Shortlist Chosen for Finsbury Competition
Five architectural practices have been shortlisted from over 60 applicants to take part in the design phase of a competition to re-develop the 'City North Site' in Finsbury Park, north London. They are:
- Benson & Forsyth LLP
- Studio Egret West
- Panter Hudspith Architects
- John McAslan & Partners
The site is located adjacent to Finsbury Park Station, one of the busiest transport interchanges in London outside of Zone 1, and has the potential to act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider Finsbury Park area. The competition brief seeks proposals that will improve the quality of public spaces and provide a range of land uses including residential, retail, offices, conference space, restaurants and cafes.
The architects will present their design proposals to the judging panel, which will include representatives of the promoter (the Business Design Centre Group) and RIBA architect adviser Andrew Taylor, in early April 2008.