Former Arsenal Football Club pitch transformed into garden by Christopher Bradley-Hole

The former Arsenal stadium Highbury has been transformed into a housing development with landscaped gardens created on the site of the pitch.

Highbury Square Pic: Allies and Morrison
Highbury Square Pic: Allies and Morrison

Architecture practice Allies & Morrison was appointed to the project to redevelop the former stadium in 2003 by Vision Four Developments on behalf of owner Arsenal Football Club.

Landscape designer Christopher Bradley-Hole worked closely with the architects to create a garden in the centre of the development. The garden pays tribute to the former pitch and is the focal point of the development.

A grid of wild grasses and hedgerows is punctuated by decorative features of glass-encased, illuminated water walls. The garden also includes a Memorial Garden, where the ashes of more than 500 Arsenal supporters are buried. 

Away from the central garden, the north and south blocks form a series of six garden courts.


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