We worked in partnership with Haringey Council and Spaciotempo, a temporary building specialist, to help preserve a Grade II listed Tangmere Mosaic Mural with the construction of a secure storage unit.
Constructed on a grassed area on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, the building provided a safe space to relocate and restore the mural, which was created in the 1980s by artist Gülsün Erbil.
Titled ‘Equality – Harmony’, the mural was originally located on a five-storey concrete refuse chute on Tangmere House. The residential block is being demolished as part of an estate-wide improvement programme, including the delivery of 294 new council homes for Broadwater Farm residents.
Our works included the preparation of the site for the storage unit, including the construction of a large concrete base and drainage works. Electrical services were also installed along with a range of measures to secure the building, including CCTV, fencing and a specialist door.
Stringent safety measures were put in place to segregate our works site from the highly populated Broadwater Farm Estate and minimise disruption to its residents as much as possible. This included a strategy for fencing, which secure locking approach out of hours. Residents were also informed of our works through communal noticeboards.
In addition, to minimise embodied carbon throughout our appointment, in line with our commitment to achieve net zero by 2050, we utilised environmentally friendly site cabins. By using these, we minimised running costs and achieved a reduction in carbon emissions.