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At the heart of the practice’s vision for a New Wembley is an elegant pedestrian city square adjacent to Wembley Arena.

Equivalent in size to London’s Leicester Square, Arena Square is a flexible urban space which forms the main pedestrian focus of New Wembley.

The refurbishment of the Arena’s listed structure provided the opportunity for a new, eastern entrance for the arena addressing the new Wembley Stadium and key routes through the area, whilst creating an important public space. The existing service yard adjoining the 1930’s Arena was converted into a stepped amphitheatre, echoing the patio garden that formed an integral part of the original Empire Pool design.

Arena Square provides a dramatic setting for seasonal and cultural events, Arena warm-up shows and celebrations, as well as being a permanent ‘people watching’ space in the best European tradition. The square will be actively managed as a venue for events as well as a space in continuous use by people visiting, living and working in Wembley. The square will host public art, street performances and public events such as carnivals, street theatre and school pageants, and will be a community public space.as much as a visitor attraction. The fountains and lighting add to the atmosphere, with the aim of creating a dynamic, enchanting and exciting destination filled with colour, light and activity. Central to the masterplan’s vision for Arena Square is that of flexibility, allowing for a range of different and evolving functions within the square as the masterplan, and Wembley, develop.

At the heart of the practice’s vision for a New Wembley is an elegant pedestrian city square adjacent to Wembley Arena.

Equivalent in size to London’s Leicester Square, Arena Square is a flexible urban space which forms the main pedestrian focus of New Wembley.

The refurbishment of the Arena’s listed structure provided the opportunity for a new, eastern entrance for the arena addressing the new Wembley Stadium and key routes through the area, whilst creating an important public space. The existing service yard adjoining the 1930’s Arena was converted into a stepped amphitheatre, echoing the patio garden that formed an integral part of the original Empire Pool design.

Arena Square provides a dramatic setting for seasonal and cultural events, Arena warm-up shows and celebrations, as well as being a permanent ‘people watching’ space in the best European tradition. The square will be actively managed as a venue for events as well as a space in continuous use by people visiting, living and working in Wembley. The square will host public art, street performances and public events such as carnivals, street theatre and school pageants, and will be a community public space.as much as a visitor attraction. The fountains and lighting add to the atmosphere, with the aim of creating a dynamic, enchanting and exciting destination filled with colour, light and activity. Central to the masterplan’s vision for Arena Square is that of flexibility, allowing for a range of different and evolving functions within the square as the masterplan, and Wembley, develop.

At the heart of the practice’s vision for a New Wembley is an elegant pedestrian city square adjacent to Wembley Arena.

Equivalent in size to London’s Leicester Square, Arena Square is a flexible urban space which forms the main pedestrian focus of New Wembley.

The refurbishment of the Arena’s listed structure provided the opportunity for a new, eastern entrance for the arena addressing the new Wembley Stadium and key routes through the area, whilst creating an important public space. The existing service yard adjoining the 1930’s Arena was converted into a stepped amphitheatre, echoing the patio garden that formed an integral part of the original Empire Pool design.

Arena Square provides a dramatic setting for seasonal and cultural events, Arena warm-up shows and celebrations, as well as being a permanent ‘people watching’ space in the best European tradition. The square will be actively managed as a venue for events as well as a space in continuous use by people visiting, living and working in Wembley. The square will host public art, street performances and public events such as carnivals, street theatre and school pageants, and will be a community public space.as much as a visitor attraction. The fountains and lighting add to the atmosphere, with the aim of creating a dynamic, enchanting and exciting destination filled with colour, light and activity. Central to the masterplan’s vision for Arena Square is that of flexibility, allowing for a range of different and evolving functions within the square as the masterplan, and Wembley, develop.

At the heart of the practice’s vision for a New Wembley is an elegant pedestrian city square adjacent to Wembley Arena.

Equivalent in size to London’s Leicester Square, Arena Square is a flexible urban space which forms the main pedestrian focus of New Wembley.

The refurbishment of the Arena’s listed structure provided the opportunity for a new, eastern entrance for the arena addressing the new Wembley Stadium and key routes through the area, whilst creating an important public space. The existing service yard adjoining the 1930’s Arena was converted into a stepped amphitheatre, echoing the patio garden that formed an integral part of the original Empire Pool design.

Arena Square provides a dramatic setting for seasonal and cultural events, Arena warm-up shows and celebrations, as well as being a permanent ‘people watching’ space in the best European tradition. The square will be actively managed as a venue for events as well as a space in continuous use by people visiting, living and working in Wembley. The square will host public art, street performances and public events such as carnivals, street theatre and school pageants, and will be a community public space.as much as a visitor attraction. The fountains and lighting add to the atmosphere, with the aim of creating a dynamic, enchanting and exciting destination filled with colour, light and activity. Central to the masterplan’s vision for Arena Square is that of flexibility, allowing for a range of different and evolving functions within the square as the masterplan, and Wembley, develop.

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Benjamin Darras
Philip Dennis
Mike Fairbrass
Tim Mason

Jon Mercer
Andrew Morris
Leonardo Pelleriti
Richard Rogers

Angela Tobin
Martin White
Elizabeth Young

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Date
2003-2005

Client
Quintain plc

Location
London, UK

Structural Engineer
Buro Happold

Services Engineer
Buro Happold

Quantity Surveyor
EC Harris

Project Manager
RPS Consultants

Landscape Architect
Randle Siddeley