Located within the Newington Green Conservation Area, Hathersage and Besant Courts share a 1.26-hectare site, providing a combined total of 140 homes across three post-war housing blocks, which range from five to ten storeys in height.
This community-led scheme proposes seven new infill apartment blocks, site-wide enhancements to landscaping and public realm and improvements to existing residential blocks, delivering 45 new homes across tenure-blind buildings, with 21 council homes, providing an affordable home for 74 Islington residents, and the rest for private sale. Massing, scale and materiality of the new homes have been carefully considered to compliment the Conservation Area setting and help to stitch the estate into the wider community.
Location: Islington, London
Client: London Borough of Islington
Status: Planning Approval December 2018