Lovell has won a contract to overhaul Tottenham’s once notorious Broadwater Farm estate.

The Homes for Haringey arm’s-length management organisation (ALMO) has selected Lovell as its contractor to refurbish the north London estate, where one of the UK’s worst peacetime riots broke out in 1985.

Lovell is carrying out the project as part of a wider £60m contract that it has secured with the ALMO to bring up to scratch its housing stock in the north Tottenham area.

The ALMO, which has been set up to refurbish Haringey council’s 16,700 dwellings in line with the Decent Homes standard, has selected Apollo Group Holdings, Mulalley & Co and the Wates Group to carry out the remainder of the £300m contract.

It has also selected Potter Raper Partnership, Ridge and Partners, John Rowan & Partners, and Bucknall Austin as its construction consultants.

However, the release of funding that is necessary to carry out the revamp is conditional on Homes for Haringey receiving a favourable report from the Audit Commission on the quality of its housing management.