551b High Road
Haringey Council have secured £2m funding from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund to carry out a series of improvements throughout Bruce Grove, including a pilot workspace intensification project in Morrison Yard, N17.
Morrison Yard is located just off the High Road at Bruce Grove. Originally built as a Brewery, it was converted into workspaces in 1983 and renamed after Bob Morrison, who was a Labour MP for Tottenham between 1922-1931 and 1935-1945.
551B High Road, the former gatehouse to the brewery, is a standalone single storey building in the curtilage of Morrison Yard. The vision for The Yard is to deliver a state of the art, flexible workspace for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the building will include a cafe suitable for co-working with exhibition space and meeting room facilities.
The project will retain the existing neo-classical façade, with a new extension of exemplary contemporary design, rooted in the local historic character and diverse, rich culture of Bruce Grove.
Forming part of a wider package of investment on Tottenham High Road, the project will deliver on the council’s community wealth building agenda by delivering a more resilient local economy and responding to the challenges facing our High Streets as a result of Covid-19.
The council are working with IF DO Architects and ‘Street Space’, who are experts in community led design. Street Space have recruited two local young producers to lead on a number of engagement activities with residents and businesses in Bruce Grove, exploring options for the future of the Yard.
Since November of last year, the Young Producers have designed and delivered a range of online engagement activities and a new brand identity for The Yard. Activities have included a Cook-a-long with a local chef, and two Young Designer Workshops, and a storytelling session with Bruce Grove Primary School in collaboration with Alim Kamara. You can find out more about the great work and get involved by checking out their instagram account.