Isobel Place, a new residential development at the rear of Tottenham Town Hall has been shortlisted in the Affordable Housing Scheme category at the 24housing Awards. The 109 home development, situated on the historically sensitive site of the former Clyde Road depot, was designed to provide residents with generously proportioned contemporary homes whilst complementing its historical context. The design was developed in close collaboration with client Newlon Housing Trust, contractor United House and English Heritage.
Apartment blocks are arranged around two large south facing landscaped courtyards; a key focal point to the west of the site is the former depot clock tower range which had fallen into disrepair and has been carefully refurbished to form an attractive terrace of family houses. The scheme was part of a cross subsidy strategy to restore the adjacent Edwardian Grade II listed Tottenham Town Hall, providing much needed housing to the local community and aiding in the wider regeneration occurring in the area.
The 24housing Awards were founded in 2013 with the aim to celebrate the best that the housing sector has to offer and celebrate excellence across the industry. The Affordable Housing Scheme category is said to be one of the toughest, and judges will be looking for schemes which demonstrate originality and best practice, have changed communities, touched people’s lives and look fantastic. Guest of Honour at the awards this year is Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds, with comedian Richard Herring hosting the event. The awards take place in early November when the winners will be announced.