Here is a birds eye view of a restored market at Seven Sisters. In scale with the surrounding conservation area, restoring a much loved exisitng building, which will be put to sustainable re-use for the benefit of the local community.
This is a very real alternative to Grainger’s (Seven Sisters Regeneration) wholesale demolition of a city block that disregards local heritage, identity and livelihoods, to impose a dominating clone town proposals on a very unique and diverse site.
Key points to The Community Plan;
- Regeneration within two years (quicker than the Grainger plan which would probably take over five years)
- A community-led project
- Restoration of our historic buildings
- Protecting existing lives and livelihoods
- Creating a cultural destination
- Providing jobs and training for local people
- Boosting local economy
- Including affordable business spaces
- Improving the public realm
- Minimal disruption during implementation
- Massive public support
The proposal includes;
- Over 2,000 square metres (23,000 square feet) of magnificent interior space, currently unused, crying out for use by the local community and beyond
- Expanded and improved indoor market
- Cafés and restaurants
- Gallery space for local artists
- Small stage for live music
- Community room for events and meetings
- Restoration of original features including grand staircase and light-wells
- A destination for the whole of London
To get a look at the full planning application go to the tab at the top of the page entitled ‘WARDS CORNER DEVELOPMENT – THE COMMUNITY PLAN’ .
To keep up to date with the campaign you can visit the website of Wards Corner Community Coalition or come back to this page to see how the application is doing.
I must say a massive thank you to all the people that have helped make this plan a reality, together we can achieve amazing things.