Boxpark Wembley - Planning Application Submitted
— 23 Nov 2017, 11:20 by Matt Carter
Alonside Quintain, we have submitted the planning application for Boxpark Wembley to the London Borough of Brent – following the announcement in September that Boxpark is coming to Wembley Park, under a 10 year joint venture agreement.
Our brand new casual dining and event destination is located directly on Olympic Way (known to fans the world over as Wembley Way) in the heart of the 85-acre Wembley Park site. It will mark a significant step forward for Wembley Park as it looks to grow its reputation as a cultural destination as well as for us, which we'll be delivering our biggest premises to date, helping secure our status as one of the UK’s most innovative street food operators.
The 27 tenant units, specially designed to respond to the vibrant Wembley event day experience and to service the ever-growing delivery market, are arranged around a covered event space, which can be transformed from a casual dining experience to a performance space. Unit sizes will range from 500 sq.ft to 1,800 sq.ft and will create a new dining and cultural hub for those living in, working at and visiting Wembley Park.
Our dedicated events space will provide a year round events destination, creating and hosting a programme of innovative events for up to 2,000 people. Working together with emerging local artists and established talent from across the country, Boxpark Wembley will further cement Wembley Park's reputation as a destination alive with activity.
Boxpark Wembley will also provide an outstanding event day experience for visitors to the National Stadium and The SSE Arena, Wembley and deliver a local venue for the 4,000 students and 2,000 people who already live at Wembley Park. The 10 year joint venture will offer year round animation to the area undergoing rapid transformation with 3,000 homes under construction by the end of this year.
This announcement comes at an important time for the London Borough of Brent as it looks to ramp up its bid to become the London Borough of Culture in 2020.
Speaking about the submission, James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain (delivering Wembley Park), said:
“Today marks an exciting day for Wembley Park – and showcases just one of the many changes taking place in the redevelopment of the area as we move from being a place people associate only with event days, to a cultural hub, coming alive with brand new homes, offices, activities and now a Boxpark.”
Adding to this, Roger Wade, our founder and CEO of Boxpark, said:
“We are delighted to announce the submission of the Boxpark Wembley plans. Boxpark Wembley is the next step in Boxpark design evolution, and features a 20,000 sq ft seating and event space. Our hope is to work closely with the major venues in the area to create an innovative fan experience. But first and foremost we want to create a fantastic Eat, Drink and Play experience for the local community.”