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21-storey skycrapers get go-ahead

Two skyscrapers which will tower 106 metres above Finsbury Park station in north London have been approved by the borough council.

The complex will also have 335 flats, a restaurant, a cafe, shops and offices and will take five years to complete. Cycle spaces and flexible floor space for leisure activities are also included in the plan for the towers.

The site of the two 21-storey buildings will be the largest in Islington since Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium was built.

Terry Stacy, the leader of Islington Council, said: ‘Finsbury Park needs regeneration - this scheme will do that. It’s the largest regeneration project in Islington since the Emirates Stadium and it’s long overdue.’

The City North Islington Trading Estate site will be bulldozed to make space for the site.

Jack Morris, who chairs the Islington family firm which turned Upper Street’s Royal Agricultural Hall into the Business Design Centre in the 1980s, is behind the project.

‘We’re very proud of this design. It’s a really fine piece of architecture that will create a better and vibrant town centre,’ he claimed.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Since when has a 21-storey structure been classified as a skyscraper !
    In NCE we expect to be told who the designers are - the architect and the engineers.

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  • Barry Walton

    Check the title carefully. Whatever else they are they will be the tallest toilets in Britain and perhaps the world.

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