More affectionately known as ‘Wembley Way’, Olympic Way leading to Wembley Stadium has become a staple part of any visitors’ journey to ‘The Home of Football’. Trailing from Wembley Park tube station to the gates of Wembley Stadium, Olympic Way was constructed through the labour of German POW as part of preparations for the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Now, Olympic way is synonymous with famous television images of opposition fans walking side by side as anticipation builds around The FA Cup Final.
Since initial plans were drawn up, a number of factors have either interrupted the completion of paving at Wembley or seen a rise in the anticipated footfall traffic at this iconic venue. Firstly, the tenancy of Tottenham Hotspurs from 2017-2018 saw an unexpected weekly attendance of circa 90,000 people a week, before the outbreak of Covid in the UK in 2020 delayed development on site.
After initial delivery in 2017, Resiblock have been by the side of client Volker Fitzpatrick for every step on ‘Wembley Way’. From delivering initial joint stabilisation to protect paving from high volumes of footfall traffic, to providing long-term paving interlock against cleaning regimes, Resiblock Commercial Sealers Resiblock ‘22’ and Resiblock ‘22’ A.F have ensured asset protection and safeguarded against potential liability and monetary losses associated with failed paving systems.
Benefits at a Glance:
- One pack material
- Easy application
- Prevents sand erosion from paver joint
- Prevents the ingress of water and fuel infiltration to the sand laying course
- Maintains structural stability under heavy duty trafficking
- Elastomeric bond works in tandem with paver system
- Case Study
- Project name: Wembley Stadium
- Client: Volker Fitzpatrick
- Contractor: Lorclon
- Site: Olympic Way, Wembley
- Project: Olympic Way, Wembley Stadium
- Area: 3,928m²
- Paver type: Marshall Tegula CBP, Ketley Blue Clay Blocks, Marshalls Tarvos Granite Blocks
- Product/s: Resiblock '22' | Resiblock '22' WB
- Date: March 2023
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