48 new steps in Wembley Park, one giant leap for the Brent community
Cllr Ketan Sheth, Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, Brent Council
- Credit: Brent Council
Many residents and visitors to Wembley Park may have already seen the new 48 individual granite steps which have replaced the pedway.
The local community has always been at the heart of the transformation vision. The new Olympic Steps, named after the 1948 Summer Olympics, has provided over 12,150 sqm of new public space at ground level – an area bigger than the Arena or the football pitch inside the Wembley Stadium itself.
In addition to the new public space, the Olympic Steps provide better access for older people and those with mobility impairments with the introduction of four new lifts from ground level to the Wembley Stadium concourse. Each lift will be able to accommodate four wheelchair users plus their companions, providing a total capacity of 12 wheelchairs at a time.
When completed in June 2021, the Olympic Steps will provide an exciting new public space for Brent’s residents, workers, students and visitors to discover and enjoy a new cultural pocket within Wembley Park. A safe, open space for everyone in the community to relax and enjoy while taking in the views of the transformed Olympic Way as we slowly emerge from the pandemic, and once again have the opportunities to discover something new in our neighbourhood with our closest friends and families.
In its name and the new year-round experiences it will host, the Olympic Steps will continue to celebrate Wembley Park’s longstanding entertainment and sporting heritage that we can continue to be proud of and will provides giant strides in bringing our communities together as we turn a corner from the pandemic.