Europe’s first multi-storey steel coach and car park takes place of pride at Wembley Park, published in Construction & Civil Engineering (CCE) Magazine December issue 2019

On 21 November 2019, Quintain, the project developer, and Huber car park systems celebrated the opening of the £41 million ‘Pink Coach and Car Park’. The complex consists of two parking levels for coaches featuring 290 parking bays, as well as a five-storey car park with 734 parking bays. At full capacity, it can accommodate up to 16,500 visitors. As the suspended deck also allows for the positioning of broadcasting vehicles, Wembley Stadium intends to use the facility as a media park during Euro 2020

Safety and technology are top priorities

Pink Coach and Car Park is implemented with a 120-minute fire protection strategy: the steel construction of the coach parking area is enveloped by chambered concrete, which is highly effective in the construction of mobility hubs, and a dedicated sprinkler system.

An elaborate wayfinding system, including digital signage, assists the marshals and stewards when managing the crowds on event days. Furthermore, there is a public-address system and camera monitoring system throughout the complex. The innovative technology installed assigns coaches to free parking bays according to their length and size. ANPR automatically registers all vehicles at all entrance and exit points.

Art Façades: Pride of Wembley

Inspired by Olympic pictograms, large simple silhouettes of stars renowned for their Wembley performances, lit up by pink LED tube lights, decorate four of the ten stair core elevations. The intent of the design is to encourage the next generation of idols to become part of Wembley history.

Pride of Wembley_Article CCE Magazine_December issue