- Original design
- BDP, 2008
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Hale Village is a high density scheme of homes for sale and rent, student housing, offices and community facilities. It has green design features and is one of “Regeneration & Renewal” Magazine’s top 50 UK schemes in 2012.
Hale Village is on the west side of the Lee Valley in the London Borough of Haringey. To the east is the Lee Navigation and the Lee Valley Regional Park, an extensive area of natural environment, waterways, paths and locks. To the west is Tottenham Hale Station, on the Stansted Airport – Liverpool Street rail line and Victoria Line tube. Other nearby sites are in residential, light industrial and commercial use.
In the early 20th century the site was used as allotments under which air raid shelters were built for nearby factories. Later a large “industrial” building covered the site which prior to redevelopment was used as a Depot (GLS Depot).
Tottenham Hale is designated an Opportunity Area in the London Plan (2004). Haringey’s “Tottenham Hale Urban Centre Masterplan” (THUCM) (2006), provides a framework for the redevelopment of 6 key sites of which the Depot site was one. It aims to transform the Hale into a busy new town centre by exploiting its locational advantages, creating discrete “character areas” with streets, public spaces and buildings of the highest quality and integrating the waterfront / natural environment. Hale Village demonstrates private sector confidence in the future of Tottenham Hale being the first key site to be redeveloped .
The vision for Hale Village is to create a sustainable, high quality, urban village integrated with the surrounding area which will act as a model for the development of ‘mixed communities’ and a catalyst for the regeneration of Tottenham.
The development site is almost 5 hectares. The overall developers are Lee Valley Estates a local company established in 1987, which originally focused on providing affordable workspace but more recently has undertaken other projects. Major development partners are the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), Unite Housing Group, Newlon Housing Trust and Bellway Homes. Among the key occupants are Newlon, Tesco, and the Royal Free Hospital.
The overall design aim has been to create one of the THUCM’s proposed character areas by applying the Hale Village Masterplan Design Code prepared by Building Design Partnership (BDP) for Lee Valley Estates. This formed the basis of the outline planning consent granted in 2007.
Design features such as the scale and rhythm of the blocks, the widespread use of floor to ceiling windows and balconies, are inspired by the design of Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. The Design Code has been applied to the development of the individual blocks as they are refined for full approval and built by development partners.
Individual blocks have been designed by Architects BDP, KSS and RMA. The area’s cohesive character is reinforced by the quality of the public realm especially planting, signage and lighting.
Sustainable features of the development include:
- A Combined Heat & Power (CHP) energy system using biomass (wood chip) fuel.
- Rainwater harvesting for use flushing WCs and watering planting.
- Roof top gardens, a sky allotment, green roofs.
Although there have been changes since outline approval was obtained, particularly the reduction in homes for sale, due to the “credit crunch”, and a consequent increase in “affordable homes”, the basic concept and design of the scheme has been retained.