More on Finsbury Park:
is London's largest housing regeneration project. This £1 billion, 20 year project is a joint venture between house builder, Berkeley Homes, Hackney council and housing association Genesis. Sitting on the banks of the New River and overlooking the West and East reservoirs over 2,000 former council flats are being demolished and some 4,600 new homes are being built for a combination of social rent, shared ownership and private sale.
There will be three new parks, a community centre, library, children's centre and shops and restaurants. So far nearly 450 homes have been demolished and 850 new homes built.
Berkeley Homes (020 8985 9918) is selling flats at prices never before seen in the neighbourhood. There are currently two phases for sale: Water's Edge completes in winter 2013; prices for a three-bedroom flat start at £785,000; in New River Gardens which completes in 2014, two-bedroom flats start at £570,000 and three-bedroom flats at £610,000.
City North – known locally as the Twin Towers - on Fonthill Road, is a £130 million redevelopment of a former trading estate from developers United House City North. There will be 308 one- to four-bedroom flats in two 21-storey tower blocks coupled with office, shops, restaurants, a tree-lined piazza and roof terraces. Prices range from £275,000 to £1 million. Call 01322 665522.
Nearby on Stroud Green Road, art picture framers, John Jones are redeveloping their site with new workshops, an arts building and student accommodation for 475 students.