Arsenal Football Club's decision to move from Highbury Stadium to the Emirates Stadium posed the question what should become of its historic home. The architects produced a scheme to retain, convert and adapt both the East and West stands to residential use, redevelop the rest of the site with new residential apartment blocks and replace the football pitch with a shared garden.
The shared garden pays tribute to the former pitch and is the focal point of the development. ExcelEdge AluExcel Aluminium Edging was specified by the architect and installed to create an elegant and contemporary landscape design to edge off walkways, paths, wild grass beds and lawns. The garden is a complex grid of planting and water features, designed in conjunction with Bradley-Hole Landscape.
|Location: Highbury Square, Islington, London.||Client: Highbury Holdings|
|Architect: Allies & Morrison||Landscape Architect: Bradley-Hole Landscape|
|Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine||Product Installer: Arcadis-AYH|
|Completion Date: 2009|