This page explains the redevelopment of the former Highbury Stadium. It aims to answer any questions that may arise during the consultation period.
Arsenal Football Club (AFC) have planning permission and listed building consent to redevelop the existing Arsenal Stadium site at Avenell Road, to provide 711 residential units, (Class C3), a general medical practitioners’ surgery, (Class D1), a nursery, (Class D1), a gym/ health club (Class D2) and a retail unit, (Class A1), along with associated areas of parking and landscaping.
AFC began construction works in July 2006 and will redevelop the site in phases over a three-and-a-half-year timeframe, ending in December 2009. The revised scheme has the same overall layout as the one approved in 2002. The main changes are that the proposed north and south buildings have been redesigned to include courtyards, and the basement area beneath the pitch has been enlarged.
An extra 154 residential units are now proposed on the site, with 711 units planned instead of the initially proposed 557 units. This increase has been achieved by an internal reconfiguration of the East and West stands and the redesign of the proposed buildings at the north and south ends of the site. There is now a higher proportion of one-bed flats in the scheme overall, a reduction reflected in the proportion of two-, three- and four-bed flats.
The links to the left provide information on how to contact either the council or the developer, (Sir Robert McAlpine), as well as detailing traffic calming measures during the construction period, application plans, and the hours in which the work will be taking place. Below you will find downloadable documents relating to proposed construction routes, traffic assessments, construction phasing and the council’s ‘Bothered By Noise’ booklet. The last of these details how nearby residents, workers and visitors can respond to any noise issues that may arise during the construction process.
Page Last Updated: 31 October 2008