Now, with the final phases of the development underway, there is an opportunity for you to join this exciting, established community with a selection of stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments overlooking the landscaped gardens of Packington Square.
With a heritage traceable to the times of Tudor England, life in Packington Square is woven into the history of Islington.
In 1563, under the reign of Elizabeth I, Islington noblewoman Dame Anne Packington bequeathed a 60-acre expanse of land to the Clothworkers’ Company, one of the great livery companies of London. The land was used for housing to generate rent that the Company then distributed as alms to the local parish. Within three centuries the area had become one of Islington’s quintessential residential areas.
By the late 19th century there was an established community living within Packington. Elegant Georgian and Victorian houses on tree-lined avenues created a defining image of the borough.
Islington council acquired the neighbourhood in the 1960s and, by the turn of the century, it was clear it needed serious investment and, accordingly, planning started. At the heart of the values behind the Packington Square project is the idea that a socially mixed community benefits everyone.
With these laudable aims a driving force, it’s fitting that this highly ambitious and progressive regeneration scheme, developed in partnership by Hyde and Rydon, has won multiple industry awards including National Housing Awards’ Best Regeneration Project and What House Development of the Year.
The regeneration is now reaching its successful conclusion, with the last phase of the demolition and rebuild programme being delivered. Nearly 600 new homes have been delivered to date, together with new community and youth facilities, retail space and a new Islington square. In all, over £170m is being invested in transforming this area of Islington, to create a new and vibrant, rich and diverse community. Part of the project’s triumph is that living here is as equally desirable for residents whose families have been a part of the community’s fabric for generations as it is for people drawn to the area’s myriad attractions for the first time.
Ten years on from the day ground was first broken, Packington Square is now a well-established development in an unrivalled Islington location. Perfectly situated a stone’s throw from Hoxton at its borders, well within sight of the capital’s financial heart, yet still renowned for its strong sense of community, it doesn’t take much to see why this global village has become one of the most desirable parts of London. Packington Square comes with a slice of social history.
Packington Square is the final phase in a development that has transformed this pocket of Islington.Read more
Packington Square is a great example of ‘visible mending’ of the urban fabric: new streets and squares are knitted together with the surrounding neighbourhood and community.