The vision for the regeneration of 250 City Road, a triangular site between Angel and Old Street Stations, is to transform a low density 1980s business park into a high-density, low energy residential community.

The Project

Bringing together a mixture of uses, from places to live and work to a range of new restaurants, shops and cafes, the scheme includes two elegant residential towers of 42 and 36 storeys. These contribute to the area’s wider development strategy by concluding a planned cluster of high-rise buildings, while providing a distinctive new landmark for Islington.

Designed to naturally conserve energy, the buildings’ mass provides protection from the noise and pollution of City Road, as well as blocking northerly winds, and the towers have been designed to minimise down draughts to create comfortable public spaces.

Client
Berkeley Homes

Main Contractor
Berkeley Homes

Architects
Foster + Partners

Scope
Brickwork, Blockwork & Scaffolding