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The Warehouse District

A vibrant and dynamic landscape and public realm strategy for a creative community in North London. 

Project Type:

Landscape and public realm

Project Status:


Client: Provewell Limited

Landscape Architect:

Campbell Cadey 

The Haringey Warehouse District is a former industrial site in South Tottenham.  Over the last few decades the district has gradually been converted into a thriving creative quarter of live-work spaces that is occupied by artists, makers, musicians and entrepreneurs. 


The District is currently in the process of being covered by local planning policy to protect warehouse living. Our landscape and public realm strategy aims to support the district by providing safe and sustainable communal and public spaces for local residents and visitors through a number of interventions and strategies.

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The Haringey Warehouse District

Public Realm


One of the main interventions we propose is to establish ‘Parklets’ along one of the main roads in the district, Overbury Road. Residents on Overbury Road have limited access to outdoor space and there are a large number of general waste and recycling bins along the pavement, which often overflow and cause obstruction.


We are proposing building communal parklets to house waste-bin stores, residents’ bicycle stores, visitors’ bicycle parking and provide seating and planting for residents. 

CGI views of parklet configurations

Parklet prototype

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illustrative view of Overbury Yard

Work Units


The site at 2 Overbury Road is of most concern to local residents and businesses due to high levels of fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and unregulated parking. We aim to transform this space, which is in a prime location at the heart of the Warehouse District, into an innovative workspace for local creatives as well as providing a space for local community activities. 

The proposed idea focuses on the need to increase space for local tenants to access affordable workshops and studio space close to where they live. The design currently includes the use of upcycled shipping containers, a low impact structural solution that can be implemented quickly to address the current lack of workshop space.

The new maker spaces and workshops, landscaped outdoor space with improved lighting and cut-through will improve north-south connectivity and permeability at the site, together with enhanced refuse provision and facilities for cycle storage.

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illustrative view of Overbury Yard

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