Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the project and helped shape our plans.

We are pleased to share that following several rounds of engagement, our planning application has now been submitted to Islington Council and you can leave a comment via the link at the bottom of the home page

Copies of our Design and Access Statement, and Statement of Community Involvement can also be found below.

Welcome

We are pleased to share that following several rounds of engagement, our planning application has now been submitted to Islington Council and can be found at the following link.

Copies of our Design and Access Statement, and Statement of Community Involvement can also be found below.

OUR VISION

176-178 York Way is a vacant and underused site, offering little in terms of employment space and has attracted anti-social behaviour such as fly-tipping. There is an opportunity to create a world class employment hub on the site, maximising the potential of the location between two vibrant communities in King’s Cross and Caledonian Road.

 

Proposed view of the site from York Road Station

Proposed view of the site from York Way

Proposed view of the Lobby

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF 176 – 178 YORK WAY

We are pleased to share that following several rounds of engagement, our planning application has now been submitted to Islington Council and can be found under the reference P2024/0844/FUL

Here you will find many documents related to the application, but most important to note is our Statement of Community Involvement and the Design and Access Statement, which can be found below:

176 – 178 York Way Statement of Community Involvement
Design and Access Statement

The submission has been informed by nearly 300 conversations with local people about the future of the site and the benefits the scheme could bring to the area, including:

  • New job opportunities for local people
  • Educational opportunities for local schools and young people
  • Affordable workspace for local businesses and startups
  • Improvements to the local area, including new green space, with a new pocket garden to improve biodiversity
  • Narrowing Randall’s Road, with wider pavements and clear cycle paths
  • A new route through Bingfield Street, making the areas around the site clearer for pedestrians

This is an exciting project for an important area of Islington, and we will continue to work with the community to ensure we are making the most of the opportunity. We are also planning more activities on the site and will be sponsoring the Cally Festival in the summer.

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Have your say

Thank you for reviewing our proposals for the redevelopment of 176 – 178 York Way.

The feedback period has now closed, however should you have any further questions or comments about our proposals please don’t hesitate to contact our community engagement team via the contact us page.

If you wish to support our scheme, you can write to the Islington Council via the link.

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Location

 

WHAT YOU’VE TOLD US ALREADY

In summer 2023 we carried out a survey of local residents, to hear about your ambitions for the area.

You told us you wanted to improve public space and connectivity with Caledonian Road, as well as improving greenery and play spaces. All of these ideas – and more – feature in our plans.

We want to create:

  • A new science and technology building to solve the world’s biggest challenges, support the growing businesses in Islington, and provide skills and jobs for residents.
  • 10% affordable workspace: policy compliant offer, located on the 1st floor, accessed through the main entrance.
  • A bespoke 5-year social value plan engaging local schools and residents to improve skills and access into science and technology jobs.
  • Improved public spaces in and around the site which includes improved public space and connections to Caledonian Road, and new play space.
  • A sustainable development that responds to the climate emergency and seeks to maximise the opportunities to transition to a lower carbon world.
  • An open and inviting ground floor designed to be safer, more attractive, and better connect the communities around it, with creator and educational space.

For further information on this process, please read our report here:

  176-178 York Way – Listening Exercise November 2023

 

THE CURRENT SITE

 

Public Consultation

DECEMBER 2023

In December 2023, we held three public consultation events on site with more information about our proposals.  You can view the exhibition boards here:

December 2023 – Public Exhibition Boards

 

FEBRUARY 2024

Thank you to all those who attended our public exhibition in February 2024.

If you were unable to attend, but would still like to view our proposals, they can be viewed via the link below:

February 2024 – Public Exhibition Boards

As part of our February 2024 exhibition we also produced a video flythrough of our proposals which can also be viewed below:

 

MARCH 2024 – CONSULTATION UPDATE

We have also produced a report following on from our public engagement. You can read this document by clicking the link below:

York Way March 2024 Public Consultation Update

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