The former historic home of Arsenal Football Club, the Highbury Square Development created 725 studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments constructed around the four sides of the old pitch which itself is turned into a wonderful garden area.
Responsible for the detailed MEP engineering design the scheme incorporated some of the most up to date thinking to reduce carbon emissions, including the largest solar thermal heating installation of its type in Europe together with combined heat and power (CHP) plant feeding into a district heating system which serves the whole development.
“The scheme was designed to maximise the development potential of the site whilst recognising the importance of preserving its memory, securing the historic built heritage as well as finding a viable new use for it.
Allies and Morrison, the project architects describe the project challenge as one of securing the historic built heritage as well as finding a viable new use for the site. Both the listed East and unlisted West stands were in part retained ensuring the future of the famous 1930’s art deco East Stand Marble Halls.