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New plans for Northumberland Development Project

Posted on 19 May 2010  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today announced exciting new plans for the Northumberland Development Project, to be submitted to Haringey Council this week.

New planning application responds to consultation and delivers further design improvements to the overall masterplan creating an enhanced setting for the iconic new stadium. Key improvements include:

• A redesign of the Southern area of the site resulting in a stunning new design for the hotel and residential buildings.
• An enlarged public square on a raised podium, which extends from the High Road to Worcester Avenue and connects directly into the Stadium, new Tottenham Hotspur Foundation offices set alongside facilitating even greater community use and activity.
• A high quality environment along the High Road with a new courtyard setting for retained historic buildings to the South and trees, gates and structures in front of the Stadium linking to the existing terrace of historic buildings to the North.
• Grade II listed Warmington House, along with 3 other locally listed buildings with historic links to the Club, to be retained - the Red House, Dispensary and the former White Hart Pub - all to be refurbished and brought back to life.
• Fantastic new Club Megastore with integrated Club museum, ticket office and café.
• Further improvements to the development including a Skybar and roof garden on the adjacent supermarket, linked directly to the Stadium.
• The re-use of the famous Bill Nicholson Gates, ‘Cockerel on the Ball' Clock and ‘Golden Cockerel' statue within the public realm.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today announced exciting new plans for the Northumberland Development Project, to be submitted to Haringey Council this week.

The scheme continues to deliver a supermarket to the North, the Stadium connecting directly onto the High Road and homes, a hotel and public square to the South - but now within a new design and landscaping approach. The improvements include a larger public square located on a raised podium, a new design for the hotel and residential buildings, an active courtyard setting for retained historic buildings and continuity of buildings along the High Road connecting North and South.

The previous application received strong backing from the local community and fans alike - with over 800 letters of support sent to Haringey Council from individuals, groups and businesses. The design improvements contained in the new application are the culmination of consultation and discussion with the Government's Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage and other agencies. The changes directly reflect the Club's desire to find the very best solution for the Club and the locality.

Speaking about the changes, Daniel Levy, Chairman of THFC, 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. We have used this opportunity to make further design improvements to the scheme.

"Schemes of this magnitude involve much time and effort by many parties and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has taken part in the consultation process to date. 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.

"In much the same way as we persevered and delivered the Training Centre, we remain focussed and committed to delivering a world class, increased capacity stadium, full of atmosphere and creating a thriving new environment on the High Road which would deliver regeneration benefits so important to this part of the Borough and the local community."

Ken Shuttleworth, Founder of Make, the scheme's architect, said:

"The masterplan balances the old and the new, creating a world-class setting for the new stadium and wider development. We have designed an exciting scheme that would be an amenity for the whole community, benefiting the wider Tottenham area."

Stadium Architect David Keirle of KSS, said:

"The stadium itself will be one of the finest anywhere in the world, with exceptional atmosphere including the single tier stand, excellent acoustics and modern new facilities across the building. The stadium architecture responds to the Spurs identity, using flowing lines and a gracefully undulating roof to create a visually stunning building.

"It will be an amazing place to watch football and a fantastic addition to this part of the High Road."

Bernie Kingsley, Chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, said:

"The new scheme looks impressive. The stadium is an exceptional building of which all Spurs fans would be rightly proud, and it is now surrounded by an even larger public square and cafes and bars. I am also especially pleased to see the Red House retained which has such a strong link with the Club's heritage. This is an exciting time and we look forward to moving into our new home."

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 and the Club is currently in the position of having over 70,000 registered club members and a waiting list for season tickets of more than 23,000 people.

The Northumberland Development Project would represent an investment of hundreds of millions of pounds into North Tottenham, creating new jobs, bringing more spend into the local community and delivering new community facilities including a world class new public square.

As the new planning application process moves ahead it will be important to provide a strong demonstration of support for the scheme. The former application has been withdrawn, therefore, if you signed the petition for the former application it will not apply. Please take a moment and show your support by signing the online petition for the new application by CLICKING HERE...

As always we shall look to keep you, our supporters, along with the local community of Haringey, as informed and up-to-date as possible through the special section of the website - www.tottenhamhotspur.com/futureplans - which carries all of the latest news and later today, will be updated with more information about the new plans, so check back then for more information.