At the topping out of E03 at Wembley Park L to r: Owen Sisk, John Sisk & Son; Matt Voyce, Quintain; Gareth Blacker, Homes England; and Cllr Shama Tatler, London Borough of Brent.
John Sisk & Son and Quintain have topped out the highest point to date at the Wembley Park development in London. The building, known as Block G, is one of seven in plot E03, and is set to bring forward some 750 new homes at Wembley Park.
Block G will deliver 216 apartments across 139,000-sq ft and will form part of what will be known as Canada Gardens (plot E03), a key part of the 85-acre regeneration of Wembley Park.
The latest residential block will include 216 new homes, across a range of tenure, of which 25% will be affordable and will include a super lobby, residents lounge and a rooftop garden. The homes, spread across 25 floors, will offer views across London and the surrounding area and include 36 three-bedroom homes, all with access to the gardens with something for everyone, from allotments to interactive play areas for children. 162 homes within Block G will be build-to-rent and will be managed by Tipi, Quintain’s residential rental management brand.
Built to accommodate coach parking at ground level for event days at Wembley Stadium, the design process has afforded the seven buildings at Canada Gardens private access to a two and half acre podium garden built on top of the 81 space coach park.
Plot E03 is the ninth project awarded to Sisk by Quintain at Wembley Park, and the latest building to be topped out, making it the tallest constructed building to date on site. The contract for construction at Canada Gardens, plot E03, is also the largest contract ever signed at Wembley Park (£211m) and was awarded to Sisk in November 2017.
Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son, said: “At Sisk, we are very proud to celebrate this major milestone in the important relationship between ourselves and Quintain, who are an immensely valued client for us. Our people are at the heart of our business, and this major milestone marks a great achievement by all involved in the project including our supply chain partners and our client team. We have used our previous experience over the last 13 years working with the design teams to drive efficiencies and deliver this superstructure. We are well on course to achieve the completion of Canada Gardens by 2020.”
This will be Sisk’s ninth project at Wembley Park in a productive 13-year history of working with Quintain in transforming the area. During this period, Sisk has successfully delivered 475 homes at the Emerald Garden development, London Designer Outlet, the Hilton London Wembley Hotel and the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the Grade 2 listed Wembley Arena now the SSE Arena, Wembley.
There have been 834 people employed as part of the construction of the concrete frame/superstructure with 32,000 cubic metres total volume of concrete and an average of 550 cubic metres poured every week, on plot E03. There are 22 supply chain partners currently working on the development with over 800 operatives on site at present. Over 4,075 people have been employed on the construction to date.
As part of Sisk’s and Quintain’s commitment to community engagement and educating the next generation, 30 apprentice opportunities have been made available through the construction of Plot E03, with 18 spaces already filled. 35% of workers at Plot E03 are local labour, which peaked at 50% during the concrete frame construction.
Construction on Canada Gardens is due to be completed in 2020.