Telford Homes acquired the site under a subject to planning contract from London and Continental Railways (LCR) in April 2013. The Pavilions was a challenging site, constrained by HS1 and Thames Water infrastructure running below the site, overground railway infrastructure running parallel to it, and a designation as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).
We engaged Jestico & Whiles as well as Standerwick Land Design, and worked closely with LB Islington to sensitively design a scheme that maximised the residential capacity of the site without compromising the nature conservation designation.
In December 2014 LB Islington granted planning permission for 156 new homes, of which 38% (60 homes) are affordable with the remainder for private rent. In addition to the new homes, the scheme is delivering a substantially enhanced SINC, incorporating an educational nature trail and bird hide for use by local school and community groups.The Pavilions provides a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes. An additional linear mansion block overlooks the central pedestrian and cycle route with doorstep play space facing the nature conservation area.