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.
Over the weekend Brentford FC have issued a brief statement, confirming the receipt of planning permission. It comes as no surprise after amendments were approved in December.
“Brentford Football Club and its development partner Be Living Ltd have welcomed the receipt of the Decision Notice confirming the updated planning permission for the new stadium and enabling residential development, together with the associated Section 106 agreement outlining obligations to the community and the London Borough of Hounslow.
“As the photo shows, site preparation works are progressing well and the project is on schedule to commence the next stage of construction in line with a stadium completion date in late 2019.” the statement concludes.
Exactly as presented above, the stadium site has now effectively been cleared for construction. Over 1.5 years is well enough for a project of this scale, however it should be remembered that alongside the 17,250-seat football/rugby ground as many as 648 apartments will be created. Also, the plot of land at Lionel Road has limited access due to it being stuck between railways.
While the AFL-designed stadium should boost Brentford's profile in London and English football overall, many will surely miss good old Griffin Park. The ground known for its pubs will most likely safely live until it reaches 115 years old in 2019, however later it's expected to be demolished and make way for 75 new townhouses.