Historical 18-century housing will soon become home to a new creative industry hub, including a major music label. Or so Tottenham Hotspur are hoping, having filed their planning application.
The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been in operation for the last 15 months already but we have to remember that it's not the only element of the £1.2-billion Northumberland Development Project being carried out by Tottenham Hotspur.
First came the distinctly flat Lilywhite House, new headquarters of Spurs, located north of the stadium. Then the stadium itself and everyone seems to be waiting for new southern towers to begin climbing their way into the skyline of the area.
But from the project's very start work has been ongoing on the most fascinating part of the project, along High Road, where modern facilities meet historical, monument-listed Georgian housing under the umbrella term of Northern Terrace, numbered 794-814 on High Road.
Back in 2017 the club has renovated the Percy House and made it the headquarters of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. While the historical facades and overall volumes cannot be altered, inside and at the back there's more wiggle room and Spurs are eager to make use of it now.
The club have filed their latest planning application in July, now waiting until the consultation period on it ends (August 7). The goal is to create accessible ground-level space within the historical buildings, as well as to add a row of brickwork-facade buildings along the west side of Lilywhite House, hiding its rather dull form and imposing scale.
The goal is to create a new, quite discreet and semi-open hub for businesses of the creative industry. According to Football.London, a music label and a recording studio will be part of the area, with a partner already in place.
Formerly used as anciliary parking, the space behind the Northern Terrace will now become a small promenade and a yard in one. With several entry points, the place should be busy when completed.