In early June the most awaited moment recently should happen: last plot in the place of future stadium will be handed over. Will Tottenham Hotspur launch construction then?
Tottenham Hotspur will be clear to start work in earnest on its new stadium from June, the club has announced. Haringey Council is to take possession of the last remaining parcels of land subject to compulsory purchase orders from June 5, including the Archway Sheet Metal Works site, which has been the subject of a lengthy legal battle.
“Haringey Council has now started the legal CPO process that will culminate with the land price being determined by the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal. On 6 March 2015 the Council published and served a Notice of Intention to execute a General Vesting Declaration in respect of the CPO land (which includes the Archway land).
"Service of this notice allows Haringey Council to execute a General Vesting Declaration from 7 May 2015. This will allow the Council to take possession of all remaining parcels of land under the CPO from 5 June 2015”, Tottenham wrote in their recent financial statement.
Purchasing the land from under Archway by the local council will be very final step enabling the new 56,000-capacity stadium to go ahead. However, it’s not yet clear if the club will have an official groundbreaking ceremony, because the project is practically already ongoing. Much of the site was cleared and excavation works for the future stadium’s foundations are in progress around Archway’s land.
What Tottenham did inform of is the financing of Percy House renovation. The 18th century building along Tottenham High Road will become the headquarters of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. The foundation will co-finance works with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The building will stand near the future north-western part of the new stadium, to the left of the below High Road façade.