This project will deliver a Community Resource Hub for market traders, small businesses and the community at Wards Corner in Tottenham. The Wards building is the gateway to Seven Sisters and Tottenham, located at the southern end of the high street. This locally-listed three-storey steel-framed building has stood empty since 1972. The Wards Corner Community Resource Hub will bring the ground floor of the Wards building back into use, providing access to crucial services to Latin American, BME, low-income and other communities particularly affected by COVID-19 as well as other longstanding inequalities. It will provide access to start-up support, business development, online training, housing support, legal advice and translation services. *We are in final discussions with the landowner for use of the site, and expect to have this confirmed during the crowdfunding campaign. No funds will be transferred to the project without this confirmed permission in place.*
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will • Bring the ground floor of the Wards building - a long-neglected historic high street - back into use for the benefit of the local community, contributing to the local economy and creating a community hub at the gateway to Tottenham. • Engage market traders, small businesses, local residents and London’s Latin American communities in a co-design process to shape the Hub and the services and cultural activities to be accessed there. • Enable London’s Latin American communities to access tailored community and business support services and specific cultural activities formerly available at Seven Sisters Market (closed following an electrical outage in March 2020) and Elephant and Castle shopping centre (closed in September 2020 for redevelopment). • Develop and deliver additional community and business support services for the benefit of other local businesses and residents impacted by COVID-19, enhancing local prosperity and addressing inequalities.
Steps to get it done:
This project is independent of the Trust's long-term community plan to restore and bring back into permanent full use the historic buildings at Wards Corner, including a new market. However, it draws on the community plan and represents an opportunity to test and develop some of its propositions. For more information about the plan, see https://www.wardscornerplan.org/. Imagenes de la traducción español en la galería.
About the space
London Borough of Haringey
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