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Olympic Steps

Wembley Park

VolkerFitzpatrick constructs new Olympic Steps at the National Stadium, Wembley Park.

  • National Stadium’s existing pedway structure removed
  • Construction of new, grand set of 48 steps
  • Approx. 4,500m3 of concrete demolished and removed in five days
  • 550 tonnes of structural steelwork erected in six days
  • Installation of precast concrete, specialist waterproofing, cabling, a stainless steel drainage channel and in situ granite paving
  • 36 glass rooflights pre-installed within precast units on ‘Olympic Landing’ at top of steps
  • 14 lamp columns
  • 60 illuminated handrails

"A fitting entrance to the National Stadium, the Olympic Steps mark a new chapter in the evolution of Wembley Park, replacing the old pedway. This elegant new public space celebrates Wembley Park’s history, embraces its future and will be a welcome new space for the residents of Wembley Park and the millions more who will visit the neighbourhood to work, shop and play."

James Saunders, chief executive of Quintain

Facts and figures

  • Client
  • Duration
    November 2020 - February 2021
  • Project categories
    Civil Engineering