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Tottenham affordable housing scheme opened by MP Lammy

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development, Local Government

Tottenham affordable housing scheme opened by MP Lammy Tottenham affordable housing scheme opened by MP Lammy

A new 'affordable' housing scheme in the London borough of Haringey has been opened by Tottenham MP David Lammy.

The Labour politcian formally opened Isobel Place last week - a 109-home development on the site of a derelict former depot behind Tottenham Town Hall.

Centred around two green courtyard spaces, the site includes family homes in restored Victorian workshops as well as new-build homes.

The restored workshops include a new clock tower that replicates the original site architecture and more than 16,000 bricks were salvaged and reused during the regeneration.

Isobel Place was developed by Newlon Housing Trust, working in partnership with Haringey Council and English Heritage. In an unusual move, Newlon will renovate Tottenham Town Hall as part of the second stage.

Guests at the opening included councillor Alan Strickland, Haringey Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and housing, and Petr Smrček, a deputy minister from the Czech Republic visiting the UK to look at examples of excellence in affordable housing.

Lammy said: “It’s exciting to see these new homes at the heart of Tottenham, helping local people set down roots and strengthening our vibrant community.”

Cllr Strickland said: “Tottenham Green is central to the regeneration of Tottenham, and residents have made it clear they feel very strongly that it is the heart of Tottenham.

"Regeneration isn’t just about bricks and mortar, so high-quality affordable housing like this is crucial so that families can build a life here and see their children grow up in a safe and secure community.”

Sarah Ebanja, chair of Newlon Housing Trust, said: "I am really proud that this beautiful new development is providing new high quality affordable homes for local people and has brought this formerly derelict site and the Town Hall back into use for the benefit of the local community."

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