Thursday 15 February 2018

Quintain euphoric after Brent approves the biggest yet Boxpark in Wembley

It appears that what Quintain wants, Quintain gets, although their and Brent Council's vision for Wembley may not be shared by all residents.

This is Quintain's unedited press release about the Planning Committee's approval of the planning application for a Boxpark to be situated for 10 years at the junction of Olympic Way and Fulton Road.

Boxpark and Quintain last night secured planning permission for the largest Boxpark to date. The London Borough of Brent granted permission for Boxpark Wembley, a 10 year joint venture between Quintain and Boxpark Ltd. to bring forward a brand-new casual dining and event destination, located directly on Olympic Way (known to fans around the world as the iconic Wembley Way).

Set to open in late 2018, Boxpark Wembley will be positioned in the heart of Wembley Park – an area which is being transformed into a new creative district for London. The arrival of Boxpark, home to some of the UK’s most innovative street food operators and cutting edge events, further cements the area’s emergence as one of London’s most exciting new locations.

Boxpark Wembley will house 27 food and beverage operators, a 20,000 sq ft dedicated events space and 300 capacity venue. Boxpark Wembley has been designed to cater for the millions of visitors who come to the area every year for world class sport, music and shopping, as well as the growing community in Wembley Park, with over 7,000 new homes, 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure and 630,000 sq ft of Grade A office space being delivered. It is anticipated that 20,000 people will call Wembley Park home by 2027.

The events space will provide a year round cultural destination, creating and hosting a diverse and dynamic events programme for up to 2,000 people. Working together with emerging local artists and established talent from across the capital, Boxpark will further enhance Wembley Park's reputation as a vibrant, connected and emerging neighbourhood.

Speaking about the submission, James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain (delivering Wembley Park), said:

“We’re thrilled to be able to say that Boxpark is now officially coming to Wembley Park. The opening will mark as huge step change in the transformation for the area, adding to the growing offer of shops, homes and activity already here. Set to open later this year, Boxpark Wembley will be a new destination for local people and the growing number of visitors to the area, to experience some of the best street food London has to offer. Boxpark is officially coming home, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Roger Wade, Founder and CEO of Boxpark, said:

“I’m delighted that the Boxpark Wembley planning has been approved. We are looking forward to working closely with our Development Partner Quintain, Brent Council and Wembley Park stakeholders Wembley Stadium, SSE Arena and LDO to deliver a world class fan village and street food destination.” 

Gavin Elliott, Chairman of BDP, said:
“We’re really thrilled and excited that Boxpark Wembley has been granted planning consent. The scheme is a big step forward in terms of the design thinking, while still maintaining the core attributes of being a great place to eat, drink and play.”

Boxpark Wembley unit sizes will range from 500 sq.ft to 1,800 sq.ft, Boxpark is set to announce specific tenants in the coming months, ahead of the opening in autumn 2018.
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Brent Council also issue their own press release with this statement from Shama Tatler, lead member for regeneration:

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Employment, Skills and Growth, said:
Wembley's already known the world over but this news from Boxpark shows how far the area has come in becoming so much more than a match-day destination.

There's a real buzz being generated about the place and Boxpark's arrival in Brent will not only be good news for start-ups looking for space or for artists looking for somewhere to perform, it will also help to bring more people to the area which will be a boost for other local businesses too.


Alison Hopkins said...

About time the boundaries for elections got redrawn for Wembley Park, hm?

I don't actually know any LOCAL residents who go to Wembley. This whole misuse of the words community and neighbourhood bugs me greatly. I think it will all end up profoundly transient.

Anonymous said...

I've heard very good things about the Boxpark in South London, so I think it'll be a fantastic addition to the LDO. I do wish they'd stop building flats left, right and centre though - space/room to move is a luxury these days! Also would be nice for the wealth generated from these ventures to reach a wider area than just that covered by the LDO and civic centre.