At the heart of Tottenham Hale, Hale Village embodies regeneration as a sustainable and community-oriented urban village. Fully embracing this ethos is the 33-storey Gateway Tower, comprising 1,588 square metres of commercial space and 279 residential units.
Residential development firm Anthology commissioned Tetra Tech to provide multidisciplinary services and support the planning application for the tower.
Located just minutes from tube and rail links, and only a stone’s throw from the Lee Valley’s stunning waterways and Regional Park, Gateway Tower is the ideal candidate for immersing people into a real sense of community. Its creation was made possible through the conversion of undeveloped plots of land into the tower standing today.
As part of the planning application, Tetra Tech provided the environmental impact assessment coordination and project management from the initial site feasibility assessment through to the reserved matters stages. At the core of our mission was the desire and requirement to enable an eco-friendly, vibrant and sustainable urban village that simultaneously addressed the local need for amenities, affordable housing, and jobs.
Gateway Tower gives the Hale Works community an example of placemaking to be proud of, with mixed-use housing, a sky garden and associated landscaping, basement car parking, bicycle spaces, and more. Enveloping this tower are lots of shops and restaurants, with a plaza-like area paving the way to the building’s ground entrance.
Factors considered throughout our technical assessments to do this proposal justice ranged far and wide. They included transport and access to air quality, ecology, socio-economics, wind and microclimate, hydrology and flooding, townscape, heritage, visual impact assessment, as well as overshadowing.
“We were quite pleased to have so much of the environmental input come from Tetra Tech. It’s a big team and a big project, and we’re really happy to have been part of a high-profile landmark like this in London.”
The planning application was successfully granted planning by London Borough of Haringey in December 2017.