As part of the Government’s Future High Street Fund initiative, We Made That have recently submitted Stage 2 funding bids for Tottenham High Road (London Borough of Haringey) and March Town Centre (Fenlands, Cambridgeshire) on behalf of the respective local authorities. The projects have a combined ask of c. £25m towards transformative projects creating resilient High Streets and Town Centres fit for the future.
By skilfully balancing the needs of the local area and requirements of the funder, the team proposed a varied programme of interventions; from a transformative public realm re-think at the town centre and a series of small scale mixed-use development proposals in March, to a major upgrade of the youth centre and extension of three public markets in Tottenham.
We look forward to a positive outcome when results are announced in autumn 2020, and in the meantime continue to assist both Council’s with urgent Covid-19 response initiatives and further project development work.
In addition, We Made That, working closely with AuthenticFutures, have assisted the London Borough of Haringey towards a successful High Street Heritage Action Zone bid, which runs in parallel with the Future High Street Fund. The c. £2m additional funding will be spent delivering a wide variety of interventions such as smartening-up listed buildings and improving shopfronts in the Bruce Grove area of the borough, providing both an immediate boost to the vibrancy of the area and securing a lasting legacy for its heritage assets.