architecture Archive

  • View from the Alexandra Park

    So many plans, so little time. Our current situation.

    With all the developments and plans that our small community is facing, it is quite difficult for local residents to keep up. PMRA is actively involved in all areas, working with neighbouring residents groups as well as through the Residents and Business Liaison Group (RBLG)...

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    Iceland – Who’s behind the ‘Icewall’?

    Well, we are – the residents and community of Hornsey Park Road. This monstrous and ill conceived development far exceeds and drives a coach and horses through current planning policy. Its nine storeys will overlook and dominate two storey Victorian houses and back gardens. Its...

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  • Make sure you know about fire safety, wherever you live

    Fire safety drop-in sessions for high-rise tower blocks

    Everyone will be concerned following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14 June 2017. While there are no longer any tower blocks in our area (Dylan Thomas House on Turnpike Lane was demolished nearly 20 years ago), many will have concerns about fire...

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    General Meeting Report – Wood Green Area Action Plan 2017

    General Meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017 Download as PDF: WGAAP-meeting-26-4-2017 Read our Response Letter More regarding our objections to the Wood Green Area Action Plan (WGAAP) on this site. Present:  34 residents, including residents of adjacent streets and sky city. Apologies were sent by councillors Ahmed...

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  • A model of Wood Green proposed developments

    Community responds to flawed plans to regenerate our area

    As PMRA raises grave concerns with a first stage letter on Haringey’s Area Action Plan, residents from across our area, including Hornsey Park, Sky City, Caxton & Mayes Road and Tower Terrace met Beth Kay, Head of Regeneration and Emma Williamson, Assistant Director – Planning...

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    Good bye Gas Holders, Hello! Pocket Park

    As the Heartland Project, a proposal to build 1,000 new homes on the grounds of the old gas works in Hornsey Park, starts to take shape, we are finally going to lose a couple of old friends, the mighty gas holders that still occupy the...

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    A Good Bye Tour to the Hornsey Gas Holders

    Looking north from the top of Wightman Road, two gas holders still hulk over Hornsey Park, as distinctive as St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey or the shopping city in Wood Green. They are a landmark and a reminder of industrial innovation and change. Now they...

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  • Gasholder 1: from relic of a bygone age to a 'thing of beauty'

    Late recognition for Hornsey Gas Holder no.1

    “Victorian gasworks become things of beauty” – so said the Evening Standard on 25th June, 2014, when Homes & Property confirmed what many around here have been thinking for some time – historic gas holders can be imaginatively designed into new schemes to regenerate long...

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