David Lammy opens landmark Tottenham Regeneration scheme
17th Jul 2014
On Friday 11th July local MP David Lammy formally opened Isobel Place, a development of 109 affordable homes on the site of a derelict former depot behind Tottenham Town Hall.
Developed by Newlon Housing Trust, working in partnership with Haringey Council and English Heritage, Isobel Place is the second stage of the project to renovate Tottenham Town Hall. It forms a natural link between the renovated Town Hall, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and the Marcus Garvey Library and Leisure Centre, helping to create a vibrant new community around Tottenham Green.
Centred around two green courtyard spaces the site includes family homes in restored Victorian workshops as well as new-build homes. The restored workshops include a new clock tower that replicates the original site architecture and more than 16,000 bricks were salvaged and reused during the development.
Guests at the opening included Councillor Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing and Petr Smrček, a Deputy Minister from the Czech Republic visiting the UK to look at examples of excellence in affordable housing.
On opening Isobel Place David Lammy said: “It’s exciting to see these new homes at the heart of Tottenham, helping local people set down roots and strengthening our vibrant community.”
Councillor Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: “Tottenham Green is central to the regeneration of Tottenham, and residents have made it clear they feel very strongly that it is the heart of Tottenham. Regeneration isn’t just about bricks and mortar, so high-quality affordable housing like this is crucial so that families can build a life here and see their children grow up in a safe and secure community.”
Sarah Ebanja, Chair of Newlon Housing Trust, said ‘’I am really proud that this beautiful new development is providing new high quality affordable homes for local people and has brought this formerly derelict site and the Town Hall back into use for the benefit of the local community.’’