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 delivery significant social impact to communities across the borough. 

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Work for the Selby Centre

The Selby Centre is looking for a community-minded, confident, organised individual with an interest in communications and PR, and community engagement to join them for a six-month paid internship.

This position is only open to Haringey residents. 

Working with architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects you will play an active role in helping to deliver a new Selby Centre, new homes and a new sports facility on Bull Lane Playing Fields. Your time will be divided between Karakusevic Carson Architects’ studio in Bermondsey and the Selby Trust on Selby Road in Tottenham.

As part of the project you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with Haringey Council, the architecture and landscape design team and Selby Trust in a supportive environment to develop knowledge and skills in community engagement and communication strategies, methods and techniques.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 16 February 2020. Interviews will take place on Monday 24 February 2020. 

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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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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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Updates 

  • 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 2020

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.

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More information

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