St Ann’s new neighbourhood, Haringey

St Ann’s new neighbourhood will deliver around 970 new homes, 60% of which will be enshrined as genuinely affordable. This site will also provide community-led housing, a new and enlarged Peace Garden, improved streets as well as new retail and affordable workspaces.

You can find out more about the plans and how you can have your say on the proposals by visiting our consultation website.

Site history

Opened in the late 1800s, St Ann’s Hospital has since expanded to house the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust amongst other bodies such as the Moorfields Eye Hospital. With the site expanding over the course of the 20th century, a number of the buildings on site are no longer fit for modern health use.

Haringey Council granted planning permission in 2015 for a redevelopment of part of the hospital site for around 450 homes, although only a small percentage of the new homes were to be affordable. Following this, residents and local groups formed the St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust (StART) to develop a community vision for the site. The 2015 planning permission was not taken forward and the site was later purchased by the Mayor of London in March 2018. The sale of the site has allowed the NHS Trust to develop their new facilities and refurbish some existing buildings on the part of the site which is still used as a hospital.

Building on the community’s vision from the site, the Mayor of London launched a public procurement process to select a developer to deliver a housing scheme with 60% affordable housing, which has high levels of design quality and sustainability and better provision for the community. Catalyst was selected as the Mayor’s preferred development partner in December 2020.

Our plans

Our proposals have been influenced by community ambitions, both during the bid process and as a result of further conversations with local groups and residents since our appointment in 2020. Our plans for St Ann’s new neighbourhood currently include:

  • Around 970 homes on the site
  • 60% affordable homes – of this 50 will be available to be bought by a community organisation for community led housing. Of the rest, 60% will be London Affordable Rent, 20% London Shared Ownership and 20% London Living Rent.
  • Around 30 homes for older adults
  • Keeping the Peace Garden as a publicly accessible part of the development, and preserve key features including the Black Mulberry tree.
  • Retaining some of the valued Victorian buildings on the site for a range of non-residential uses.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access through the southwest corner of the site to connect with the nearby high street and Harringay Green Lanes station.
  • We will give the London Borough of Haringey an option to purchase half of the London Affordable Rent homes.
  • We will ensure that London Affordable Rent homes on the site are let on lifetime tenancies.
  • We will give nomination rights over 22 London Living Rent homes to the Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust for NHS key workers.
  • We will ensure that all homes are adaptable for wheelchair users, to help address the shortage of this type of accommodation in the London Borough of Haringey.
  • Our intention is that an affordable workspace provider will establish interim uses within a few of the retained buildings on the site.