Arsenal Football Club is set to install a large-scale battery energy storage on the Emirates Stadium

Slaughter and May advised the Arsenal Football Club on the battery storage project with Pivot Power at Emirates Stadium.

The project is one of the largest of its kind at any sports ground in the world, and is capable of powering the 60,000-seat stadium for an entire match.

The storage system, developed by UK-based Pivot Power with funding support from investment manager Downing LLP and facilitated by Octopus Energy, has been designed to meet our peak levels of energy consumption and will store enough power to run the Emirates for 90 minutes. It’s the equivalent of powering 2,700 homes for two hours.

The installation of the BSS follows efforts in reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact, with around 80 per cent of matchday waste recycled. LED floodlights have reduced floodlight energy consumption by 30 per cent and 7m kilograms of carbon is no longer being pumped into the atmosphere – enough to fill Emirates Stadium more than 3.9 times – since switching to green energy with Octopus Energy.

Slaughter and May advised the Arsenal Football Club on the deal with a Real Estate team led by Jane Edwarde (partner, in picture), alongside Todd Wu (associate); on Construction law acted Tom Inker (associate) and Ed McGimpsey (associate).

Burges Salmon advises Downing LLP on the deal with a team led by partner Ross Fairley.

Involved fees earner: Ross Fairley – Burges Salmon; Jane Edwarde – Slaughter and May; Tom Inker – Slaughter and May; Ed McGimpsey – Slaughter and May; Todd Wu – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Burges Salmon; Slaughter and May;

Clients: Arsenal Football Club Plc; Downing LLP;