Dixon Clark Court, Islington
Delivery of a mixed tenure development on an estate infill site in partnership with the London Borough of Islington whom we have a longstanding relationship. The development is located in Highbury Corner in London Borough of Islington and comprises 41 mixed tenure homes broken down into 27 new affordable homes for social rent and 14 homes for private sale.
The development provides 5 new residential mews blocks ranging from 1 to 4 storeys and one residential block of 6 storeys. In addition to the new build works we also carried out improvements to the existing occupied 15 storey block, central to the estate.
The development was designed by architects Burrell Foley Fischer, the new mews scale ‘pavilion’ homes which encircle the existing tower block and establish a new enhanced garden setting for the existing tower block, the existing 59 flats have, for the first time, a contiguous communal south-facing garden space. The western boundary was defined by retaining the majority of existing mature trees, within an improved amenity garden informally planted in a wild meadow style with car parking alongside to meet the current need.
The development has been designed with generous spaces between homes providing them with either a courtyard garden or roof terrace. These ‘through’ spaces establish an individual identity and human scale for each house, with ground level entrance doors and views both in and out of the site to be experienced by Dixon Clark Court residents and the residents in the neighbouring buildings.
The development includes extensive improvements to the public realm, including 39 m2 of community space with a community garden, amenity space with an additional play area, bicycle parking spaces and conversion of two existing dwellings to bicycle, refuse and ancillary storage.