Canonbury Schoolhouse Apartments

Islington, London

  • Client: London Borough of Islington
  • Project Value: £700,000
  • Brief: New development infill development
  • Sustainability Initiatives: Super - Insulation Design to Code Level 4

Canonbury is a small housing development located on a brownfield site in Islington. It provides 3 high quality flats over 3 floors as part-own, part-rent apartments.

Each of these homes has been designed to meet the requirements set out in the London Housing SPG, Islington Housing Design Guide policies, Lifetime Homes and achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

The new development is close to two Conservation Areas and adjacent to a 2-sorey Victorian property which was once part of a terrace. Although not directly affected by them, the development was designed to reflect upon these areas through the quality, materiality, articulation and composition of the facades to simplify the planning process and engender support from the local community.