Fourteen historic properties in North Tottenham have been restored in the first phase of Haringey Council’s £2.3m project, which is generously supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (external link).
Cuttle Construction (external link) undertook the conservation works and engaged two apprentices - in carpentry and quantity surveying. The architects were Survey & Design Partnership (external link). The Tottenham CAAC (external link) are closely involved in the project with volunteer representatives on the design team and Partnership Board.
The Georgian and Victorian buildings along the High Road were chosen for grants based on their contribution to the Conservation Area at the junction of Northumberland Park Road and White Hart Lane. This is on Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ register due to economic deprivation, neglect and development pressure locally.
As well as new shopfronts in a traditional style, improvements have included paint removal, reinstating timber sash windows and lighting, as well as getting rid of satellite dishes and estate agent signs.
Ten more properties along the High Road will be restored from Spring 2019.
Improving the appearance of the streetscape will create an attractive shopping destination at the northern gateway to Tottenham. Retail Revival (external link) is helping traders in North Tottenham with support from visual display to marketing and training such as food hygiene.
In parallel, a series of activities to engage local people with heritage culminated with the Memories of the High Road exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum. This is well worth a visit before it ends on 1 July and includes some surprising revelations.
A two year programme of engagement accompanied the construction works. We now have a team of Heritage Champions – local people trained in a variety of conservation related skills – to help keep an eye on Tottenham’s heritage. Local schools and the Sixth Form College are the new generation inspired by the Heritage of the High Road.
- THI Project summary (PDF, 2.4 MB)
- Activity Programme evaluation (PDF, 1.7MB)
- Traditional building skills in Tottenham (PDF, 1 MB)
- THI information panels (PDF, 1.1MB)
- North Tottenham Conservation Area Appraisal (external link)
- Heritage Regeneration projects in Haringey (external link)