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Tottenham redesigns stadium plans to save listed buildings

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has redesigned its new stadium to retain listed buildings on the site, after its previous planning application was blocked by English Heritage and conservation officials.

The club has announced new redesigned plans for its Northumberland Development Project to build a new stadium which will replace current stadium White Hart Lane, which will be submitted to Haringey Council this week.

Improvements to the plans include an active courtyard setting for retained historic buildings, a new design and landscaping approach, comprising a larger public square located on a raised podium, a new design for a hotel and residential buildings.

“We have looked again at the overall masterplan and design of buildings in the south.”

Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

The design improvements contained in the new application are the result of consultation with the Government’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage and other agencies. 

Architect Make founder Ken Shuttleworth said the redesign “balances the old and the new”. “We have designed an exciting scheme that would be an amenity for the whole community,” he said.

“We have looked again at the overall masterplan and design of buildings in the south, as well as the impact on Tottenham High Road,” said Tottenham Hotspur Football Club chairman Daniel Levy. “We have used this opportunity to make further design improvements to the scheme.

“There is undoubtedly huge support for the development and for retaining the Club in the Borough. Following the consultation period on these new plans we look forward to proceeding to a Haringey Council planning committee to determine the application shortly.”

The scheme will deliver the Stadium connecting directly onto the High Road and homes, a supermarket to the North, a hotel and public square to the South.

The original proposal, which included the demolition of four listed buildings on the site and was submitted to Haringey Council last October, was withdrawn after Tottenham failed to convince English Heritage and conservation officials of the plans.

The proposed new Stadium has also been included as a potential host venue for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid.

The existing 36,000 capacity stadium has remained unchanged for over a decade, despite the club having over 70,000 registered members.

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