Occupying an 85-acre site, Wembley Park is a landmark urban transformation, which is a residential led, mixed-use development and, when complete, will consist of 8,500 homes, shops, leisure facilities, a seven-acre park, nursery, ‘super-gym’ and 0.7m sq ft of Grade-A offices.
Metropolitan was awarded the contract to adopt and operate the large-scale district heating network for the development, which is a major regeneration project transforming the area around the National Stadium.
The heat network will serve 5,200 new homes, developed by Quintain at the site, alongside a capability to serve 90,000 sq. ft. of retail and Grade-A commercial buildings. The flexibility of Metropolitan’s approach enabled a new service framework for Quintain’s innovative heating solution to serve the majority of Wembley Park.
The BtR model has required a fresh solution. Metropolitan will be on site seven days a week to deliver exceptional levels of customer service. Metropolitan have a direct relationship with the homeowners alongside a wholesale agreement with the landlord for the BtR customers. This includes high service standards for individual residents and commercial tenants, with enhanced response times.
Wembley Park will be the largest Build-to-Rent (BtR) development on a single site in the UK with over 6,000 of the apartments managed by award-winning rental management platform, Quintain Living. The remaining homes are, and will be, a mixture of tenures including discount market rent, affordable rent and key-worker homes from London Borough of Brent and for sale properties.
The large plant room at Wembley Park contains two 1.5MWe CHP engines and three 10MW gas boilers, which will be brought into use as the development grows. The heating design has no individual Heat Interface Units (HIUs) in any of the apartments, releasing much valued space for the occupier.
This was a prestigious, ground-breaking project. Developing the framework to serve Quintain’s mixed-use development at Wembley Park required a very flexible approach and considerable attention to detail to ensure that the district heat service lived up to the high expectations of Quintain’s team. Metropolitan is looking forward to partnering with Quintain over the length of the contract to deliver the highest possible quality of service for all the residents at Wembley Park.
The exceptional level of service offered by Metropolitan to all working and living in Wembley Park, mirrors that of our in-house Quintain Living team. After a competitive tender process, we chose Metropolitan because their team listened and understood what we needed and worked tirelessly to deliver to our brief.James Saunders,
Chief Execurive, Quintain