Wembley Stadium

Location: Wembley, London

The new Wembley Stadium is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

Appointed and designed in 1996 by architects Foster + Partners, Populous (formally HOK Sport) construction engineers Mott Stadium Consortium, was completed in 2007.

The 170,000m2 90,000 all-seater stadium is a bowl design protected from the elements by a sliding roof, supported by the stadiums signature feature; a 134-metre-high arch that soars above the stadium.

Winning the RIBA National Award in 2008 as “an enormously successful London landmark. At a functional level the building appears to work with exemplary efficiency. It is an outstanding, practical achievement.”

In 2005 Greenblue Urban were proud to have provided tree planting solutions for the 9 trees planted on Wembley Park Boulevard opposite Arena Square.  Our biggest project to date using the first generation Soil Support System – RootCells along with root management and irrigation for all.

RootCell Soil Cells ready for installation into the 9 Tree Pits.

Images show that over the last 10 years the 9 trees have flourished, a clear demonstration on how uncompacted soil in cells work!

With continual works and development surrounding the stadium at Wembley Park, Brent Council stipulate “Trees require as much soil rooting volume as possible which creates various problems when competing with underground services. Where possible, new development should exploit opportunities to run utility services in common channeling, leaving adequate space for tree planting”.

Future biodiversity improvements and flood risk adaptation measures will be sought when development proposals come forward. A buffer strip of at least 10 metres wide should be retained for a publicly accessible brook side park to allow for a cycle way/footpath, associated landscaping, tree planting and street furniture, as agreed in consultation with the Environment Agency and Brent Council. (Wembley Area Action Plan) – January 2015.