Commercial / Infrastructure

Wembley Stadium

London – United Kingdom

Wembley Stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final. The stadium is crowned by the 134-metre-high Wembley Arch which serves as a landmark across London. At its peak, there were more than 3,500 construction workers on site and 4,000 separate piles form the foundations of the new stadium. A project of this size was always going to need an advanced PDMS system and that is why Brookfield Multiplex implemented Zutec.


Wembley Stadium


£750 million

Gross Area


Who Was Involved

01. Architect

Foster + Partners & Populous

02. Engineer

Mott Stadium Consortium

03. Quantity Surveyors

Franklin and Andrews M+E, Mott Stadium Consortium

The new Wembley Stadium opened to the public back in March 2007 with  a bowl design and a capacity of 90,000.

The stadium, with a retractable roof and a 135m high arch designed by Sir Norman Foster and visible throughout London; stands as an association football venue in Wembley Park in London. The sliding roof sits 52 metres above the pitch. Even though the roof does not completely close, it does cover every seat which makes Wembley the largest fully covered stadium in the world. The stadium’s signature feature is a circular section lattice arch of 7 m internal diameter with a 315 m span, erected some 22° off true, and rising to 133 m. It supports all the weight of the north roof and 60% of the weight of the retractable roof on the southern side. The arch is the world’s longest unsupported roof structure.

Zutec was used to deploy a document approval system during the construction of Wembley Stadium. This allowed sub contractors to upload documents to the various package folders in the O&M, and the document controls on the client side were able to review and respond with comments. The O&M structure was fairly straight forward being split into 8 sections as follows:

1. How to Use the Manual
2. Contractual and Legal Records
3. System Description
4. Plant and Equipment Schedule
5. Operational Requirements
6. Maintenance
7. Record Drawings
8. Manufacturers Literature

At the end of the project there was a total of 34 O&Ms which covered all Fabric and Services components of the build. Additional to the O&Ms was a Health & Safety file which contained key design documents and use of hazardous materials and safety procedures.

Just before handover Zutec was asked to provide a maintenance file for all key plant equipment. This file included PPM schedules for key assets, along with Energy Callout Registers and Emergency Contacts. All of this data is still available today for the client, years after construction.



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