Plans to build up to 400 new homes, a supermarket and business start-up workspace in Hornsey have been unveiled to the public.

The developer, St James Group, have confirmed contracts with Sainsbury’s and Haringey Borough Council to redevelop the former Hornsey Depot.

Today, a public consultation arranged by the developer and Sainsbury’s is being held at St Mary’s CE Primary School, in Rectory Gardens, from 2.30pm to 7pm.

The initial proposals for the 5.24 acre Brownfield site include a Sainsbury’s store and cafe, space for start-up businesses, 400 new homes and improvements to Hornsey High Street.

Sean Ellis, chairman of St James, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure a deal to work with Sainsbury’s and Haringey Council to deliver an exciting and sustainable regeneration of this near redundant site.

“With our experience in the local area, I am confident that we can deliver a quality scheme that will regenerate this site, benefitting the local community by providing new private and affordable homes and new job opportunities.”

A planning application will be submitted to the council later this summer and if permission is granted the work will start in the spring 2014.

Lisa Poyser, development surveyor at Sainsbury’s, said: “We are delighted to be taking an important step closer to bringing a new Sainsbury’s store to Hornsey and regenerating this key area of the High Street.

“We have a long history in the area, with our Muswell Hill store opening in 1966.

“This new store will provide customers with the great quality and choice that Sainsbury's offers, and create around 120 new jobs, to add to the existing 880 colleagues currently working in the borough.”

There will be another public consultation at the primary school in Rectory Gardens tomorrow from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and on Saturday June 15 between 10am to 2pm.