This redevelopment of the Redbrick Estate in Old Street provides 55 homes, new community facilities and retail space, and significant improvements to the communal outdoor spaces and parking areas as part of Islington’s council home building programme. Our brief was to examine ways we could improve the environment for existing residents, whilst offering much needed new homes for local people. The proposals involve the demolition of the existing garages and retail space, which will then be re-provided alongside a new larger community centre and three new residential buildings.
The upgraded external spaces will create a more welcoming and engaging place for estate residents. The new garden square will complement the existing courtyards, whilst new informal play spaces will be created within the estate to provide new safe play opportunities for younger children. Pedestrian routes through the estate will be improved, with new paving and planting used to define more private areas in front of ground floor homes.
View our sketchbook entry here.
Providing new homes and community facilities with new public realm within an existing council estate.