Holcombe Market is nestled within the heart of Tottenham, close to Bruce Grove Station. Originally established over 100 years ago, this historic market site was relaunched by the same family in 2016, and is now a thriving hub of authentic food and culture. The market offers everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, a wide selection of cheese and charcuterie, artisan cakes and local street food.
Local traders are committed to sourcing only the highest quality produce, which over the past few years has helped the market grow organically, through the support of our local community. Holcombe Market is managed by Haringey Council and Hall’s Greengrocers. You can find out more about the market at https://holcombemarket.com/.
February 2021 – Re-Opening the Market Safely after Covid-19
With businesses and their employees facing tighter restrictions and greater uncertainty, the ERDF funded “Reopening High Street Safely Funding” programme supports initiatives aimed at helping town centre businesses and their customers through the current COVID-19 crisis. The funding includes short-term, small-scale physical interventions to public spaces such as signage, street markings and barriers, so that local centres can be managed safely while still sustaining the businesses with a strong customer base. This includes an exciting project at Holcombe Market in Tottenham.
The aim was to:
- Engage effectively with businesses to ensure that their businesses surrounding public realm was supportive of social distancing measures
- Deliver public realm interventions that can communicate to Haringey’s residents that it is safe to return to town centres and high streets, and that would encourage people to visit town centres and businesses while highlighting their responsibilities in ensuring that the local economy can reopen safely
- Deliver temporary public realm interventions that are in line with MHCLG Safer Public Places – Urban Centres and Green Spaces guidance
Following engagement with market traders at Holcombe Market, the council has delivered a solution that will support social distancing within the market and better connect the route from Stoneleigh Road at the rear of the market to the High Road. Working with two local designers, a pavement design has been developed with the businesses highlighting the importance of social distancing whilst celebrating the strength of the local community through the theme of ‘Spaced Apart; Rooted Together”.
The resilient thermoplastic layer combines the design and integrates with the market stalls, with queuing signs combined with the roots that represent the traders’ wares.
Andy Hall, owner and operator of Hall’s Greengrocers said:
"The traders are delighted to see the positive impact that the programme has had at Holcombe Market. Collectively we spoke with the Council’s Town Centre and Regeneration teams about some of our concerns around a lack of space for safe social distancing and a lack of colour overall, and they listened.The new designs are very colourful and impactful, and our customers are now able to monitor their distance from one another in a creative way.”
In spring 2021, the Council will be looking to further invest into the area with improved lighting and other improvements such as a green ‘living’ wall and planters to improve the look and feel of the area with a focus on introducing air quality enhancing planting. Collectively, the scheme will enhance the market as an important, attractive and safe destination for the community.
Other RHSS interventions include Spouters Corner at Wood Green and Broadway, Crouch End.
December 2016 – a new Market for Holcombe
Holcombe Market, which has been trading in the area for nearly 100 years, has re-opened after a major refurbishment.
In 2012, Haringey Council secured £750,000 of funding from the Mayor of London to improve the public spaces in Bruce Grove Town Centre. A Bruce Grove Stakeholder group, which brings together local residents and businesses, was set up in 2012 to drive forward plans for the area. The plans for Holcombe Road Market have been drawn up in close collaboration with them.
The Market, opposite Bruce Grove Station, has a new and improved layout, new kiosks and new paving.
Stalls include Hall’s Greengrocers, Thompson’s Seafood and Brown Eagle. Dave Hall who runs Hall’s Greengrocers with his brother Andy said:
“The new market looks amazing and we’ve had an overwhelming response from local residents. Hopefully this will be the start of the next successful chapter in our family-run business which has been trading in Tottenham for approaching a century.”
The official opening ceremony for the market took place on Saturday 3 December with a celebration of the investment around a ‘shop local’ theme.