bptw’s project to regenerate the Grade II Listed Tottenham Town Hall and provide a new neighbouring housing development has been featured in the latest issue of Conservation Bulletin, published by English Heritage. The article, written by architectural associate and project architect Mark Jefferson, touches on the challenges of designing within a historic area; Using the Tottenham Town Hall development as a case study, the article details the complex nature of the site overcome through a collaborative approach between bptw, the developer, the local authority and English Heritage.
Designed for Newlon Housing Trust on the site of the former Clyde Road depot, Isobel Place is a contemporary development comprising 12 houses and 97 apartments, and was part of a cross-subsidy strategy to safeguard and intricately restore the adjacent Edwardian Grade II Listed Tottenham Town Hall which was rescued from the English Heritage ‘At Risk’ register. The apartment blocks are designed to complement the historic building and have been set around landscaped communal gardens which provide amenity space for residents. A large courtyard to the west of the site is arranged around a retained façade of the former central depot clock tower range, which has been refurbished and converted into a terrace of houses.
The project was shortlisted for the London Planning Awards in 2012, and the residential element was shortlisted for the First Time Buyers Awards and is listed in the Top 50 UK Affordable Housing Developments where the Chair of Judges, Steve Douglas commented: “ A great example of retaining heritage while embracing modern thinking. Proof that inner-city housing can be creative”
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