Statement from Haringey Council website:
Haringey Council has announced that plans for a new civic centre at Woodside House in Wood Green are to be put on hold.
Council Leader Cllr George Meehan said:
"With the current financial situation now having a real impact on local councils, it's right that we review our programmes to make sure that everything is fully focused at this time on essential services for our residents.
"Our top priority is to protect and maintain services for local people.
"That is why we are taking a responsible approach, and reviewing our forward planning and commitments in the light of changing circumstances.
"Local people would never expect us to pay out public money for under-used and expensive buildings, when we could be making better use of them. That is why our policy of saving money by rationalising our use of buildings remains the correct approach in the medium term and long term."
See also this article from the Haringey Independent