An ambitious new programme to transform Tottenham Hale was announced today as Haringey Council confirmed it will enter a strategic partnership with the developer, Argent Related. The regeneration of Tottenham Hale represents the first phase of London's largest Housing Zone in Tottenham. The partnership with Argent Related will deliver a range of around 800 homes (including market sale, build to rent and affordable) around the Tottenham Hale transport hub, with Victoria line, National Rail and future Crossrail 2 services.
Haringey Council's cabinet approved plans to enter into the strategic partnership with Argent Related, which will bring together key sites, central to Haringey's ambitions for a new town centre at Tottenham Hale. Alongside the new mixed-tenure homes, there will be new shops, cafes and restaurants and community facilities, including a health centre. The redevelopment of Tottenham Hale will also mean improved green spaces and better access to both the new Tottenham Hale transport interchange and the Lee Valley Regional Park.
The Ada National College for Digital Skills will open in Tottenham Hale in September 2016. The college will equip young people with the latest high-tech skills and qualifications from software programming and data science to games design and app development. The new college underpins Haringey's growing reputation for education, skills and training, as highlighted by Haringey STEM Commission and the boom in tech and manufacturing research and industry in the local area.
The strategic partnership with Argent Related is the latest in a series of major investments in Tottenham including:
Leader of Haringey Council, Claire Kober said: “Our Tottenham Hale programme will create thousands of new jobs and new affordable homes. We are delighted to be working with Argent Related, a key landowner in Tottenham Hale and a partnership of two highly respected and experienced companies, renowned for visionary urban regeneration including King’s Cross. We look forward to working with Argent Related to deliver a thriving new town centre with great places to live, work and shop in the heart of Tottenham Hale.”
Robert Evans, Partner at Argent, said: "Argent Related is focused on opportunities, like Tottenham Hale, to work with committed local authority partners to transform urban areas and improve the lives of communities with the right housing and workspace provision, social and community facilities, public infrastructure and other investment. We are delighted with today's decision and look forward to moving forward quickly, into design and delivery."
Notes to Editors
1. £1 billion Tottenham Hale development cabinet report - http://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/documents/g7844/Public%20reports%20pack%2012th-Jul-2016%2018.30%20Cabinet.pdf?T=10
2. Read more about the transformation of Tottenham: https://tottenham.london/
3. Earlier this year, an independent report found Haringey is set to enjoy the fastest jobs growth in London over next 20 years, ahead of Westminster and the City of London: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/jobs-growth-zones-two-and-three-set-outstrip-zone-one
4. £3 million refurbishment of Marcus Garvey library - http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/new-look-3million-library-opens-heart-tottenham
5. High Road West development - http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/new-neighbourhood-tottenham
6. The Ada National College for Digital Skills: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/new-digital-skills-college-open-tottenham
About Argent Related
Argent, the respected developer with a track record in creating exemplar new pieces of UK cities, joined forces in March 2015 with Related, the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. The Argent Related partnership brings together an extraordinary blend of complementary skills, access to global capital, and unrivalled technical and delivery experience. It is currently working in a joint venture with Barnet Council on London's 180-acre Brent Cross South site, with the London Borough of Haringey around Tottenham Hale and is progressing other opportunities in London.
Argent Related's overarching goal is to develop for the long term - astutely, sensitively, and with a sense of social purpose - delivering the homes and workspace that our UK cities badly need.