From flats to flats? – a consultation on a Kwik Fit development

The redevelopment of Tottenham Lane continues – the stretch surrounding the Arthouse cinema is a construction site already, and another large project is in the offing at no. 163. This is the site including both the Kwik Fit garage and MEB motors to the rear (see image). The proposal is for a mixed-use residential and commercial development.

Further details are not currently available, but the architects, Crawford Partnership, and their planning consultants, Countrywide Planning, have arranged an exhibition of their thinking:

5-830 pm Monday January 30th,  Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre

The public are invited.

As people may know the proposed demolition and development of the site has come up before – and a 2012 project to build 5 storeys was rejected by Haringey planning, and by an inspector on appeal. Various contemporary discussions are available at the OpinioN8 website for those interested.

Crawford are a local firm whose previous projects include the ‘Lighthouse’ private house on Fairfield Road, and were also involved at an early stage with the Hornsey Depot development.



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Some details have been released as part of a paper going before the Haringey Planning Sub Committee next week, it is suggested that the plans are yet to be finalised. The report is available here.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of images culled from the report –

Further addendum.

The planning application is, at long last, submitted at HGY/2017/2001.
It’s perhaps worth taking a moment to reflect on the overall impact of a transformed Tottenham Lane –


  1. Mark Afford Author

    The days are numbered for the garages on Tottenham Lane. The planning application is, at long last, submitted at HGY/2017/2001.

  2. Mark Afford Author

    The project rumbles on, unconcerned with the passing of time, striving for greater things… people may have seen a new planning application, this under a ‘section 73’ to vary the agreed development – HGY/2018/1874.

    It appears Kwik Fit have been driven off, and someone called ‘PureGym‘ (“the UK’s largest gym operator” it says) are in pole position to take a swing at the lower ground space (did MEB Motors not get a chance to bid?). They propose a 24 hour 365 days a year operation (why? who uses a gym at 3 in the morning?). Tires me out thinking of it.

    And how is the gym market in Crouch End? There seems quite a few about – the YMCA one is immediately across the road.


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