Tottenham Green, Growth on the High Road
Surrounded by cultural, educational and religious institutions, Tottenham Green had nevertheless become an underused asset. The refurbishment of this landscape re-establishes the Green as a ‘civic heart’ to Tottenham.
Sensitive but significant adjustment of boundaries and ground levels were made to create new settings for existing mature trees, whilst additional planting and pedestrian routes form a new continuous surface and extended, coherent green space. The renewed and reconsidered green space now provides a genuine retreat from the busy High Road, as well as effective pedestrian connections between public buildings, businesses and residents. The redesign has allowed a range of activities to be introduced, including performance, markets and an emerging café culture.
Town Hall Approach Road was narrowed to become a cycle route, and a setting for a street market. Bespoke seating and way-finding graphics add new character. Stakeholder engagement was complex involving a series of different landowners but central to the success of the project of unifying the public realm.
Awards & Publications
- Winner: Haringey Design Award Public spaces 2016