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WYG at White City

Wembley Park image courtesy of Savills

Anne Clements, Planning Director at WYG, the global professional services firm, will join the ninth Future Cities Forum at White City Place on 3 July. Anne will be on a panel discussion with developer Mitsui Fudosan’s Director of Planning and Engineering, David Height and the Managing Principal of HOK Architects’ London practice, Daniel Hajjar.

In her previous role at developer Quintain, Anne was responsible for the much of the planning leadership for the Wembley Park regeneration project between 2003 and 2016. She managed the design and technical teams, and negotiated with all the major stake-holders including the Football Association, Transport for London, the GLA and the London Borough of Brent.

Brent Council approved the master-plan on Wembley Park in 2016, creating one of Europe’s biggest regeneration projects, and beginning the transformation of the land around the national football ground from world class events destination to thriving urban neighbourhood. It will be the largest single site, purpose-built build to rent / Private Rental Sector development in the UK – with 5,000 homes being released in phases up to 2023.

The place-making includes a 7-acre park, two multi-use games areas, community hubs and a lake. The plan has been designed to incorporate Wembley’s sporting and entertainment heritage.

The complex planning required to change a stadium district – used on only 35 days of the year – into a mixed-use hub with retail, restaurants and work-places. will be an important discussion point at the forum.

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