Type:Flight Deck Balconies, Structural Steel & Architectural Metal
Architect: Flanagan Lawrence
Scope: 280 Flight Deck balconies, in 13 different designs. Finn steelwork, internal balustrading, handrails and stainless steel ventilation grills.
Completed: December 2018
The overall Wembley Park Masterplan creates a totally new residential district to the east of the Wembley Stadium sports and music entertainment hub. It is focussed around a new seven-acre park, centred on the newly created Wembley Park Boulevard. Providing 4000 new high-quality homes, there will also be new offices and a shopping district, quality public realm with 42 acres of residents’ gardens and children’s play areas, community meeting spaces, a primary school, nursery, and a GP surgery.
NW07/08 is a residential neighbourhood located right in the heart of the Wembley Park development, with 187 units – the largest single site of purpose-build to rent accommodation in the UK.
Wates were the main contractor on this project. Brooksby have worked with Wates on many bolt-on balcony projects previously. However, due to the nature of this specific project, the client was very specific in wanting cantilevered, slide-on balconies on NW07/08 at Wembley Park to minimise the on-site work, save crane time, costs and reduce the on-site health and safety risks.
The Brooksby Response
Our in-house design team very quickly set about utilising our years of experience with off-site manufactured balconies, to create a balcony solution. A full-scale sample was duly produced for our client, including slip resistant composite decking and tinted, laminated structural glass balustrades. The client approved the sample and Brooksby were approved to supply all 280 balconies for the project.
Design constraints of the building meant all balconies needed to be bespoke and meet the slight design differences required. The 280 balconies consisted of 13 different design variations, which met the clients specific and exact needs.
As Brooksby have their own purpose-built manufacturing and assembly facilities, we were able to construct all balconies, storing them in our yard, ready for delivery at the crucial point in the project timeline.