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. Whitby Wood is providing structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, and flood risk and CMT services for all five sites, which are the subject of a masterplan by Allies and Morrison. 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.
A key challenge is to enable Argent Related to achieve its aim of providing high quality mid-market housing. The search for cost-effective solutions that are buildable on a large scale led to 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 future Crossrail 2 links — and a bus interchange, which are remaining 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.
The project team for this major urban regeneration scheme includes: architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, Alison Brookes and AHMM; infrastructure engineer Buro Happold; cost consultants Mace and Faithful & Gould; and project managers Total Property Solutions and Gardiner & Theobald.
Tottenham Hale, London, UK
AHMM, Alison Brooks Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards
Restaurants + bars
construction photos : Whitby Wood