Other than the street level considerations, the design and construction of Canonbury Cross was also affected by two tunnels that run directly underneath the site. One of which is the Victoria Line, and the other is part of the Great Northern Route which is due to be connected to the new Thameslink by 2018.
The close proximity to the tunnels and resulting vibration, needed careful consideration given the residential use above. While the reduction of vibration was not a planning condition, we, as long-term stewards of the building want to ensure resident satisfaction remains high. With our architects, we examined various options before settling on the use of an impact sound insulation matting fabric. This mat, consisting of high‐grade fibres of recycled rubber, has the added benefit of being an environmentally friendly solution to a complex problem.
Canonbury Cross includes three generous three-bedroom apartments, eighteen two-beds, thirteen spacious one-bedroom properties each with a contemporary open-plan layout. Most of the apartments also benefit from either a private terrace, courtyard or balcony.
Ten open-plan houses boast three bedrooms for urban families, while a further property offers two bedrooms for smaller families or couples who need a little more space. Each of the 2/3 storey townhouses benefits from an airy open-plan layout and both a courtyard and private terrace.