A ground-breaking ceremony has been held to mark the preparations for the start of construction on the new Brentford Community Stadium and enabling residential development.
The site enabling works will be continuing this month, allowing for the start on site for the stadium and phase one residential work during April.
The development will deliver a 17,250 capacity stadium, 910 much-needed new homes, a new base for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and other commercial elements to help regenerate the local area. The new stadium is due to be completed during the 2019/20 season.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “When I moved into Brentford 20 odd years ago I brought my house on the back of being told Brentford FC would be moving in a few years, 20 years later this has finally come true. The club and the fans must be absolutely delighted that they now can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As well as the new stadium there will also be nearly a thousand new homes. I am also delighted that London Irish Rugby FC will also be moving to the new stadium. This will bring additional jobs and benefits for Brentford, and help with our regeneration plans that are now well underway. Come on you Bees!”