Wembley Park: Putting a new neighbourhood on the map
Transforming 85 acres of industrial warehousing into a vibrant, new neighbourhood is the ambitious idea of Quintain, a London-based property and investment business. With Wembley Park, a mixeduse development, Quintain aims to ‘put a dynamic new neighbourhood onto the map of London’. The development is a flagship for Quintain, which will retain and run many of the assets it’s building, making this development key to its strategy of increasing income.
Wembley is home to the globally iconic Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, both of which attract millions of visitors a year. Quintain’s development will create a ‘vibrant destination for every day of the year’ by offering new attractions in the area, as well as 5,000 new homes. The first phase of the development entailed building a Hilton hotel, an apartment block for student accommodation, and 500 homes, and renovating Wembley Arena. Quintain then moved on to building London Designer Outlet. As the first outlet centre in London, this designer shopping destination has 70 outlets, a Cineworld complex, and a variety of restaurants.
Infrastructure design for London Designer Outlet
For Quintain, the success of London Designer Outlet relies on attracting the right retail tenants as well as a strong stream of visitors throughout the year. To ensure the comfort and safety of everyone in the building, and to maximise its return on its investment, Quintain needs up-to-date information about every aspect of the building, from security cameras to data from its building management system.
It also relies on accurate records of the number of people who visit, where they go, and when they leave. This information is used to bill its retail tenants as well as to make decisions about the tenant mix.
Crucial to the performance of these systems was a robust infrastructure, one that would also be able to support additional systems as the Wembley Park development expanded.