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King Square, Islington

Client London Borough of Islington

Site area 2

Number of homes 140

Homes per hectare 245

Local authority London Borough of Islington

Pollard Thomas Edwards has worked closely with residents on the existing 1960s estate, to devise a scheme that delivers 140 new mixed-tenure homes, enhanced public spaces, a new community facility and upgrade to an existing nursery.

“All residents of this estate are benefitting from the scheme, with improved green spaces, a new growing area and a newly refurbished nursery coming soon. We have also been privileged to assist young people from this estate secure their future in a new trade, with the apprenticeship scheme attached to this project.”

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member for Housing and Development, Islington Council

“With 47 flats delivered and another 93 on the way, we have created high quality local homes for local people; this project will help many people move into a council flat for the first time, and other households to move out of badly overcrowded accommodation. We have also created an 'Independent Living' Block to help many older residents to downsize and have a more sustainable future on the estate they have always known. This has been a fantastic, community-led programme, with residents of the estate being involved from the outset from the initial concept ideas, outline drawings and designs through to the creation of lifetime homes. With an already densely populated estate winning the support of existing residents should never be underestimated. We owe a huge thanks to local people for their patience, support, direction and feedback throughout this project."

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Bunhill ward councillor and chair of the King Square project steering group, Islington Council