This project is creating a new sustainable waterside development offering a mix of high quality affordable, market and rental homes of a variety of sizes in a series of blocks arranged around a central shared space.
The slender waterside site, which sits on the edge of Tottenham Hale, is bordered by the River Lea navigation channel to the west and a flood relief channel to the east, allowing access only from Ferry Lane to the south. The introduction of new pedestrian and cycle bridges will provide access to the site and improve connectivity between Tottenham Hale and the Lea Valley Park. The new development will include small retail units at ground floor level, as well as safeguarding access to the employment barges moored on the channel.
Allies and Morrison has prepared an overall masterplan, and the first phase comprising two buildings providing 249 homes has received detailed consent. The tallest of the two is located at the south-western tip of the site. Rising to 21 storeys, its stock brick envelope is punctuated by a repeating rhythm of recessed metal windows with vertical white aluminium fins and projecting metal balconies, pitched zinc roofs and brick gable ends. To the north, its 14-storey counterpart is similarly formed, conceived as a robust waterside building with a differing colour brick from the same brick family and a series of pitch roofs.
The scheme will open access to a striking setting which is currently underused and has long been largely inaccessible as the location of back-of-house industry. The project will also provide much needed, and well-connected, new housing to meet the needs of this changing part of north-east London.
Muse Developments and Canal and River Trust
Ramboll UK Ltd
1.9 ha (Phase 1)
Tottenham Hale, London N17