The Branding Lab sets up an inter-disciplinary forum which brings together design students and recent graduates with shopowners from High Road Leyton. Waltham Forest Council has made generous funds available to enhance the prospects for independent retailers whilst giving students and graduates an opportunity to see their designs realised in real life, working alongside the High Road Leyton design team at Jan Kattein Architects, specialist contractors and local stakeholders. A design competition intended to identify some of the most aspirational young designers is being launched today at www.brandinglab.co.uk.
Our town-centre regeneration project for Green Lanes was awarded £1,778,506 from Mayor Boris Johnson’s Outer London Fund earlier this week. The ambitious design proposal for a series of micro squares, shop front improvements and the Harringay Gateway was selected from 80 submissions in a competitive bid. The project will receive direct funding from Design for London. It will set an aspirational precedent for the community and begin to secure the wider regeneration of the area. See the Green Lanes project page for more details.
Phase 2 of the High Road Leyton Shop Fronts Improvement Scheme is now complete. Works included the installation of 6 new shop fronts and the refurbishment of 9 buildings across a complete terrace at the heart of the High Road. Works to the opposite terrace continue on site and are due for completion in the new year.
Jan Kattein Architects have submitted a bid for Harringay Green Lanes on behalf of the Harringay Traders Association and the London Borough of Haringey to the Outer London Fund – Round 2. The proposal is part of an ambitious plan to undertake lasting improvement works across all scales of the public realm. Funding allocation to be announced at the end of November. See the Green Lanes project page for more details.
Jan Kattein Architects are advising Haringey council and the Harringay Trader’s Association on their £2 million high street improvement project for Green Lanes. The project comprises interactive lighting displays, urban realm improvements and works to 50 shops.
The second phase of our High Road Leyton Shopfront scheme is now on site. Works to the terrace designed to celebrate the local identity of the high street include new shopfronts, signage, awnings and giant fruit lights. Works are due for completion in January, ready for the Olympics.
Phase 1 of the High Road Leyton shopfront pilot project is complete on site. The next 7 shops in the same parade are due to start on site in August.