Brentford Community Stadium
|Construction||2018 - 2020|
Description: Brentford Community Stadium
First plans for a new stadium were drawn back in 2002, but only after acquiring a 7.6-acre land near Kew Bridge, Brentford FC could go forward and start design works for their desired 20,000 stadium. Initial renderings have been published in January 2013 and given for public consultation.
Despite having received planning permission very timely (2014), construction suffered from numerous setbacks and was unable to begin earlier than 2017, almost a year after initial delivery date.
By that time some of the regulations had changed and amendments were needed in stadium design. Not only were the stands scaled down from 20,000 to 17,250, but also the entire venue was moved 3 meters south compared to initial location in order to provide room for a road along its northern side. However, the entire plot or building heights remain intact.
New stadium: London’s latest compact is Premier League ready
Created on a triangular piece of land between railways, this stadium has a truly unique shape. It cost quite a lot to build but also promises high revenue. That is, of course, when fans come back for good.
London: Brentford finishing work in uncertainty
As restrictions have been loosened in Britain, work is once more gaining pace at the construction site on Lionel Road. But while workers are back, when will fans be allowed to come, too?
London: Brentford FC relocation on hold
Construction of the new Brentford Community Stadium was supposed to take 2 years and they nearly made it. But just before the finish line work had to slow down due to the coronavirus.
London: Here's how you do groundbreaking ceremonies
Despite high-ranking officials in attendance, it wasn't them who grabbed the shovels yesterday. The honour was given to a family of Brentford FC supporters, who have been with the Bees for 4 generations!
London: Brentford hope to break ground in March
With planning permission confirmed, Brentford FC are looking forward to official launch of Brentford Community Stadium construction. The 17,250-seater is expected to be ready by the end of next year.
London: Planning permission granted to Brentford FC
The amended stadium design now officially has its green light. Not that it stopped Brentford and its partners from working on site for months now...
London: Brentford's stadium smaller and later
They waited so long for their new home that it's now redesigned and relocated, which means new approval is needed. The stadium will have less seats and its delivery may slip from 2019 to 2020.
London: Site clearance continues for Brentford FC’s stadium
It’s been a month since they began, now comes the challenging part: salvaging a historic stable building while demolishing it at the same time.
London: Brentford to break ground next month?
After three long years of deadlock it seems we’re finally just weeks away from seeing heavy equipment at Lionel Road. Brentford FC really need that to happen.
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London: Brentford a step closer to Lionel Road stadium
Brentford's compulsory purchase order for the final piece of land for their new Lionel Road site has been approved by the government. Report by GetWestLondon.co.uk.
London: Last obstacle ahead of Brentford FC?
They’re just one plot away from securing the new stadium. But owners of that plot seem determined to block Brentford FC’s project. Public inquiry into this case began on Tuesday.
London: Brentford to face Tottenham’s stadium hurdle?
First Industrial, which owns an office block on the site, is understood to be the last landowner standing in the way of the Bees' new ground. A GetWestLondon.co.uk report.
London: Lionel Road Stadium months behind already
Bad news: preparatory works won’t start in 2014. Good news: Brentford FC are still the first club since Arsenal to build a new stadium in London.
London: Final approval for Lionel Road Stadium!
Third and final approval was granted yesterday for the Brentford FC project. This means The Bees are the second London-based club to get a new stadium after Arsenal.
London: Brentford FC one step from new stadium
After local council, now also the mayor’s office approved Lionel Road stadium plans. Only the secretary of state could possibly stop the development now, according to London24.com.
London: Lionel Road contractor selected
New 20,000-capacity stadium has both the planning permission and contractor. All indications suggest that Brentford FC may in fact be the first London-based club after Arsenal to have a new stadium, though others began their attempts much earlier.
London: Lionel Road Stadium approved
Despite concerns raised across the community, Brentford FC's new stadium is now approved by the local council planners. One of England's most original stadiums should be built as predicted, in mid-2016.
London: Brentford FC submit planning application
After 15 years of looking for opportunities, the Bees are finally going forward with their latest planning application for new stadium, theconstructionindex.co.uk reports. Due to the unique shape of their plot, the stadium would be very distinctive.
London: Brentford new stadium soon to go for planning permission
After months of consultation the final application is supposed to be ready shortly and submitted to the local council. Brentford FC hope to go ahead with their Lionel Road plan, yourlocalguardian.co.uk reports.