The scheme, which adds new life and new community spaces to the existing building, has achieved full planning and listed building consent with construction forecast to commence early 2021. The proposal received enthusiastic backing from Historic England’s advisors and Heritage at Risk team, as well as from local community activists who have been campaigning for the building’s sustainable reuse for many years. The finished building will provide commercially-viable space in a challenging context (most of the current building is below ground level), let to an operator on a social value lease to ensure the building delivers maximum value to its community.
DK-CM were hired by Haringey Council in 2018 to renovate and extend this listed and ‘heritage at risk’ building in the heart of Bruce Grove district centre, and to propose new uses and strategies for its future.
As part of the project, substantial public engagement was carried out through workshops, walking tours, ‘Open House’ events and seminars. These sessions explored proposals for the building but also situated them in wider transformations of the district centre, as summarised in a series of strategic reports and studies produced as parallel commissions by DK-CM for the borough.
- Client: Haringey Council / Mayor of London
- Budget: £750k
- Dates: 2018 – 2021
- Collaborators: Structure Workshop, Ingine, Authentic Futures, Beech Hill Safety
- Status: Pre-construction