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Highbury Square

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Former names  Arsenal Stadium
Type  Apartment complex
Address  Avenell Road, N5
Opened  2010
Town or city  London
Former name  Arsenal Stadium
Alternative names  Highbury
Location  Highbury
Country  England
Cost  130 million GBP
Construction started  2006
Architect  Archibald Leitch
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Similar  Arsenal Stadium, Arsenal tube station, Drayton Park railway st, Manor Ground, Highbury Fields

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Highbury Square is an apartment complex in Highbury, London. It was originally Arsenal Stadium: the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. until 2006 when they moved out and into the newly built Emirates Stadium nearby.

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Map of Highbury Square, London, UK

History

The building was originally constructed in 1913 and designed by Archibald Leitch as Arsenal Stadium in the Art Deco style. It remained the home of Arsenal for 93 years until 2006, when they moved into the new Emirates Stadium.

The complex cost Arsenal £130 million to build. In 2009, Arsenal sold 150 apartments in Highbury Square to London & Stamford Property at a 20 per cent discount to market value because several buyers failed to complete apartment purchases. Arsenal cleared their debt on Highbury Square by 2010.

Redevelopment

The North Bank and Clock End were demolished while the older Grade II listed buildings of the East and West Stands remained as part of the development. The pitch was redeveloped into gardens. Several parts of Arsenal Stadium were retained including the marble halls, the bust of Herbert Chapman and the players' tunnel. It was opened officially in 2009, by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.

Details

Highbury Square has 650 flats. Former Arsenal player Robert Pirès owned one of the flats which was sold in 2015 by Century21 Estate Agents. Although it houses private residences, Highbury Square has a public footpath through it. Drainage issues in 2010 initially prevented this footpath from being opened, which led to it being called a "gated community" by local councillors.

Designed by Allies and Morrison, the renovation of the complex has been praised by critics for creating "a feeling of openness and nature" while also providing "protection and privacy". In 2009, Highbury Square's design won the MIPIM Special Jury Award.

References

Highbury Square Wikipedia


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