Highbury Apartments, GB

Innovative conversion of the legendary football stadium to apartments

The Highbury Stadium, formerly the London home of British Premier League football team Arsenal, was converted into 860 apartments following the team's relocation to the new Emirates stadium (known as Ashburton Grove prior to sponsorship) close by in Holloway, London.



Heritage features combined with the state-of-the-art hot and cold water system

JG Speedfit PB-1 piping system was the perfect choice for the high profile Highbury apartment conversion project.

To renovate the Highbury football stadium to an apartment complex the North Bank and Clock End stands were demolished, with the famous clock moved to the new Emirates Stadium.

The exteriors of the listed Art Deco East and matching West Stand were preserved and incorporated into the new developments. The pitch became a communal garden for the residents.

JG Speedfit incorporating Polybutene-1 (PB-1) layflat piping and Speedfit plumbing fittings were selected for the hot and cold water plumbing and heating installations in every unit.

The specification required a high quality, innovative product that offered fast installation and long-term reliability in line with the luxury apartment design. There was only one place they could turn. Phil Miller from NG Bailey, a leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business, commented: “The Speedfit Team were brilliant from initial enquiries to specification and were supportive and collaborative throughout the whole process”.  John Guest specified their JG Layflat piping and Speedfit system made from PB-1.

Along with many of the Arsenal players, coach Arsène Wenger also secured himself a luxury apartment at the Highbury Stadium development.

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Polybutene-1 is often referred to as Polybutene, Polybutylene, PB-1 or PB.

Polybutene-1 is not sold by PBPSA members for use in pipe applications intended for use in North America, and those parties require their customers or distributors not to sell products made from PB-1 into pipe applications for North America.

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