The City Corporation is proposing regeneration of the site on Golden Lane to deliver a new school, City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI), for 420 pupils with 38 nursery places.
The scheme will also provide 66 much-needed homes for social rent. The new school and housing will be for both the City of London and London Borough of Islington residents.
The existing buildings on-site are ageing and there is not enough outdoor space to meet the modern requirements for school buildings. There is great potential to accommodate new, much needed educational facilities and housing on-site.
All the pupils of the new school will benefit from well-landscaped play space. The variety of levels across the site creates a creative space children can use to learn and explore.
The design of the outside space, through different levels and the positioning of the school hall, will have acoustic benefits helping to minimise the escape of noise created in the playground.