Name Of Project
University of North London
& Islington Council
Urban | Public
A strategic planning document produced with the London Metropolitan University’s Cities Institute and a range of experts from the transport, investment and housing sectors – to outline the opportunities for the university in the context of the rapid changes occurring in proximity to and as a consequence of Arsenal’s proposal for a new 60,000 seat stadium and allied developments.
The commission involved reviewing a range of critical issues associated with changes in and around the ‘Holloway Transverse’ area, with the intention of publishing strategic guidance for development propositions for the University, Arsenal Stadium and the London Borough of Islington.
The document outlined a range of options creating a special policy zone, the reconfiguration of the Holloway Road as a series of ‘branded episodes’ – each with a coherent transport infrastructure, a range of ideas for extending the tourism potential of match days and an urban design strategy including landmark architectural projects around a north campus for the university.
Received warmly by the London Development Agency (LDA) and the LA, many of the recommendations were addressed though planning conditions and directly led to the delivery of Daniel Libeskind’s graduate school building facing onto Holloway Road.