It was fantastic to see so many residents at the summer celebration on 15th September. We’re thrilled that over 100 of you joined us and enjoyed the games, food and nice weather!

Over the next few months we’re holding a series of workshops for all residents to discuss more detail of the plans for the Barnsbury Transformation. These will be focused on New Barnsbury and the landscape proposals that will benefit all residents. Separate workshops dedicated to the refurbishment of Old Barnsbury will be organised by Newlon at a later date.

These workshops are an extremely important part of our work together – they’re a chance to discuss the plans for the Estate before we submit a planning application to Islington Council. Your input into these workshops will shape the future of the Estate.

We will also host some wider consultation sessions for the Estate’s neighbours and the local community so they can see and comment on the plans.

If our proposals are accepted by Islington Council and we receive planning permission, we’ll be able to start building work on the Estate.


We want to ensure the BEST project will continue to be led by you, the residents. So, before our planning application is submitted to Islington Council in early 2022, we’ll be running another series of workshops at the Community Centre.

These workshops are really important to make sure your voice is heard as we’re shaping the future of the Estate. In our first workshop we’ll be explaining exactly how you can influence the plans, while providing you with more details of the block designs and landscaping across the Estate, including Old Barnsbury.

Resident Workshops

  • Wednesday 20 October 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8pm
  • Saturday 23 October, 10am-2pm

Public Consultation

  • Tuesday 2 November, 4-8pm
  • Saturday 6 November, 10am-2pm

All events will take place at the Barnsbury Community Centre, 12 Jays Street, N1 0FE

Old Barnsbury Refurbishment Consultation

The workshops listed above will concentrate on the transformation proposals for the whole Estate. Newlon will organise another set of workshops just for Old Barnsbury residents to discuss the refurbishment in detail, and will write to you when these dates are confirmed.