Finsbury Leisure Centre Islington Competition

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RIBA Finsbury Leisure Centre Islington Competition

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16 Aug 2016

Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition Winner

St Luke’s Design Competition Winner

Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects has won this RIBA competition to design a leisure and health centre in north London.

Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition Winner


Hawkins Brown
Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition Winner

The judging panel said the approach by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects contained the “most creative and forward-thinking” ideas for the new civic building.

Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition Winner

Judges praised all five design teams for the dedication, time and resources they ploughed into their entries which gave them the chance to compare a “range of high-quality design ideas” for the site.

Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Competition Winner

The redevelopment will provide new council homes and improved public space as well as the leisure centre itself which will accommodate leisure facilities, a nursery and GP’s surgery under one roof.

6 Jan 2016

St Luke’s Design Competition

St Luke’s Design Competition Shortlist

RIBA Competitions and Islington Council are pleased to announce the shortlist for the St Luke’s design competition.

The five shortlisted teams are:

 Grimshaw Architects LLP
 Hawkins\Brown Architects LLP
 Henley Halebrown Rorrison with Tim Ronalds Architects and Sergison Bates Architects
 Pollard Thomas Edwards
 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The five teams will now work up concept designs for the site, and one firm will be selected as the winner.

Finsbury Leisure Centre Islington

The Council was delighted by the initial response to the project which attracted a very strong field of architectural practices from across Europe.

Cllr James Murray, Islington Council’s executive member for housing and development, said “This is an exciting and ambitious project to build new council homes for local people and a new civic building that will bring together leisure, health, childcare, and our energy centre under one roof.

“It’s important to us to make sure our new council homes and public buildings are well-designed. We look forward to seeing designs from the shortlisted teams so we can consult the public on their views.”

St Luke’s Design Competition Background

Islington Council – Members of the public can find further information about the design competition and the wider redevelopment of the site on Islington Council’s website –

Design proposals will be exhibited at an exhibition open to the public. The exhibition will be held in March 2016. Further details will be available on the St Luke’s webpage.

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Finsbury Leisure Centre Islington Competition information from the RIBA

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