Holloway Road is located in the London Borough of Islington, between the conservation areas of Highbury Fields and St Mary Magdalene. 

The development is known as Highbury Gardens, and blends traditional architecture with contemporary design, reviving the traditional London mansion block concept. 

Our Project

We advised urban development and investment company First Base on the government’s London Wide Affordable Housing Initiative, which aims to develop a range of sites for a range of housing uses working alongside partner organisations. 

Working alongside humanist architects Porphyrios Associates, First Base designed a mixed-use scheme that was sensitive to the area’s historic character and delivered much-needed affordable units.
It consists of 119 homes oriented around a new landscaped courtyard, 39 of which were for affordable rent and are owned and managed by Southern Housing Group. The scheme has been completed.

Key info

This project is

  • Engage


Completed Summer 2011


Holloway London
United Kingdom


  • Affordable Housing
  • Mixed use development

Project contact

Ben Bolgar

Project partners

  • First Base
  • Porphyrios Associates