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639 Tottenham High Road

Grade II listed. Former gas showroom built in 1901 in attractive neo Jacobean style, red brick with terracotta dressing and stone decoration. Elaborate gables and turrets at either end. Damaged during 2011 riots, now fully refurbished by GLA and managed by London Youth Support Trust as Enterprise Centre and support for local community.

Architect

Sergison Bates

Date

2012

639 Tottenham High Road N17 8AA

Sat 10am-1pm. Last entry 1pm.

Seven Sisters

Bruce Grove

149, 259, 279, 349, 476

  • Access for wheelchair users
  • Regularly open to the public at no charge
  • Toilets available

639 TOTTENHAM HIGH ROAD639 Enterprise Centre HistoryThe grade 2 listed building was built in 1901. The building used to be the headquarters of the gas board. Then went on to be owned by Haringey council and also used as a planning department. It was empty since Haringey council moved because of the unprecedented disturbances in August 2011, the building was left destroyed and later became a squatting spot of the homeless, the Mayor and London Borough of Haringey announced a comprehensive programme of action for Tottenham. The programme is aimed at delivering physical, social and economic interventions in the Tottenham, area drawing on the partnership and commitment of a wide range of government, private sector and NGO organizations such as LYST to help deliver real change for local communities. The promotion and support for small and emerging businesses and entrepreneurs is an important cornerstone of the programme. The aim is to build on existing facilities and services to establish a strong local network of business support, flexible work space, skills development and employment brokerage. AboutThe Enterprise Centre brings together, in one place, all of the strands of support for engaging people to help them develop and sustain their careers: from school leavers_ support and training, to premises, business mentoring and career development initiatives. The Centre itself focuses on providing the support and facilities to enable entrepreneurs and small businesses to form grow and prosper. It is led and staffed by members of the local business community, residents and volunteer networks. It also the coordinates and indicates points for the wide range of government, NGO and charitable activities directing people to the wide range of support for career development, training and employment initiatives in Tottenham. To this end, it should be a one-stop shop for people seeking support at any stage in their careers.