Improving the buildings on Highbury Fields
The council currently has £551,226.49, funded by s106 contributions, to improve the north east corner of Highbury Fields, adjacent to Highbury Grove. Central to this project is the development of new built facilities, to replace several existing poor quality buildings in need of replacement. This project is in its very early stages and we will need to raise more money to achieve this scheme in its entirety but we want to deliver up to Stage 3 which would be confirming a design for the improvements. This is the aim of this scheme.
Appointment of a designer
Following an extensive procurement process we are pleased to announce that we have appointed Levitate as the architect for this project. Thank you to those who helped us make this appointment by voting in the two-day event last month, the comments and feedback you made on the day will be very useful. If you didn’t get an opportunity to attend, you can view the boards below in the ‘Useful Document’ section. The boards are anonymous and labelled A – D. Levitate’s contribution is marked ‘D’.
What happens next
Please keep checking back here for more information on what happens next as information will follow in due course. Stakeholders will also be kept up-to-date via the project mailing list – if you would like to join this please email Highbury fields improvement.
Please take a look at the ‘Useful Documents’ section at the bottom of this page. Here you will find a copy of the strategic design brief, which was used to procure an architect, alongside a copy of another important document called 'The Vision'. Produced in 2007, this document was created as a reference for the future maintenance, protection and sustainability of the fields. Whilst it is not a comprehensive strategy, The Vision identifies broad priorities that this scheme will address.