COMMENT ON PROVEWELL WAREHOUSES
A lesser known fact about Harringay Warehouse District is a longstanding policy status called Employment Zones. Employment Zones are a national policy that protect geographical areas for the provision of businesses and employment opportunities. Much of the warehouse district was covered under Employment Zones.
Over the years Provewell and a number of tenants have campaigned to Haringey Council to recognise that the warehouse district is a mix of living and working. In 2014, a major legal case was won by Provewell that provided a reference in law that recognised Warehouse Living as a way of both living and working.
This milestone led to the creation of ‘Warehouse Living’ Policy (DM39) by Haringey Council. This policy now covers the warehouse district. One of the key requirements of the policy is to consider the employment status of the area and to provide sufficient provision of places for businesses and freelancers to work. The policy is looking for provision over and above what is currently available in warehouse living units.
In addition to this policy, many tenants have feedback to Provewell over recent years that access to more studio space to work from is a priority.
This quick summary explains some of the drivers behind the recent expansion of work-only studio space available in the area. Complementing New River Studios, Eade Road Studios opened in 2019 and plans for 2 Overbury Yard are currently being discussed on HWD Comment. The focus for all studios is to provide people living locally with space to work and grow their professional practices.
Made by Tottengam
In 2019, Tottenham was one of six London areas to be designated a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ). This gave each area funding to secure new training, skills development and job opportunities for local residents, as well as provide business support and networking for local creative businesses. Harringay Warehouse District is included in the CEZ, which is known as ‘Made by Tottenham’.
Check out the website for open calls and opportunities:
EADE ROAD ARTISTS STUDIO
EADE ROAD MAKERS STUDIO
EADE ROAD STUDIO GROUND FLOOR
EADE ROAD STUDIO FIRST FLOOR