Islington Square | Shortlisted for New London Awards 2021
Islington Square been shortlisted in the 'Welcoming' and 'Mixing' categories in this year's New London Awards 2021.
The vibrant mixed-use scheme was designed as an inclusive and inviting place that creates opportunities and choices around social activity and authentic experiences.
The Edwardian former Royal Mail sorting office at the centre of the scheme is part of the personality of the place. Building on the rich and diverse physical and cultural identities that define this celebrated district of London, the building exteriors were restored to their original grandeur and the historic space reimagined with new purpose and vitality for the local community. The Grade II listed Post Office fronting Upper Street is one of two new pedestrian routes through to Esther Anne Place - a new flexible public realm and boulevard, designed as a natural meeting place and central to the scheme both physically and in its wider context as a destination.
The annual New London Awards, presented in association with the Mayor of London, celebrate the projects that best create a sustainable, civilised and egalitarian city, that respect London’s rich mix of old and new and that seek to improve the quality and standards of new design.
Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award.
The winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Lunch on Friday 26 November. Fingers crossed!
*UPDATE - Islington Square has won the 2021 NLA Mixing Award! Congratulations to all the team who worked together to bring this project to fruition.
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