The proposals by Viridis to redevelop the former Guardian offices at 119 Farringdon Road are available from the following link – click HERE
Alternatively, to download the PDF of the Exhibition Boards, click here: guardian building exhibition boards
When considering the impact of this development, it is worth bearing in mind, the wider context, with Mount Pleasant and the NCP Car Park across the road, which is also currently seeking planning permission for offices and a hotel. To read more about this, click HERE
Also related is this letter in the Islington Tribune from the Chair of the Islington Tree Wardens:
The redevelopment has been designed by Allford Hall Monaghan and Morris (AHMM) for the developer Viridis. Some of you will remember AHMM from the RMG’s Mount Pleasant proposal. They are the ‘award winning’ architects that claim to be “pre-eminent in the education sector with a number of key projects that are setting new standards for learning environments.” Their contribution to Mount Pleasant was a 15-storey tower outside the entrance of Christopher Hatton Primary School, that caused such horror among staff, pupils, parents and local residents when revealed in 2012.