Catalyst Housing has been granted planning permission for an 80-home development on the site of the former Coppetts Wood Hospital.
The site has been unused since 2008 and many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair. Catalyst purchased the site in September 2015 and commissioned Conran and Partners architects to design a new residential development. The project makes use of what has become an unattractive and derelict piece of brownfield land that will now provide much needed new and affordable homes for local people.
Catalyst will build 80 new homes in a mix of sizes, including apartments and townhouses. Work to demolish the existing unusable buildings is set to begin later this year and the project is expected to be complete by 2019.
54% of the new properties will be affordable, consisting of 25 shared ownership apartments and 18 homes for affordable rent, six of which will be family-sized homes. The scheme also includes extensive landscaping to create a place with plenty of trees, green space and planting that will benefit the new residents as well as the surrounding community.
Rod Cahill, Chief Executive at Catalyst said “I am delighted that we have received planning permission for our Coppetts Wood Hospital development. This exciting project is our first within Haringey and continues Catalyst’s track record of delivering a high-proportion of affordable housing.”
Victoria Whenray, Director of Conran and Partners said, “We are so pleased to have received planning approval for this important scheme. Our proposal aims to transform this neglected site with a bespoke, high quality design – establishing a positive response to the local context, and creating homes and a sense of place where people will enjoy living.