Argent, developer of the hugely popular area around King’s Cross Station, has joined forces with US company Related to sign a Strategic Development Partnership agreement with Haringey Council for the Tottenham Hale project. Whitby Wood is providing structural, civil and geotechnical engineering for all five sites, which are the subject of a masterplan by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). This ambitious project is the first phase of a wider housing scheme centred on Tottenham and will include new community facilities, shops, cafes and restaurants.
One of the key challenges is to enable Argent Related to achieve its aim of providing high quality mid-market housing. In the search for cost-effective solutions that are buildable on a large scale, Argent Related is encouraging exploration of old and new technologies, as well as Modern Methods of Construction, such as precasting and prefabrication.
The five brownfield sites surround Tottenham Hale Station — serving London Underground’s Victoria Line, National Rail and potentially future Crossrail 2 links — and a bus interchange, which will remain operational during works. Below-ground obstructions on the sites include two large sewer mains, the buried fuel tanks of a former petrol station and the Victoria Line tunnels.
Tottenham Hale, London, UK
AHMM, Alison Brooks Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Grant Associates