465a Caledonian Road

Client: Opticrealm Ltd

Year: 2007 Budget: £5 million

Planning permission has been granted by Islington Council for a new building adjacent to Caledonian Road Underground station.

This mixed-use development replaces a single storey plumber’s merchant warehouse and includes two new restaurants at ground and basement floors as well as eight flats and three floors of offices. The building has open terraces at high level on the street elevation and at floors two to five at the rear. The set-back to the fifth floor flats is clad in oxidised copper. A green roof is planned that will mimic the habitat of the adjacent nature conservation area.