Integrating new homes into the fabric of Tottenham
The London Borough of Haringey has granted reserved matters approval to a project designed by Allies and Morrison for Newlon Housing Trust that will provide 54 new affordable rent homes in Tottenham Hale. In addition to delivering much needed affordable housing, the scheme is an exemplar for urban intensification in London, making the most of a relatively tight, though well connected, site.
Set across three buildings within a narrow slice of land north of Monument Way, the mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bed units will be integrated within the existing Chestnut Estate. Effectively an extension of the neighbourhood, it will be delivered to minimise the impact on the local area whilst improving the overall streetscape and pedestrian experience with three new connections provided in a landscape buffer between Monument Way and a realigned Fairbanks Road.
The three brick buildings have a dynamic pitched roofline, introducing to the area a contemporary architectural language that is responsive to the context. They will combine maisonettes at ground and first floor with two to three floors of apartments above. Units with private amenity space and generous windows, as well as a design that avoids overlooking, will help to make this a comfortable and inviting place for families to call home.