Hornsey Road | Consent for CZWG and muf designed Arsenal Student Scheme

CZWG and muf architecture/art have gained unanimous committee consent for a 281-room student scheme adjacent to the Emirates Stadium in North London.

The 12-storey scheme at 45 Hornsey Road will create a welcoming townscape marker for the stadium and the London Metropolitan University which sits next to the site. New landscaped public realm designed by muf, with flexible commercial space at ground level of the new building and 21 railway viaduct arches revitalised as part of the proposals, will activate the currently disused area, improve choice, access and pedestrian permeability for the students and local community.

CZWG director Piers Gough said: “It's great to achieve committee resolution for this last remaining site opposite the stadium and along the railway arches. The building is in the form of a grand palazzo fronting the extensive piazza and podium of the Emirates Stadium. Consent for the development will also enable the revitalisation of the derelict viaduct arches and a new and lively pedestrian connection with Holloway Road.”

The student accommodation is a mix of studio rooms and cluster flats with 35% being affordable. There are extensive indoor amenity facilities for students including common room, dining room, library, gym, dance studio, laundry and quiet contemplation rooms. There is also an amenity terrace with great views on the roof which is characterised by a large circular planter and pergola structure to add to the urban greening of the project.

The proposals were subject to extensive pre-application consultation with the London Borough of Islington, the GLA as well as Transport for London, Network Rail and London Metropolitan University.

CZWG also designed the Arsenal Masterplan around the stadium and several of its constituent buildings including VizioN7, QN7 & Queensland Terrace and Drayton Park providing a mix of market and affordable housing within the regeneration area.