Sitting to the west of Finsbury Park underground station and running parallel to a national rail line is the City North development. In total, the scheme will deliver 355 homes, 47 of which will be affordable home that have been sold in a separate transaction to Newlon Housing Trust.
The project will deliver 109,000 sq.ft of commercial space which will be let to, amongst others, a cinema operator and a supermarket.
At the heart of the scheme is a new entrance to Finsbury Park underground station; Telford Homes worked closely with London Underground in order to design and construct the required infrastructure. The station entrance will link into a substantial new area of public realm.
In addition to the smart engineering solutions to enable the continuous service of the local transport infrastructure, careful optimisation of the design informed a hybrid solution of a unitised façade and precast panels to ensure buildability and minimise disruption to neighbours.