Posted Dec 15 2022 | By Lotta Nyman

Islington net zero carbon pilot housing project given green light

We have secured planning permission for a pilot net zero carbon housing scheme for the London Borough of Islington, designed to deliver exemplar homes and help address the climate emergency.

Located on Vorley Road, the scheme comprises three buildings with a total of 72 homes, 51% of which will be for social rent, and all will be designed to Passivhaus standards. All the homes are dual or triple aspect with views towards Girdlestone Park or the city.

Much needed improvements will also be made to the local park, play areas and streetscape thanks to additional planting to enhance biodiversity alongside sustainable urban drainage systems.

The scheme, which is on a narrow site, will also include new community facilities in a civic podium, consisting of a new home for Archway Library and a new medical centre. The three buildings above carefully mediate between the 1960s massing of the town centre ‘island’ and the surrounding Girdlestone Estate.

Construction on the scheme is set to start in 2023.