Dixon Jones’ design for major improvements for the approach to Wembley obtains Planning consent

Dixon Jones scheme for upgrading Olympic Way and the approach to Wembley Stadium have been approved by Brent Council. Quintain’s plans to transform the final section of Olympic Way proposes to replacing the existing pedestrian walkway leading up to the concourse of Wembley Stadium with a set of iconic steps. The new plans will see the entrance to the stadium dramatically transformed from the current 1970’s concrete Pedway ramp into a set of modern steps surrounded by a landscaped piazza. Disabled access to the stadium will be improved with the introduction of four new lifts – in addition to the existing lifts. Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said:

“Olympic Way is a processional route for millions of visitors and these improvements, which have now been approved, will help make it a safer, more attractive and desirable location. It will become a destination in itself and mean that we’ll have more visitors coming here on non-event days to places like Boxpark, the new Wembley Park Theatre or one of the many bars or café’s – all of which will create an economic benefit that will be felt much further afield than Wembley, which of course is great news for Brent businesses and local jobs.”