Quintain breaks ground on North East Lands BTR

Quintain kicks off 30th anniversary year by breaking ground on North East Lands BTR and prepares to award biggest construction contract to date.

What the North East Lands Build to Rent scheme will look like at Wembley Park - Quintain Living | BTR News
What the North East Lands Build to Rent scheme will look like at Wembley Park.

Quintain announces today (9 February 2022) that it has broken ground on the next major phase of the 85-acre neighbourhood being created at Wembley Park. Named North East Lands, the 12-acre site will deliver over 2,000 new Build to Rent homes – with planning permission secured for 769 homes to be built in its first phase. Of the 769 homes, 201 will be affordable within a range of tenures including shared ownership, affordable rent and discount market rent. 

Demolition and enabling works started in January 2022 and are being undertaken by John Sisk & Son. It marks the closure of the last of the surface carparks that historically surrounded the National Stadium. These historic car parks have been replaced by state-of-the -art car and coach facilities, delivered in 2020 and 2021. 

To deliver North East Lands, Quintain are in advanced discussions with John Sisk & Son over the largest construction contract ever to be awarded at Wembley Park – at approx £220m. John Sisk & Son have been a key delivery partner for Quintain for 17 years – working on residential developments, the Hilton hotel and the refurbishment of Grade 2 listed, The OVO Arena Wembley.

The first two developments at North East Lands comprise of two buildings with blocks ranging from ten to 27 storeys. The development will embrace Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) – to dramatically support the reduction of vehicle and labour movements as well as improving the onsite environment.

The majority of the new Haworth Tompkins’ designed homes in the first phase of North East Lands will be for rent and will be managed by the award-winning Quintain Living team that already operates over 3,250 homes within nine diverse Build to Rent communities across Wembley Park. The new scheme will be centred around communal gardens and a public park, and each block includes a roof terrace. North East Lands will include furnished apartments with best-in-class interior design and the lifestyle amenities that Quintain Living is famous for.

Within Quintain’s Wembley Park masterplan, the North East Lands scheme will provide almost a quarter of the overall 8,500 homes. The development has been designed with high levels of sustainability in both construction and operation – in line with Quintain’s sustainability priorities. The North East Lands buildings will be designed and operated to recognised industry sustainability standards such as the WELL Building Standard.

All the buildings in North East Lands have been designed around the new seven-acre Union Park, with local retail in mind, including new space for a community hall, corner shop and café on the park creating a relaxed place to live, work and visit. The first three acres are complete and open for the community to enjoy.

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, it is fantastic to start work on this new significant phase of Wembley Park, a neighbourhood that we are extraordinarily proud to say is one of the most exciting new districts in London.

“Over the last 20 years, Quintain has built Wembley Park from the ground up and North East Lands will not only add to our flourishing Build to Rent portfolio, it will also bring a new seven acre park and a home for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who are relocating to this area. Union Park will open up new green space for all the residents of Brent and we are very proud to be able to deliver what will be the first new park in the area for 150 years.”

James Saunders, Chief Executive, Quintain