Live/work to regenerate riot hotspot
Developers have included live/work units in plans to regenerate a site just off Tottenham High Road, which was at the epicentre of the riots that scarred England’s major cities five years ago this month.
Interfine Properties LLP, which styles itself as an established developer in North London, has submitted an application to the London borough of Haringey for a seven storey building housing 69 flats and seven live/work units.
The live/work units would be located on the ground and first floor levels of the development, which is within the area covered by Haringey’s Tottenham Area Action Plan.
Lawrence Road is located two blocks from Tottenham High Road, which was hard hit in 2011’s riots. The site currently consists of run-down and mostly vacant commercial and light-industrial premises, which were originally built to house Tottenham’s once thriving textiles industry but are no longer fit for modern businesses.
Together with a neighbouring site, which owned by another developer, Interfine says the scheme could deliver a total of 149 flats.