A problematic site for the local authority, it was used for an illegal market in the early 1990’s following several aborted plans to develop a commercial scheme.
The site was brought unconditionally from the Dame Alice Owen Trust, with a planning clawback mechanism which delivered further value to the vendor.
The scheme was promoted for residential use and negotiated as a high density, mixed-use content.
During the public consultation process, an architectural competition was sought, which culminated in the selection of Chassay and Last as the scheme designer.
The development is now an Angel landmark, with its prominent curved tower dominating the approach to Angel from the City. Angel Southside shows an ability to identify and transform a semi-drerlict site into a desirable, upmarket location.