Building conservation

Fourteen historic properties in North Tottenham have been restored in the first phase of Haringey Council’s £2.3m project, which is generously supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (external link).

Jan Kattein Architects (external link) has been appointed for Phase 2 of the project, with works due to start in Autumn 2019. The Tottenham CAAC (external link) are closely involved with volunteer representatives on the design team and Partnership Board.

The Georgian and Victorian buildings along the High Road were chosen for grants based on their contribution to the Conservation Area at the junction of Northumberland Park Road and White Hart Lane. This is on Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ register due to economic deprivation, neglect and development pressure locally.

As well as new shopfronts in a traditional style, improvements include paint removal, reinstating timber sash windows and lighting, as well as getting rid of satellite dishes and estate agent signs.

Business support

Improving the appearance of the streetscape will create an attractive shopping destination at the northern gateway to Tottenham. Retail Revival (external link) is helping traders in North Tottenham with support from visual display to marketing and training such as food hygiene.

Community participation

A series of heritage activities for local residents culminated in the Memories of the High Road exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum. We now have a team of Heritage Champions –trained in a variety of conservation related skills – to help keep an eye on Tottenham’s heritage. Local schools and the Sixth Form College are the new generation inspired by the Heritage of the High Road.

Blog highroadheritage.org (external link)

Contact Project Officer: Catherine.Cavanagh@haringey.gov.uk

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