Club submits plans to restore and revitalise historic building in Tottenham
14 May 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is delighted to announce that it has submitted plans to Haringey Council for the restoration of Percy House, a prominent 18th century building on Tottenham High Road, to turn it into the new long-term home of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
As the new stadium development progresses, the scheme allows for the permanent relocation of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation from its current home, which is in the former ticket office building located to the south west corner of White Hart Lane Stadium on Park Lane to the newly restored Percy House.
Percy House, which is recognised as being of high heritage significance and national importance, will house the Foundation and will become a hub for enterprise, skills and training, creating sustainable, long-term education and employment opportunities for local people as part of the Club’s commitment to the development and regeneration of North Tottenham.
Grant Cornwell, Chief Executive, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “The Club is widely acknowledged as the single most important heritage asset in the area, and with its support, we can ensure that this major historic building, which has a considerable link to the origins of our great Club, can be revitalised and brought back into long-term use as part of the future of the area.
“This fantastic scheme will play a significant role in the regeneration of Tottenham, supporting local residents and creating a centre for employment, social cohesion, training and heritage in Haringey, allowing the Foundation to enhance its role in building the future prospects of our community.”
Percy House will receive a major renovation with the focus of the works being on the restoration of the internal space to turn it into a community hub, as well as repair and return the existing exterior of the building back to its 18th century glory and enhance the significance of the wider terrace and conservation area.
As the base for the Foundation’s award-winning and innovative programmes, the newly restored Percy House will include:
• Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Offices
• Teaching spaces
• Consultation and Presentation rooms
• Sensory Autism multi-purpose room
• Rehabilitation space and gym
• Heritage Learning Zone
Owned by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Percy House will be restored to a thriving community venue with grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), along with match funding from the Club.
Built on the site of The Black House, a mansion demolished in the early 1740s, and whose inhabitants, the Percy family, were connected to the namesake of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club – Henry Hotspur, the Grade II* listed building played a pioneering role in the launch of the pirate radio movement in the 1960s.
This scheme has been designed by F3 Architects.