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Work begins on redevelopment of Lawrence Road in Tottenham
Stuart Wallace, managing director of Bellway Homes North London, site manager Dave Clark and Councillor Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and housing, formally start construction
Building work begun today on a project that will transform abandoned and derelict factories into hundreds of new homes and businesses.
The development will replace disused warehouses in Lawrence Road in Tottenham with more than 260 houses and flats and will be carried out by Bellway Homes and backed by Haringey Borough Council,
Up to 50 jobs could also be created as new shops and businesses are built at street level.
Councillor Alan Strickland, who is responsible for regeneration, joined Bellway Homes managing director Stuart Wallace at the site this afternoon to see construction begin.
Cllr Strickland said: “This development is a symbol of our ambitions for the long-term regeneration of Tottenham, bringing hundreds of high-quality homes and new businesses that will create jobs for local people.
“Local people are at the heart of our plans, and we’re determined to turn eyesores like this into places that residents can live and work so that even more people can make Tottenham their home.”
As part of the 1.5 hectare development, Bellway Homes will contribute £1.5million to local education, highway and jobs schemes.
Mr Wallace said: “Bellway Homes is delighted to be able to make a positive contribution to the community in Tottenham.
“Working closely with Haringey Council and local people has produced an excellent residential development that will bring terrific new homes and employment opportunities.
“The Lawrence Road redevelopment replaces unloved commercial buildings with a scheme that significantly benefits the local area and surrounding community – something that local people can truly be proud of.”
The scheme is one of a number going on in Haringey, with construction of a school and homes at the former Cannon Rubber factory on the High Road well underway.
Haringey Council has already secured more than £1billion to support its regeneration plan for Tottenham, which is expected to bring 10,000 new homes and 5,000 jobs to the area by 2025.