The overall project started in 2002, when Brent Council launched their Vision for a new Wembley, on a worn-out site in need of work. They set out a blueprint for the future of the area with the national stadium at its heart, building high quality commercial and retail facilities transport links and new homes. An ambitious mixed-use development proposal was developed with Quintain in 2004 covering some 50 acres of land surrounding the stadium.
Looking back on when we first met
We at Brogan Group came on board at Wembley Park in 2008, just after the new Wembley Stadium was opened. Here we gave the access solutions for W04; the construction of homes, retail facilities and a public health unit. This would be the first of 10 projects we would be involved in, providing scaffolding, hoists and mast climbers access to regenerate the area.
Developing the High blocks
In 2016 a new Master plan was developed and in 2017 it was announced that Wembley Park would be the largest single-site purpose-built Build to Rent development anywhere in the UK with 6,044 homes to be delivered in phases over the next seven years.
Brogan were again involved in this new ‘Alto’ phase, using our expertise in working on ‘High Blocks’ or tall buildings across London, with four towers at Alto, ranging from 9 to 20 storeys, to create 370 two and three-bedroom apartments. NW07, NW08 would follow, where we used our powered access solutions with Passenger/Goods hoists for two 15 and 17 storey buildings.
John Connell Project Director at Wates at the time commented:
“They were instrumental in the success of Project Alto Wembley from design through to completion of the project. This was a £113million milestone project for Wates which led to further projects, the development of which Brogan are part of the success.”
Safety clips on Wembley Way
Throughout these many phases, Brogan picked up recognition for its work on safety including earning the Wates safety award on Alto in 2017, and in 2019, on the E05 phase winning recognition with another contractor.
Supporting the community and the Wembley legacy
Brogan were involved in one of these community initiatives at Wembley Park, created a freestanding stage backing scaffold structure for RISE, a celebration of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture 2020 with an outdoor show featuring a community cast of hundreds hosted at Wembley Park. Community events will start to reopen soon, starting with the football at Wembley Stadium. But irrespective of the win or loss here the legacy for the Wembley Park community is looking positive.
Find out more about Brogan’s history at Wembley news/46/search/wembley/