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Hathersage & Besant Courts


Hathersage & Besant Courts

Islington | Islington Council | Construction 2020

Rejuvenating two housing estates located in the Newington Green Conservation Area, this project will deliver 45 new ‘tenure blind’ homes, including 21 affordable homes, for London Borough of Islington, in addition to the combined existing total of 140 homes across three post-war housing blocks.

Developed in consultation with the local community, the project proposes seven new infill apartment blocks and public realm enhancements. Addressing antisocial behaviour, the estates share a landscape master plan that improves the environment for residents, with the new buildings overlooking community spaces, providing natural surveillance.

Achievements: NLA Public Housing: a London renaissance 2019

the TRA [Tenants and Residents Association] has been impressed with how the council has listened and adapted its plans in response to residents’ feedback and this is to be commended.

We are now of the view that the current proposals, overall, are on balance positive, and... could become a very good example of sensitive estate renewal/infill
— Hathersage Court Tenants and Residents Association