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About our new eco-build

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A Greener Approach

Led by consortium organisations, OrganicLea and the Ubele Initiativethe Wolves Lane Centre is a horticultural centre and community food growing hub with a mission to make good food accessible to all. We grow and distribute sustainably produced food and plants, and offer a hub for education, events, social enterprise and leadership development.

We're now undergoing a major transformation!

Teaming up with architects Material Cultures and Studio Gil, ecologists, and the community, we're revamping the Centre into a thriving, climate-resilient space. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery, the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, Haringey council and the Clothworkers’ Foundation, we're introducing a new eco-building plan equipped with ecologically-informed soft landscaping, reed-beds, sustainable drainage, and rainwater harvesting.

The project re-animates the previously dilapidated site by retaining the existing glasshouses and adding much needed community assets. These will create new teaching, meeting and learning spaces, creating social enterprise and leadership development alongside produce packing and storage facilities.

The new ecologically-designed community hall building will host community kitchens, workshops and events. With two additional buildings providing classrooms, workshops, offices and a distribution warehouse. The area will include biodiverse planting representing the diversity and cultural heritage of the people on site and within the community.

This redevelopment is not just about construction; it's about centering local needs, promoting biodiversity, and enhancing climate resilience. As we embrace a greener approach, the Wolves Lane Centre will become a hub for education, a space for growth, a gathering spot, and a communal green haven. We're not just transforming a site – we're creating a model for urban climate-informed change.

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We need your help

Are you a construction company or material supplier? We are in need of donations to make this vision a reality. 

Donations

We are in need of final materials to complete and occupy the buildings.

  • Decking and handrail for the outside kitchen of our community hall; 

  • Indoor kitchen units;

  • Outdoor kitchen units;

  • Canopy for our outside space;

  • Pond expetse and pumps;

  • Reeds for our reedbeds;

  • Decking for the working yard;

  • Roof/lean to - for the decking in the working yard;

  • Bricks and paving for the courtyards;

  • Tiles and grout for the toilets; 

  • A bridge to go over the pond;

  • Barn doors;

  • A workshop; and,

  • A woodburner. 

Support 

Can you give some of your time?

Get in touch if you have skills to share on this project, interested in work experience on-site, and for other build related enquiries:

Info@wolveslane.org

Get in touch

The Wolves Lane Centre, N22 5AA

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