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Islington Approve 250 City Road

Plans by BUJ Architects for 250 City Road in the London Borough of Islington have been approved by the local council.

The scheme has been developed as a joint venture by Land Securities, Galliard Homes and Frogmore and includes an 85 metre tall, 27 storey tower and a neighbouring four to ten storey u-shaped building on a site that's located to the south of the long-running City Road Basin development.

Although largely residential with 720 new apartments on offer, of which 82 are aimed at the intermediate section of the market and 94 socially rented, it will also have 10,280 square metres of office space, 2,389 square metres of retail space and 1,112 square metres for restaurants and cafes. There will also be a new public plaza that will be approached by pedestrian circulation routes from the south of the site.

The brownfield site has been masterplanned to fit in with the eventual construction of City Basin which includes two towers and is part of the plans to create a mini cluster of residential buildings in and around what is considered to be one of the best development sites in Islington.

That said, City Road Basin has been floating around since 2002 in various forms with a planning application filed in 2005 and none of the tall buildings there have yet been built.

Land Securities and their partners do however have a good record of delivery so expecting to wait the best part of a decade for construction of what will be more much needed housing in one London's most central boroughs is a scenario unlikely to happen.

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250 City Road, London
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