Catalyst’s planning application for an 80-home development on the site of the former Coppetts Wood Hospital has been approved by the London Borough of Haringey in February 2017.
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 in 2017 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.