PTEa won the competition to redevelop the Packington Estate in Islington in 2005, and we are currently transforming this 1970s estate to create 800 new mixed-tenure homes. The scheme aims to reintegrate the old estate into the surrounding area by reinstating the pattern of Victorian streets and elegant squares typical to Islington, and to add a waterside park running the full length of the site alongside the Regent’s Canal.
Towards the borders of the neighbourhood, family houses with private gardens blend seamlessly with the surrounding original housing stock: the inclusion in our masterplan of a high proportion of proper family houses has been a key factor in the success of the scheme. We were the only team to offer these, and it was our comprehensive consultation with existing residents which made us realise that they would be the key to success.
The first phase bordering the canal is now complete, and the second phase is under construction.
Client Hyde Housing Association /
Dates 2006 - 2014
Location: London, GB