Hanging gardens of Islington: Developer Metropolis has completed a £3m residential complex in Goswell Road in Islington, north London, which comprises 14 luxury apartments and houses. Designed by architect Harper Mackay, the 2000 m2 scheme is based around a central courtyard and a has a series of layered gardens and wood-decked terraces. Before completion, the scheme was voted The Guardian's best new building of 2001. Construction manager was Metropolis, structural engineer was Rees Design and QS was Corrigan Gore Partners.