The vision for Tottenham Hale is to achieve a thriving urban centre with a vibrant mix of community, commercial, leisure and residential uses. This is to be set within a truly public network of streets and spaces of the highest quality.
This will transform Tottenham Hale from a fragmented, traffic dominated and unwelcoming environment to a bustling hive of activity, occupying streets, public spaces and buildings of the highest possible quality along with a high-quality, ntegrated waterfront. The vision aims to draw on the advantage of the area’s exceptional location and create a critical mass of reasons for people to visit, with increased opportunities for local and wider communities.
The London Plan designates Tottenham Hale as an Opportunity Area with the potential to generate substantial new homes and jobs. In 2006, the London Borough of Haringey approved the Tottenham Hale Urban Centre Masterplan to guide new development. The target is for over 2,500 new homes and 1,000 jobs in a new urban centre with a mix of community, commercial, leisure and residential uses taking full advantage of the area’s highly accessible waterside setting. Planning consent has been granted for the first phase of this vision with a mixed use development at ‘Hale Village’ on the former GLS site. This includes 1,210 new homes, 700 student rooms, new shops and offices. The student accommodation has been built and the first homes will start to be occupied in 2011.