NLA On Location – Wembley: urbanising suburbia

Thursday 7 February 2019


The Drum at Brent Civic Centre, 32 Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ

Book tickets – £329+VAT (Members discounted) Go!

Quintain: BRAG Media Ltd

Chesterfield House © Hub

© HTA Design LLP

World famous for its football stadium, Wembley is no stranger to fast-paced development. The Wembley of today however, takes a more long-term, mixed-use outlook – evidenced by its role within the winning vision for an inclusive Borough of Culture in 2020.

Experiencing rapid transformation through the development of Quintain’s 85-acre Wembley Park and the inevitable spread of this regeneration to fringe areas, Wembley is on track to become the largest single-site purpose built PRS development anywhere in the UK, accommodating 20,000 residents, businesses and up to 15 million visitors a year.

So, how is infrastructure meeting the needs of rapid growth and 24-hour use? How are innovative construction methods helping deliver at speed and scale? What can we learn for the future of PRS in London, and what impact will tenure mix have on the local community? How are plans evolving to bring the rest of Brent along with this change and engage with the new district?

The afternoon session will bring together local stakeholders including council representatives, developers, investors, architects and occupiers to look at how investment is shaping the area. Presentations will be followed by study tours of key areas and networking drinks at Boxpark Wembley.

Please note that all study tours will be on foot so please do wear sensible footwear. It is forecast to rain on the day however all walking tours will still go ahead so if you are planning to attend a tour then please wear weather appropriate clothing.


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Councillor Shama Tatler, LB Brent
David Glover, Area Planning Manager, LB Brent
Mathew McMillan, Development Director, Boxpark
Julian Tollast
, Head of Masterplanning and Design, Quintain
Nick Taylor
, Head of North West London, Greater London Authority
Chris Bryant, The Football Association
Nichole Herbert Wood, Chief Executive, SFSA (Second Floor Studio & Arts)
Victoria McDonagh
, North Area Development Management Team Leader, LB Brent
Andrew Neidhardt, North Area Development Management Deputy Team Leader, LB Brent
Hilary Seaton, Principal Planner, LB Brent
Jason Flanagan, Design Director, Flanagan Lawrence Architects
Lois Stonock, Artistic Director, Brent Borough of Culture
Steve Sanham​, Managing Director, HUB
Louise Woodruff,
Acquisitions Manager, Whitbread
Simon Bayliss
, Managing Partner, HTA
Matthew Bird
, New Business & Partnerships Director, Network Homes
Gerard Maccreanor, Founding Director, Maccreanor Lavington
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture

Further speakers to be announced soon...  

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Tour A – Wembley Park

Exploring the impact of Build-to-Rent, this tour will begin with a look at Quintain’s Wembley Park development and the homes and facilities provided there. The tour will also look at affordable workspace provision and key public realm improvements. It will end with a look at Europe's tallest modular building, Apex House, before heading to Wembley’s new Boxpark for networking drinks.
Tour leads from Brent Council: 
Andrew Neidhardt, North Area Development Management 
Hilary Seaton, Principal Planner

Tour B – Wembley High Road

The revitalisation of Wembley High Road is playing a crucial role in the development of the Wembley Housing Zone. In this tour, hear about the plans for the housing zone and explore the key changes to the area, including Chesterfield House, Montrose Crescent and Brent House. The tour will end at Wembley’s new Boxpark for networking drinks.
Tour leads from Brent Council: 
David Glover, Development Manager
Victoria McDonagh, North Area Development Management

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Ticket Cost:
Partners - £165+VAT
Members - £245+VAT
Non-members - £329+VAT 

If you would like to become a member, and would like to discuss membership options please contact Aurelia Amanitis

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone or call 020 7636 4044 

We reserve a number of places for representatives of local amenity groups at our On Location events. If you are a part of a community group and would like to attend this event please contact Lucie Murray

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