Shop front improvements
Shopfronts have been given a makeover along West Green Road with stylish new designs to welcome shoppers to the area and encourage more people to shop local.
21 independent businesses around Tottenham High Road and West Green Road have had their shop fronts revamped with bespoke motifs designed by owners and YOU&ME Architecture. Construction students at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London also gained on-site work experience as part of the project.
The scope of the project was to provide:
- New shop signage
- Light remedial work to the exterior of the lower ground of the building e.g. painting
- Bespoke branding and design proposals for window displays
- External artwork including walls and shutters
The £90,000 scheme – funded by the Greater London Authority and shopkeepers – follows a hugely successful pilot in West Green Road that saw Portuguese restaurant Bom Pecado, property agents ABBA and Uncle John’s Bakery receive bright new designs.
The facelifts are part of the council’s regeneration work to support local traders and make Tottenham’s shopping areas more welcoming for visitors, following consultation with residents and businesses during the last two years.
Maureen Robinson, owner of Celebrations Partyware, said: “People keep walking past, then stepping back and coming in! One lady asked: ‘Is this a new shop?’ We’ve been here 19 years! And then a sale happens. It has been great for business; people just notice my shop so much more.”
West Green Carpets has seen its corner of the street renovated with an eye-catching pattern. Owner Oualid said: “The shop is so nice and colourful now! Our business has improved as more people come into the shop and we are now planning to refurbish the shop interior.”