About the Selby Centre

The Selby Centre, a large community hub, is housed in a former secondary school in north Tottenham, on the border with Enfield is managed by the Selby Trust. The centre is home to over 100 diverse social action organisations deliver significant social impact to communities across the borough. 

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What are the plans for the Selby Centre?

First and foremost the Selby Centre will continue to be the Selby Centre.

Our community buildings and facilities play an important role in providing voluntary and community services in Haringey. They are a hub for services that benefit local people, particularly some of our most vulnerable residents, and contribute to a stronger society. Community buildings provide spaces for voluntary and community groups where they can deliver a range of activities and where residents can access support, services and information.

However, both the council and the Selby Trust recognise the site the centre sits on could be better used and that the existing building is not fit for purpose.

Haringey Council and the Selby Trust are committed to the collaborative redevelopment of the site to ensure this best serves the local community by exploring plans for:

  • A new Selby Centre building
  • New council housing
  • Space for businesses to thrive
  • Community facilities and leisure space for local people to enjoy

Early discussions are also considering the inclusion of Bull Lane (Playing field) as part of the re-development which potentially include a state-of-the-art football facilities  – enabling local people to participate and enjoy recreational and sports activities.

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Memorandum of Understanding

In March 2019 Haringey Council and the Selby Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU sets out joint aspirations and agreed ways of working between the partners to ensure the successful re-provision and development of the Selby site.

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Let's talk about the Selby Centre

June 2021

Haringey Council and the Selby Trust are working in partnership to develop a joint vision for the existing Selby Centre and Bull Lane sites. The vision is to create a new Selby Urban Village, made up of new homes, including council homes, new sporting facilities, a new park and a new Selby Centre, which will be at the heart of the new community.

In February we shared the second round of engagement material regarding proposals for a new Selby Urban Village. 

We would like to say a big thank you for your feedback which has helped shape the emerging design proposals. The full report summarising all the comments we received can be found on the project website (external link).

We have analysed all responses and are now happy to share with you our updated design proposals for a new Selby Centre, new homes (including council homes), as well as improved sports and leisure facilities.

These will form the third round of engagement activities that will run for a period of four weeks from Monday 14 June until Friday 9 July 2021. Once again, we really want your ideas for the site and have ensured there are different ways that you can get involved. 



Please visit our dedicated website (external link) where you can find short, narrated films covering our initial thoughts and an online survey where you can leave us your views and feedback.

We will also be hosting a virtual drop-in session which will be an opportunity to meet members of the design team and council and ask any questions you may have. This will take place on Tuesday 22 June from 6:00-7:30 pm. If you would like to attend, please visit (external link) to register.


In person event

We will be hosting a covid-secure exhibition where you can meet the architects and council team at the Selby Centre on Tuesday 29 June from 12:00-7:30 pm. 


By phone

We are also able to offer a telephone conversation to go through the engagement materials. If you would like to arrange a call, please ring 0208 489 2385 and leave a message with your name and number. A member of the design team will then ring you back to arrange a suitable time.

We are committed to ensuring that the local community shape proposals for the Selby site and look forward to receiving your feedback on the developed design ideas.


  • October 2019

KCA have been appointed to commence design proposals and will start engagement with the current providers and users of the Selby Centre as well as the local community to feed into these designs, with a preferred design option presented in the autumn of 2020.

  • October 2019

‘We Made This’ and ‘Counter Culture’ will be working alongside the masterplanners KCA to develop a detailed organisational vision for the Selby Centre and an operating model for the future community uses on site.

  • December 2019

MK Surveys have been appointed by Haringey Council to make a measured survey of the Selby Centre and Bull Lane sites. If you would like more information on the project email us at tottenhamregeneration@haringey.gov.uk.

  • November 2020

We are happy to announce that on Monday 23 November, we will be launching the first of our community engagement activities on the initial design ideas for the project. The engagement period will run for 4 weeks until 18 December.

  • February 2021 

In February we held the project's second round of engagement. The event ran from 15 February to 21 March and included a variety of formats, including mail-outs to local residents, a series of films and two online drop-in sessions. Thank you to everyone who shared your feedback with us. You can download the summary (external link)  which outlines the key responses and comments.

  • June 2021 

The next public engagement launches on June 14. We have been working really hard to make sure we can share our ideas with as many people as possible through a range of formats, despite the limitations of the pandemic. This time we are happy to announce we will be holding an outdoor drop-in exhibition! The engagement will run from 14 June until 09 July and you can access the information right here from the project website. (external website)

To find out more about the project and to have your say please visit the dedicated website (external link)

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More information

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