A trio of developers have been shortlisted for 1,400 homes next to new Spurs stadium
Haringey council has narrowed the field from six developers to three to deliver 1,400 homes next to Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.
The trio are Barratt, Lendlease and Linkcity (part of Bouygues). Countryside, Stanhope and Taylor Wimpey failed to make the cut.
A final decision is expected by the middle of this year.
The new £450m neighbourhood named High Road West will link the stadium with a new White Hart Lane station and include a park, restaurants, bars, cafés, library and learning centre and a public amphitheatre to host screenings and community events.
The scheme is part of wider regeneration plans by Haringey council for the area around Spurs’ new stadium, which will ultimately deliver 5,000 new homes and 4,000 new jobs.
The news came as the council also this week announced plans for a £3.5bn overhaul of its principal town centre, Wood Green, in the south of the borough.
It was the most radical of a series of options drawn up for the area, with the ambitious aim of delivering 7,800 homes and more than 5,500 sq m of employment space.
It would see the comprehensive redevelopment of 25 sites, including its own council offices and main library, the Vue cinema complex, and the district’s current The Mall shopping centre.
The housing target alone is an 80% increase on Haringey’s most recently-stated expectations for the area, but the borough said consultation exercises undertaken last year showed a clear majority of residents supported the “most ambitious” of its regeneration options.
According to a draft planning document, sites would generally be redeveloped to accommodate more dense mixed-use schemes with a residential element, while the town centre itself would be redesigned with two new squares.
Haringey’s proposals also feature a new “green pedestrian route” linking Wood Green with the grounds of Alexandra Palace, about one mile west, which is being redeveloped by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
And the council wants to attract more restaurants and cafés to the area, along with new workspace for creative business.
It also underscores that the blueprint is contingent on Transport for London pushing ahead with a version of the Crossrail 2 rail route that includes a spur through Wood Green.
One of the new squares proposed in the document would link the expected Crossrail 2 station with Wood Green’s existing Underground station.