McLaren Construction has been awarded a £130 million contract by Quintain to deliver a fourth development at Wembley Park, taking the overall value of McLaren’s projects at the site to £302 million.
Forming part of Quintain’s 85-acre Wembley Park estate, McLaren’s contract is for the construction of plots NW09 and NW10, which are made up of three distinct blocks. In total, the plots will deliver 396 build-to-rent homes to be run by Quintain’s rental management platform, 1,000sqm of ground floor retail space and 1,200sqm earmarked for a GP surgery.
The development will include 117 properties available for discounted market rent, which will account for nearly 30% of the net internal area of the residential provision. The transformation of Wembley Park will bring 8,500 much-needed homes to the borough, a third of which will be affordable and the majority available for rent rather than for sale.
The NW09/10 development will include a range of amenity spaces for residents including a large private landscaped garden at the heart of the development featuring a children’s play area. The development will include secure parking spaces for residents as well as cycle storage.
The new contract has been awarded after handing over the 340-apartment residential scheme W03 (now named Alameda) and 115,000sqft of Grade A office space at the W06 development along Wembley Park Boulevard in 2019. McLaren is due to complete the 150-apartment residential block of W06 in March 2020.
John Butten, McLaren’s Managing Director – Major Projects, commented:
“This is fantastic news for McLaren, and we are pleased to have been awarded our fourth project at Wembley Park. It is a great achievement, showcasing McLaren’s continuous growth in these large-scale projects and our great customer relationships. We are delighted to continue working with Quintain to ensure this project is delivered successfully, further enhancing the area for local residents.”
Matt Voyce, Quintain’s Executive Director of Construction, commented:
“We are delighted to have the McLaren team on board to deliver their fourth project at Wembley Park. We look forward to continuing the transformation of the 85-acre site by delivering thousands more homes, retail and office space and continuing our strong relationship with McLaren through our construction framework.”
McLaren has been an active member of the Brent community since 2017, through its projects and its relationship with Quintain. Engagement with the local community has provided much-needed employment opportunities to Brent residents. McLaren remains committed to working with Quintain and the other contractors on the framework to develop better communities together.
Through its previous Wembley Park projects (W03 & W06), McLaren has recruited 24 apprentices and 17 local people into jobs. Around 30 per cent of those working on site have been Brent residents.
McLaren has participated in various community activities in Brent with Quintain, including the Considerate Constructors Scheme Big Build event with local primary school children, a hoarding art project with a local senior school, a DIY workshop (painting and decorating), a primary school playground refurbishment and a cycle safety event with Metropolitan police.
Main construction works are underway at plot NW09/10 and are due to complete in the summer of 2022.