Tottenham Hale is a district of north London and part of the London Borough of Haringey, bounded by the River Lea and located to the south/south-east of Tottenham proper. From 1850–1965, it was part of the Municipal Borough of Tottenham, in Middlesex.
Building construction at Tottenham Hale, March 2020
|Population||15,064 (2011 Census. Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Charing Cross||6.1 mi (9.8 km) SSW|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||N15, N17|
The area is currently undergoing major regeneration.
Character of the areaEdit
Centred around Tottenham Hale station the area was formerly largely industrial in character with an emphasis on timber related products. The industrial sites have now given way to the development of large residential areas and a retail park. There is a large-scale housing project currently under construction, and Haringey Council is formulating plans to redevelop the area.
The east of Tottenham Hale borders the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the Walthamstow Reservoirs including the Walthamstow Wetlands. The River Lea runs through the east of Tottenham Hale. This includes the Tottenham Lock and the Pymmes Brook merging with the river. Surrounding these are a series of residential areas: Hale Village, the Ferry Lane Estate, Heron Wharf and the under construction Hale Wharf development.
Tottenham Hale is currently part of a major regeneration programme, which includes £1 billion of development investment, backed by Haringey Council and the GLA.
The district is represented by the Tottenham Hale ward in the London Borough of Haringey. In the 2011 census the ward counted a population of 17,300. The largest ethnic group was Other White, 22%, followed by 18% White British, 16% Black African and 13% Black Caribbean. The median age as of 2013 was 29 years. The life expectancy was 78.1 years for males and 84.0 years for females. The median house price as of 2014 was £251,500, compared to £326,500 in the Tottenham Green ward. A majority (54.4%) of homes in the ward were flats/apartments/maisonettes.
The Walthamstow Reservoirs was awarded a Heritage Lottery grant, funding their development into Europe's largest Urban Wetland Park.
Tottenham Hale Retail ParkEdit
Tottenham Hale Retail Park is a major 22 acres (8.9 ha) retail park located adjacent to the local tube station on Ferry Lane. The site has a total retail space of 200,000 square feet, and is occupied by retailers including Argos, JD Sports, TK Maxx, PC World, Asda and Costa.
The following companies are or have been located in the Tottenham Hale area:
|Hale Motors/ The Ray Powell Group||Rootes/Chrysler Main Dealers, 1970s.|
|Cannon Automotive||Makers of rubber car mats etc.|
|Gestetner||It was formerly the location of the Gestetner duplicating machine factory, opened in 1906 and growing to be the largest duplicator manufacturer in the world, employing around 6,000 people until the 1970s.|
|Eagle Pencils (later Berol)||1910 to the 1990s|
|John Dickinson & Co. Ltd.||1903||The envelope manufacturer Millington & Sons Ltd. (est. 1824) moved their main factory in Southwark and its subsidiary factory in Banner Street to a new premises in Crown Works, Tottenham. The company was the most powerful competitor of John Dickinson & Co. Ltd. until it was bought by Dickinson in 1918. Millington was run by Dickinson as an independent subsidiary until 1931, when it was integrated the Dickinson organisation.|
|English Abrasives||Abrasive papers etc.|
|Harris Lebus||1904 - 1969||At one time this was the largest furniture factory in Europe, employing 8,000 by the late 1930s. During the Second World War the factory produced parts for De Havilland Mosquito aircraft, the Airspeed Horsa attack glider and even false wooden copies of the Sherman tank. The factory featured a large network of air raid shelters, which survived until the site was redeveloped in 2008 for a local mixed-use development.|
|Greater London Council (GLC) Supplies Department||The site of the 29,000m2 warehouse of the former Greater London Council which provided a centralised purchasing function for the GLC, the Inner London Education Authority and some of the outer London boroughs. This warehouse was on the site of the former Harris Lebus factory on the north side of Ferry Lane and was redeveloped in 2008.|
|Bally Studios||1989||Rehearsal and Recording studio where Coldplay and Keane both recorded their first EP's when it was known as Sync City. Changed name in 2005, since used by Caribou, Bombay Bicycle Club, Rudimental and 800+ more bands.|
|Beavertown Brewery||2014||Craft Brewery|
|Pressure Drop||2017||Craft Brewery|
|Fifth Column Ltd||2014||T-shirt Printing|
- For details of education in Tottenham Hale see the London Borough of Haringey article.
Tottenham Hale station is on the Victoria line and also has National Rail Abellio Greater Anglia services. This includes the Stansted Express, the West Anglia Main Line and the Lea Valley Lines. The station is also part of the proposed Crossrail 2 project.
The redevelopment of Tottenham Hale bus station was completed in December 2014. The railway and Underground station is currently under redevelopment. Work has begun on installing an extra National Rail track to increase the frequency of services.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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The GLS Warehouse at the junction of Ferry Lane and Mill Mead Road, behind Tottenham Hale station. Now demolished.