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16 March 2021

Key milestone in the transformation of Wembley Park

We have achieved practical completion on two developments, Madison and Canada Gardens, within our client Quintain’s Eastern Lands. They come as Quintain marks the completion of 65% of the Wembley Park masterplan – one of the most exciting all-encompassing urban regeneration sites in Europe.

Together, these two new developments bring 1,376 more homes to Quintain’s thriving 85-acre Wembley Park site. Quintain were pioneers in the UK’s Build-to-Rent (BtR) sector and 1,124 of these new homes will be operated by Quintain Living, the developer’s rental management brand. Madison and Canada Gardens from part of the wider Eastern Lands which also includes a third residential development, ground floor retail units, a 29,000 sq ft super-gym, 3,000 sq ft crèche, public Multi Use Games Area and the first phase of a new seven-acre park.

The sites lie adjacent to the entrance to Wembley Stadium and amongst an already active residential neighbourhood and so required exceptional logistical management and collaboration. The projects were also delivered despite disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of Brexit.

Canada Gardens is the largest development at the Wembley Park estate with a project value of £211m and delivers 743 BtR homes. Some of the outstanding amenities include; an acre of private podium gardens including a children’s play room and pirate ship, work-from-home sheds, allotments and a greenhouse and a clubhouse.

Madison comprises 633 homes arranged over four apartment blocks, two of which have been sold to Brent’s keyworker housing subsidiary i4B and to Legal & General Affordable Homes. The two remaining blocks will be managed by Quintain Living. The development includes with a ground floor gym and creche, a landscaped podium, children’s playpark and BBQ spaces.

The developments have Envac® integrated; an innovative waste management system, which sucks waste and recycling down underground tunnels at 70kph to a collection centre at the edge of Wembley Park. This system minimises the use of refuse lorries and therefore cuts emissions. In addition, the development will be serviced by a district heating network provided by a low carbon energy centre.

The underground parking network at Eastern Lands includes over 160 spaces for coaches for Wembley Stadium, over 200 accessible parking spaces, 330 residential car parking spaces and over 1,000 bicycle spaces. The parking facilities link to Wembley Stadium via pedestrian bridges.

Matt Voyce, Executive Director of Construction at Quintain commented: “In 2016, Eastern Lands was simply surface car parking reminiscent of when Wembley Park was purely used for event days. Now, over a thousand new homes have been delivered on and below budget, through the skill of our exceptional project management teams and contractors. Through the remarkable levels of collaboration between contractors, we have been able to work leaner and more efficiently than ever before.

Nigel Cook, Partner, Stace LLP said: “It is extremely rewarding to see the completion of these developments. We have been working closely with Quintain on their Wembley Park vision since 2003 and continue to support them in finding new ways to improve their community and lifestyle offering.

Stace provided Project Management, Employer’s Agent and Health & Safety Advisor services to Quintain on the Canada Gardens and Madison developments.

Drone footage on Homepage courtesy of Sisk.  

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