Case Study

Wembley Park

Increase building value using converged networks

Quintain developers partnered with Keltech IoT team to deliver a range of smart building technology solutions in a mixed use residential, commercial and retail units space at Wembley Park, London.

Benefits of a resilient converged fibre optic network

  • Reduce cabling costs and space requirements
  • Increase energy efficiency and resource management
  • Enable high-speed, feature rich buildings for residents and facility managers
  • Increase overall building value
  • Future proof building for new technologies

Background

Wembley Park, home to the famous Wembley football stadium, has been undergoing a massive change in the last number of years. It is set to become the largest build to rent (BtR) development site in the UK, with over 7,000 rental homes being delivered by 2024. Quintain property developer has an ambitious vision, which includes over 8,000 new homes, a revamped 12,500 seater indoor arena, over 185,000 square metres of commercial and retail space, including a new designer outlet with over 70 shops and restaurants as well as several hotels and community green spaces and facilities. Modern design, facilities and state-of-the-art technology has been at the heart of this vision.

Key facts

  • 85 acre site
  • 1 million square metres mixed use residential, commercial and retail units
  • Europe’s largest smart build to rent (BtR) complex with 7,000 BtR apartments
  • Anticipated 24 million footfall per annum  

The Project

The Keltech IoT team were contracted by Quintain to deliver a range of smart technologies for the mixed-use high rise residential, commercial and retail buildings.

A three step process “Access -> Co-create -> Execute” was adopted by Keltech IoT to meet the technology needs of the project.

Access

The first step in the process involved a compilation of the ‘must-have’ features for each building as well as the potential future needs. At this stage, the concept of future-proofing each building was envisaged based on a high-speed (10Gbps) and flexible network implementation at the outset.

Co-create

Working with Quintain, architects, mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractors, the Keltech IoT team designed the technical specifications for each building based on the feature requirements outlined in the previous stage.

Execute

Following design sign-off with Quintain, the Keltech IoT team managed the full installation of the fibre-optic converged network and subsequent system installations via a variety of specialist suppliers. Design governance was maintained throughout the project, to ensure all residential, facility management, commercial, retail and public systems were fully integrated and operating efficiently and securely.

 “Wembley represents a new way of living, working and entertaining. Quintain understood the need for technology to be an integral part of their vision and we are delighted to be their technology partner in realising this vision”

Mark Kellet, CEO, Keltech IoT