organisation on the estate. All these changes across the estate will hugely improve the feel of the outside spaces for all existing residents.

PTE are providing a complete service from concept to completion.

“At the early stages of a project such as Dover Court, our role is to listen, to explain and to inspire people. Our challenge in an urban borough such as Islington is to look at the leftover and forgotten spaces, to create new homes and neighbourhoods and provide more joy and value than anticipated.

Quite often people are cynical about consultation but it is actually critical to the success of a project. At Dover Court there were ideas about where new buildings could go but nothing was fixed and residents’ feedback is now being fed into the next stage where we will look at the design of homes, the landscape and estate safety.

We need the detail that only the residents know – the places they feel unsafe, things they would like to change and improve. At Dover Court we were very impressed by the sense of community and the enthusiasm for living on the estate.”

Sarah Eastham, Associate, PTE