Improving the buildings on Highbury Fields
The council currently has £551,226.49, funded by section 106 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.
We have just completed a Stage 1 consultation which will help determine whether the improvement plans will centre around one or more buildings and are in the process of collating this information before a consultation report explaining the results is made public in due course. Please check back here for updates.
Please take a look at the 'useful documents' section at the bottom of this page, where 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.