Image: Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain and Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son, sign contract for Canada Gardens scheme at Wembley Gardens.
John Sisk & Son has been awarded a £211m construction contract by developer Quintain for its Wembley Park Canada Gardens development in London. This is the largest ever-awarded contract at Wembley Park. The Canada Gardens scheme will comprise 743 new Build to Rent homes across seven buildings including over 300 family-sized homes. This is John Sisk & Son’s ninth project at Wembley Park in 12 years.
Canada Gardens is Quintain’s latest scheme at Wembley Park and is entirely designed and purpose-built for rent. Of the 743 new homes delivered, 303 of these will be London Housing Bank equivalent units and will be rented at no more than 80% of market value, including service charges, which is consistent with the London Plan thresholds for intermediate affordable housing.
These new homes – which will all be managed by Quintain’s build to rent business, Tipi – will widen Wembley Park’s family appeal with over 300 of the homes provided as two and three-bed units. Shared facilities include a podium level play area and a spectacular new park with a number of activities for children. Meanwhile, pet owners will be well catered for with a special dog walking area and pet garden.
The shared roof terrace will provide views of London, and Wembley Stadium and residents will also have access to a clubhouse, BBQ area, allotments and a one-acre podium garden. Access to all the homes will be provided via a super lobby which will also be home to a new centralised Tipi HQ and marketing suite.
Quintain and Sisk teams celebrate signing of contract for latest phase of Wembley Park development.
Sisk’s ninth Wembley Park project
This will be John Sisk & Son’s ninth project at Wembley Park in a productive 12-year history of working with Quintain in transforming the area. During this period, they have successfully delivered the 475 home 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.
“Sisk has delivered eight successful projects to date at Wembley Park and has been a trusted partner for 12 years,” sais Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain. “I am delighted to continue our partnership with Sisk by awarding them our biggest ever construction contract. All contractors on Quintain’s main framework are valued partners and members of a team working together to bring London property and places to life.
“The Canada Gardens development will be a fantastic new collection of purpose-built rental homes which will appeal to families, couples, sharers and single people both young and old, demonstrating that Wembley Park really is a place for everyone.”
Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son, is proud to be celebrating another milestone for the Irish contractor.
“At Sisk, we are very proud to celebrate another milestone in the important relationship between ourselves and Quintain, who is an immensely valued client for us. We have used our previous experience over the last 12 years working with the design teams to drive efficiencies into the project. We always look to add value to the design process with our early input, and we will continue to work closely with Quintain as our trusted partner on this latest phase of the development at Wembley Park.
“It is important to us that we maintain the highest standards of project delivery and quality with a health & safety record that makes both organisations proud. We also look forward to maintaining our excellent relationship with the design team and with the community here in Brent. Our recent “Pride of Brent” Award recognised that we are contributing to the local community by employing 40% of local labour on site. We are delighted to give back to the local economy in this, and many other ways, with our joint engagement programmes.”
Quintain’s main contractor framework
Sisk is a member of Quintain’s main contractor framework and based on its experience and long-standing relationship with Quintain it was selected as the preferred main contractor to deliver Canada Gardens. Quintain’s other contractors on site are Wates, McAleer & Rushe, McLaren and O’Keefe.
Construction on Canada Gardens is due to complete in 2020.