Photos of recently completed residential development project

This recently completed development is on a prominent corner of Essex Road in Islington, facing South Library, a large red brick Grade II Listed library building of architectural significance. The site is also adjacent to the Canonbury and Cross Street Conservation Areas.

The scheme involved the partial demolition of the existing building, down to first floor level, and provides 6 contemporary flats arranged over 4 floors above a Costa coffee shop that was retained and remained operational throughout the construction works.

The key design challenges were to relate the development to both the adjacent listed Library, as well as the adjoining terrace frontage along Essex Road, and to provide sufficient new residential accommodation to ensure the viability of the project.

Additional images and project details can be seen on the dedicated project page.

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