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.
Following an extensive procurement process that included a two-day public voting event in September, we have appointed Levitate as the architect for this project. Thank you to those who helped us make this appointment, the comments and feedback you made on the day will be very useful.
Stage 1 Consultation
We have just completed the first round of consultation which will help determine whether the improvement plans will centre around one or more buildings. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to visit the two-day consultation event on Wednesday 28th Feb and Thursday 1st March and to those of you took part online. All of your feedback and comments have been logged and will be taken into account. We are currently going through all of the information and a consultation report will be compiled and circulated 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 HighburyFieldsImprovement@islington.gov.uk.
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.