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Olympic Steps

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