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Tottenham Hotspur FC reach agreement for university college development

A new University Technical College for Tottenham is set to be built as part of the Northumberland Development Project regeneration scheme in London's N17 area following an agreement between Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) and the Department for Education.18 Sep 2013

The 80,000 square feet college will be located above a new Sainsbury's supermarket to the north of a proposed new stadium for the football club under the plans. The Northumberland Development Project is a major regeneration scheme for Tottenham. 

Work on the design of the college, which is sponsored by THFC, Middlesex University and a number of other businesses, has begun and it is expected to open for students in September next year. 

“Tottenham is an area in desperate need of regeneration and, as one of its main employers, we recognise the importance of inspiring education amongst our community," said THFC executive director Donna-Maria Cullen in a statement. "We are delighted that the Tottenham UTC will be part of this regeneration." 

“The Tottenham UTC will deliver significant benefits and by locating it next to the new stadium development, we believe we are creating the perfect environment to power the success of the College, transform the educational offer in the area and provide new hope and opportunity to young people across North London," Cullen added.