Lighting Up Wembley Park
The Wembley Park development is one of the largest in London, spanning 85 acres around the National Stadium. It involves the construction of 7,000 homes and a number of commercial and retail buildings, leading to the generation of over 8,000 jobs. This promises to create a vibrant new community bustling with life, work and entertainment.
The project is vast and has been split into phases that will be completed over several years. UKPS secured the high voltage works across the development, plus the majority of low voltage connections. The works cover homes, retail and commercial buildings across the entire Wembley Park development. Substations for the current phases were to be completed first, with low voltage supplies from the substations eventually being connected to the completed buildings.
The scale of the development alone is a challenge for the works being carried out by all construction firms, let alone UKPS.
With each phase being managed by different builders, UKPS has had to build relationships with the builders at each phase and learn the differing processes and rules at each site.
Careful scheduling of works has to be done alongside the Distribution Network Operator, the builders and the management of Wembley Park. As the National Stadium and the Wembley Arena are venues for many popular events throughout the year, up to 80,000 people can descend on the area for an event, which creates a number of challenges for the ongoing works. It is crucial that UKPS plans out and finishes works on time in order to prevent disruption to events and to maintain the safety of visitors.
UKPS has handled, and continues to handle, the challenges of Wembley Park extremely professionally.
We feel the key has been the wealth of expert knowledge we have across the company. Experienced Project Managers, Designers, Engineers and Installers have worked together to solve problems and offer ideas for future phases.
Although each phase has different contractors, UKPS has tried to keep the same core of people working across the development in order to build on their relationships at each phase and to feel confident that they know how each contractor operates.
The development at Wembley Park is still ongoing and is expected to finally be completed in 2024. However, UKPS has successfully completed works on several phases on time, to budget and to the high standards expected by ourselves and our clients.
The quality of our work and the relationships we have built with contractors on each site has led to UKPS securing LV works at the upcoming phases. We know how the contractors like to work and are accustomed to their standards and processes which certainly helped win the contracts.
Wembley Park is a vast project and one that UKPS is proud to be a part of.
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