A joint venture between Jan Kattein Architects and regeneration social enterprise Meanwhile Space has been appointed to deliver a creative hub and café in north London
Haringey Council said the High Street Works partnership would bring around 10 two-storey timber work-sheds to a disused car-park site in Wood Green, and also regenerate an adjacent office building with workshops, studios and event space.
The council said the Station Road project, which has gone out to public consultation this week, would include a café based in a converted Routemaster double-decker bus, micro allotments, a central square for cultural events and market pitches.
The council’s economic development lead Joe Goldberg said the proposals would bring 580m2 of vacant space back into use and create up to 30 jobs.
“The project is a clear signal that regeneration in the area is starting, and will provide local people with more training and employment opportunities and things to do,” he said.
The proposals - earmarked for completion in spring 2017 - are the second phase of Haringey’s Wood Green Campus project, which is part-funded by the Greater London Authority.
Its first phase - a social-enterprise hotel and bar housed in a 1920s building originally designed for the North Metropolitan Power and Electricity Company - is already open.
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