UK’s Haringey Council approves revised plans for £400m Spurs project

15 February 2012 (Last Updated February 15th, 2012 18:30)

Haringey Council in London, UK has approved revised plans for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's £400m Northumberland development project.

Tottenham Hotspur Project

Haringey Council in London, UK has approved revised plans for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s £400m Northumberland development project.

The project will see a new 56,000-seat stadium built alongside 280 new homes, a refurbished heritage square, public space including a podium for community events, improved highways and public transport.

Haringey Council has also agreed to the changes made to the project, including improvements to highways and the local transport system to make the scheme more financially viable.

Haringey Council cabinet member for economic development Alan Strickland said: "We’ve been clear all along that Spurs’ plans and commitment to invest in north Tottenham have the potential to kick-start the wider regeneration of Tottenham."

"Following last summer’s riots, the need to transform Tottenham for the benefit of everyone who lives, works and studies in the area is stronger than ever," Strickland said.

The project also includes a 150-room hotel on Worcester Avenue, a large food store and new megastore, as well as a new courtyard setting for the retained historic buildings.

The new stadium will have flowing lines of external cladding and an undulating roof carrying the club’s colours.

Construction work on a new supermarket and commercial space for businesses is scheduled to commence in September 2012 and complete by 2014, while the stadium itself will be completed by 2016, according to the Enfield Independent.

Following the demolition of the current White Hart Lane stadium in 2016, new homes will be constructed.

The council said it had agreed with the Greater London Authority to deliver a £27m investment in north Tottenham.

Haringey Council will spend £9m on the regeneration scheme, while London Mayor Boris Johnson has committed £18m for a mass regeneration.

 

Image: The project includes a new 56,000-seat stadium, a 150-room hotel on Worcester Avenue and a supermarket. Photo: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.