Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting HARINGEY to 80360, or email us
Carpetright to return to Tottenham after riots
An iconic Tottenham building destroyed in the riots is set to return.
The Carpetright building, which was knocked down on August 7 after it was set alight by rioters, will be rebuilt to its original 1930s design.
The plans were approved on Monday evening by Haringey Council's planning committee.
The store will be rebuilt in the same location on the corner of Tottenham High Road and Lansdowne Road, with 26 new homes situated above the store.
The Tottenham Civic Society and the Tottenham Conservation Area Advisory Committee praised the designer for staying true to the original appearance of the building.
Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for economic development and social inclusion, said: “The return of this iconic landmark will stand as a symbol of Tottenham’s recovery.
"It will show the local community, business leaders and the world Tottenham’s determination to emerge stronger than ever from the devastating scenes we saw last summer."
Construction work is scheduled to start later this year.