NAWIC Site Tour of Islington Square
CZWG and Galliard Homes are jointly hosting a guided site tour of Islington Square this Friday 1st of November as part of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) educational programme series of talks and events.
The Project Architect, Astrid Rehwald, an Associate at CZWG, and Lesley Lawson, Head of Design Coordination at Galliard Homes will discuss the context, project history and key features of the development, before leading participants on an interactive tour, and taking part in a Q&A and networking session afterwards.
Opening to the public in phases this year through to spring 2020, the £400m mixed-use development incorporates over 170,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, 260 high-quality apartments, an aparthotel, a leisure centre, cinema and office space. Islington Square is situated on the former site of the North London Royal Mail Sorting and Delivery Centre and spans a series of paved arcades and a central pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined boulevard running in parallel to Upper Street.
CZWG has designed the buildings to reflect the rich heritage of the site and embrace the character of the local community. The development has been restored to retain the original Edwardian red brick facades, while new design interventions contrast the existing structures through an architecture of curves.
Registration for the tour is open to members and non-members of NAWIC subject to ticket availability. All proceedings will go towards NAWIC’s Educational Fund. For more details and to register, visit the website.
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