Construction starts at new Tottenham development set to create jobs and school places
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Cllr Alan Strickland with Adam Davison (far left) and Sarah Timewell (far right)
Building work to turn an abandoned industrial estate into a new primary school and hundreds of affordable homes got underway this week in north Tottenham as part of ongoing efforts to regenerate the area.
The former Cannon Rubber Factory on the High Road will be transformed into a modern, attractive development hosting the Hartsbrook E-Act Free School and more than 220 shared ownership and rented homes.
Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for regeneration, joined Adam Davison, Head of Community Relations at Spurs and Sarah Timewell, Project Manager from Newlon Housing Trust to formally start construction this week.
The scheme will create 75 jobs and will include commercial units for successful start-up businesses aimed at Tottenham-based entrepreneurs. The primary school, which is due to open in 2015, will eventually cater for 420 pupils.
222 affordable homes are to be built in four carbon-efficient buildings, with all flats having a balcony and access to a rooftop garden, as well as 268 cycle spaces.
Councillor Strickland said: “This project illustrates the scale of our ambitions for Tottenham – hundreds of high-quality homes, much-needed school places for our children, and support for entrepreneurs who want to create jobs for local people.
“This development will bring real, tangible benefits to our community, so I’m delighted that work is underway and look forward to working with Newlon to make it a success.”
Sarah Timewell, Project Manager for the development from Newlon said, ‘We’re really pleased to be underway with this exciting new scheme to provide new homes, jobs and school places for local people.’