Andover is Islington's largest estate with nearly 1100 homes. The estate has a strong framework of public open spaces and connecting walks, lined with mature trees, but improvements to paving, lighting and landscaping are needed.
The project will provide new-build social and private housing, with a phased renewal of the public routes, play areas and landscaping. Ground floor lock-up garages will be converted to provide both community workspace and new homes with improved access and security to first floor walkways.
An enthusiastic steering group, diverse mix of residents, and dedicated local councillors have guided the design process. During 2016 SP had a studio space on the estate, which became the drop-in venue for consultations and discussion around drawings, information boards and a complete model of the whole estate.
Location: Holloway, London
Client: Islington Council
Status: Planning Approval November 2017