New lease of life for Bruce Grove Toilets

Haringey Council are planning to bring the iconic public conveniences in Bruce Grove back to life.

The building which is Grade II listed and within the Bruce Grove conservation area, will be restored thanks to funding from Haringey Council and the Greater London Authority’s Good Growth Fund. 

Expressions of interest for the building are now closed. We are piloting a ‘Community Wealth Building Lease’ for the site and work is underway to select an operator.

A Planning and Listed Building Consent application will be submitted in December and comments are welcomed via Haringey Council's planning portal. 

Working with local groups

Working closely with The Last Elm (external link) – a local community group and architects DK-CM (external link) the council will ensure that any proposed designs maintain the existing aesthetics and structure. Below is an artist’s impression of what the building could look like.

When the renovations are complete, the building which has been vacant since the 1970s, will be brought back to life and given a new use to add to the vibrancy of the area.

Open House

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019 Open House Sessions were held at the former toilets. 

Those that attended could see an exhibition of the plans, meet the team, ask questions and give feedback on the proposed design and there was an opportunity to peek inside the Gents loos.Tours also took place, which were led by local Heritage Champions and community groups, to uncover the treasures and heritage of Bruce Grove. Alongside this documentary filmmaker Alex Jones also captured reminiscences about the Public Conveniences and Bruce Grove in years gone by. 

The High Road Strategy

In February, the Tottenham High Road Strategy was approved by Haringey Council's Cabinet. This strategy sets out our long-term plans to improve Bruce Grove and Tottenham High Road. Bringing the former Bruce Grove toilets back to life are a key part of this. 

Already completed High Road improvement projects include the popular transformation of Holcombe Road Market, revamped shop fronts along the High Road and improved alleyways in Bruce Grove.