Reviving Wood Green Town Centre
Improving Wood Green
Wood Green is a place bursting with character, full of potential and inspiring people. The area has fantastic strengths, including culture, diversity and a superb location. It has shops, restaurants and many open spaces, but through a number of consultations, residents and businesses have made it clear they want more for Wood Green, and we do too.
We are currently developing a Wood Green Area Action Plan. The draft Wood Green Area Action Plan proposes a comprehensive set of policies, proposals and site allocations for future development within the Wood Green area; including policies for managing growth within the AAP area e.g. open space, transport and tall buildings. This is a 15 year long-term plan.
The community wanted to see Wood Green improved in the short-term by providing spaces for local people to make the place unique and support the local economy.
As part of our commitment to bringing new activities, cultural events and entertainment to Wood Green, we launched a dedicated project to bring vacant land, a car park and buildings in Station Road - an important route that people use to travel between the High Road and Alexandra Palace - back to life.
The first part of the project to be developed was the Green Rooms Art Hotel (external link) at 13-27 Station Road which opened in June 2016.
Then, having secured more than £500,000 funding from the Greater London Authority, Blue House Yard opened, filled with creative workspaces, shops, street food, markets and arts exhibition spaces. The revamp brought training and employment support for local people.
Blue House Yard
With the support of the Mayor of London and Haringey Council, and in partnership with Jan Kattein Architects, Meanwhile Space are unlocking potential and animating a former car park site and adjacent two storey office building near Wood Green station. Blue House Yard creates spaces for local people to harness their creativity and grow their business.
Blue House Yard comprises of:
- Timber “micro-shed” workspaces
- A new café housed in a double decker bus
- Shared green yard space
- Pitches for occasional markets
Tulip House (the blue house) is made up of:
- A metal workshop
- A timber workshop
- Studios for rent
Blue House Yard is now up and running. For all the latest news and updates visit the dedicated Blue House Yard website (external link).
Wood Green Works
Work is currently well under way to create a new business hub aimed at small enterprises, entrepreneurs, artists and other creatives in unused council offices at 40 Cumberland Road – called Wood Green Works.
The project will combine flexible and affordable workspaces, co-working, training rooms and creative spaces available to hire and provide business support and training. The Mayor of London and Haringey Council are jointly funding Wood Green Works.
Nwes has been appointed by Haringey to run the workspace. The Nwes Group is the largest enterprise agency in the country and has been delivering business support for over 25 years.
If you would like more information on this project email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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