City Road Basin, EC1

Regeneration of City Road Basin follows decades of industrial decline along the length of the Regent’s Canal. Commissioned initially by Islington Council to unlock land ownerships with different interests, the masterplan establishes visual and pedestrian connections between the waterway and the busy City Road. This entailed decking over a major electricity substation to create a public piazza, with three distinctive ventilation shafts animating the space with colour and light. Adjoining sites are currently being developed for residential towers, which will further enliven the site.

Main Contractor: Ardmore