Search

Tottenham eyesore transformed into homes

08:00 24 March 2012

An artist

An artist's impression of the new building in Philip Lane.

Archant

A Tottenham eyesore has been restored to its former glory and transformed into 12 homes for local families.

The trouble-prone pair of early Victorian villas in Philip Lane lay vacant for years after fire, abandonment and subsequent problems with fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.

Despite being in a conservation area, the properties were eventually served a dangerous structure notice.

But now the former bed-and-breakfast guest house stands proud after a compulsory purchase order from the council kick-started its regeneration, which was then taken on by three housing associations.

The buildings were gutted and rebuilt, communal gardens were added and the facade was painstakingly restored with the help of the local authority conservation team.

Matthew Bradby, chairman of the Tottenham Civic Society, said the development shows a commitment to high-quality investment in Tottenham’s regeneration.

He said: “It would have been a tragedy if this historical structure had been ignored.

“Derelict buildings have a negative effect on people’s perception of an area and they especially depress inhabitants. I am delighted these issues have been addressed.”

The one to three-bedroom flats for rent and sale will now be viewed by tenants selected from the local authority housing register, as well as by prospective purchasers.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Friday, May 22, 2015
Diana Hogyinszki

A Tottenham woman has escaped an immediate prison sentence, after being found with a stun gun.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Good news for rail travellers - the bank holiday train strike that was set to bring London to a ‘standstill’ has been called off, it has just been announced.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Mary Langan from SASH.

A group that was set up at the beginning of this year to fight against cuts to autism services in Haringey has expanded its remit to fight similar cuts across the capital.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The election count under way in earnest at Alexandra Palace.
 Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Simon Collins gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the evening of the election count at Alexandra Palace.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Tottenham Journal e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder