Football.London have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have submitted an application to begin the next phase of their stadium development project.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been operational since April of last year, with the 62,303-capacity venue already hosting big Champions League and Premier League games, as well as NFL matches.
The stadium continues to receive rave reviews from its visitors with Jose Mourinho recently revealing that Carlo Ancelotti was hugely complimentary of the venue when his Everton side visited this month.
Football.London have now confirmed that Spurs are set to begin work on the the ‘Northumberland Terrace’, phase three of their masterplan. This involves transforming the area behind Tottenham High Road to the north-west of the stadium.
The report reveals that Spurs are planning to set up a new commercial office space ‘catering for use by the creative industry’ and ground floor retail units in the new-look area. The area will reportedly also be used to house a music label and recording studio.
As quoted by Football.London, the club’s application states: “The creation of a series of public and semi-public spaces will encourage occupation and activity within the site and we hope that this will provides a catalyst for the regeneration of the historic buildings and local area.
“It will also provide commercial and community uses that offer greater benefit over present residential use.
“The belief is that this will result in the regeneration of a run-down space at the core of the conservation area.
“The improvement of the currently unfriendly environment in this part of the High Road, removal of the numerous detractors along the rear of the existing buildings.
“Extending Paxton Place into a newly landscaped courtyard to the north and activating this space, and the street frontage, with retail opportunities through new and restored buildings, will encourage movement up the High Road and enable a new destination and heart space in Tottenham, a breeding ground for creative collaboration and a focus for the community.”
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While the investment is obviously a huge positive to the local community, the rising cost of the project could be a major problem for Tottenham given their current financial problems. The club will be hoping that their revenue streams return back to normal sooner rather than later, with news that fans might soon be allowed back into the stadiums.
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