A comprehensive regeneration project, New River Village has transformed 15 acres of industrial dereliction into a thriving new community.
The site, a former Thames Water Treatment Works set within a conservation area, called for an innovative and creative design solution to realise its potential and deliver a high quality environment affording tangible community benefits.
The completed development provides 622 contemporary homes together with a range of commercial and cultural facilities. The development includes a 1.5 hectare linear park, which opens up 400 metres of previously largely hidden New River water frontage for public access and enjoyment.
One of the most challenging aspects of the project was to respond appropriately to the conservation status of the area and the number of locally listed buildings to be retained on the site – most notably the impressive 1901 former pump house, which has been painstakingly restored and refurbished.
Location London Borough of Haringey
Scope 622 new homes
Planning Authority Haringey
Awards 2009 Regeneration & Renewal Awards - Housing-Led Project of the Year, Shortlisted | 2008 What House? Awards - Best Brownfield Development, Gold | 2008 Mail on Sunday British Homes Awards - Development of the Year, Commended | 2008 Housing Design Awards - Completed Projects, Shortlisted | 2006 CABE Building for Life Awards, Silver Award | 2005 Built in Quality Awards - London Region Apartment Category, Winner | 2005 Housing Design Awards - Project Schemes, Winner
Images Etain O'Carroll