Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - E05 The Robinson, Wembley Park

06 April 2022

Residential Project of the Year

E05 The Robinson, Wembley Park (submitted by John Sisk & Son) 

Residential Project of the Year Constructing Excellence SECBE Award 2022 Finalist

This residential project is the company's 10th project in 18 years of an extremely successful relationship with Quintain at Wembley Park. Specifically designed for graduates and young professionals, the E05 The Robinson comprises 458 new homes across three blocks ranging in height from 10 to 21 storeys. Its playful, unique amenities include rooftop caravans, a hot tub and one of the longest rows of built-in sun loungers in the UK at 50m long. The Sky Lounge, which wraps around a courtyard on the 16th floor, is accessible by a 7m-long slide from the rooftop and includes a coffee bar built from a refurbished, now polka dot London black cab, which was lifted into place.

This was a very complex project with 11 sectional completions with some of the key project stats below:

•458 apartments 

•Coach park for 77 coaches 

•3 Levels of car parking

• Basement with 165 car park spaces

•Overall rebar 7,075 tonne

•Overall concrete 32,000 m3

•13 lifts        

•458 kitchens

•35km plasterboard

Logistically it was a very complex project as John Sisk & Son built on every square foot of the building footprint, firstly with a basement which took up the entire footprint of the site. The company was bounded by Wembley Stadium and had to tie in a new footbridge from the level 02 carpark to this iconic landmark, delivering the project amongst Wembley Park’s active residential community. John Sisk & Son have a huge interface with the public on two sides of the project and the other two sides are bordered by two other projects. The company worked with the client to develop the entire logistics strategy for the Easternlands plot (which overall included two other sites amounting to 1,800 homes) taking all these constraints into account.

John Sisk & Son put safety at the heart of everything they did, irrespective of any other project pressures. By having this culture at the heart of the team the company delivered this project with exceptional HSEQ KPIs considering that the company worked over 2.1 million person-hours with a total of 4,958 workers on site over the three years the project was live.

By leveraging 4D and digital project delivery John Sisk & Son ensured certainty of delivery, delivering exactly what the company planned in the virtual world back in 2016. This allowed holistic planning where John Sisk & Son could work in a collaborative environment to fully integrate the build philosophy into the design from the offset.

Sustainability is at the heart of what John Sisk & Son do, which is why the project has integrated Envac, an innovative system that sucks waste and recycling down underground tunnels to a collection centre at the edge of Wembley Park, minimising the use of refuse lorries and negating the use of large household bins. John Sisk & Son employed 34% locally, with 33 apprentices hired, 22 of which were also local.

Through the integration of sustainable MMC the John Sisk & Son delivered:

•             3,286 pre-hung door sets

•             2,000 Windows precast off-site

•             754 pre-fabricated bathroom pods off-site

•             444 pre-fabricated bolt on balconies

 •             1,610 brick faced precast façade panels


Key achievements:

  • The construction of this residential project is the company's 10th project in 18 years for client Quintain at Wembley Park, marking an extremely successful and long-lasting relationship. 

  • The community engagement and social value added on this project was second to none. The team donated over £156,000 and 900 person-hours to local charities, set up a partnership with local St Joseph’s secondary school, and hosted an annual football tournament for 250 local kids. John Sisk & Son refurbished local school Ark Academy’s playground, and provided tech to parent and toddler charity Daniel’s Den. The company provided furniture made from upcycled site timber to a local food bank, and annually donate toys crafted by their joinery apprentices to local children’s hospitals.

  • The health and safety record on this project was impeccable. John Sisk & Son put safety at the heart of everything they did irrespective of any other project pressures and by having that culture at the heart of the team John Sisk & Son delivered this project with exceptional HSEQ KPIs considering that they worked over 2.1million person-hours to deliver this project. 


Client: Quintain

Project Partners: John Sisk & Son, Quintain, Sufra, Daniel’s Den, Getjar, Techrete, Briggs and Forrester


Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.


About the Residential Project of the Year (sponsored by SCF): 

This award recognises developments that provide a desirable and sustainable place to live that demonstrate creative approaches from concept to delivery.  More info.


>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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