SSE Wembley Arena

Arena Square | London





Operations Developer

Dean Stevens


MPACT Group were appointed by RDA, a long-standing client of ours who are increasingly delivering more and more projects throughout the UK. Their speciality, the design of restaurant and bar facilities, has led to their growing client list.

For this project, we were tasked with delivering a refurbished restaurant and luxury VIP lounge. The projected finish was for an interior design which matched the casual dining of today but with an elegance which reflected the building’s architectural style.

Of special importance to the client would be our ability to work with these design requirements. From our viewpoint, it was inspirational to be tasked with meeting the expectations of such a prestigious venue.


To deliver on the client’s vision, we were involved in installing a completely new lighting scheme encompassing lighting controls, full site management and a number of specific alterations including removal of fixtures and fittings and non-load bearing solid walls.

The full extent of the scope of works covered the refurbishment of the entire area including extensive ceiling works, new washrooms, joinery works, electrical system upgrade and decoration finishes with further alterations to the existing heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

With the installation of a complete furniture package, we were able to produce a modern twist on an art deco concept which encapsulated the rich history of the SSE Arena, Wembley.


At the conclusion of the project, we handed over the Empire Bar & Grill and the Empire Lounge. As you can see from the images below, this was a striking finish to match the anticipated vision of the client.

In conjunction with RDA, we delivered a revitalised food and beverage space which has now become a significant part of the overall customer experience for any event at the SSE Arena.

Our experience in delivering high-end results for this type of environment ensured that the client’s objectives were met on time and importantly, on budget. Led by our Operations Director, Dean Stevens, our team delivered the quality finish anticipated by the client and their design team.