Haringey Civic Centre listing raises new regeneration questions

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Protection could further hinder embattled borough’s housing and transformation plans

Haringey’s civic centre has been granted grade II protection, a move that could hamper the redevelopment of the building and its grounds in a fresh blow to the council’s regeneration plans.

The 1958 building, by John Brown of AE Henson and Partners, was listed in recognition of its “Scandinavian influence”, transparency and modernity.

Last year it was the subject of a consultation on redeveloping Wood Green which explored the possibility of its demolition and replacement or conversion to other civic uses. Officers said it was no longer suitable for use as a town hall.

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