Brentford Football Club have said they plan to move in to their new stadium in summer 2020.
Construction work on the new 17,250 seater stadium at Lionel Road has been underway for more than four months. Piling works for the foundations are now 90% complete, the first parts of the steel frame are in place, and the laying of sections of terracing for the south stand has begun.
The Club has decided against a mid-season move in 2018/19, due to complexity of large-scale building works adjacent to railway lines, the need to anticipate the normal delays and problems that inevitably arise in a complicated construction project, and the operational challenges surrounding a mid-season move. The last season at current ground Griffin Park will be the clb’s 130th anniversary year.
The Brentford Community Stadium development is an important part of the wider regeneration of the area known as Brentford East and will deliver a stadium ready for both Premier League football and Premiership rugby, together with more than 900 new homes, a new purpose-built location for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and a public square with shops and cafes.
Meanwhile, EcoWorld London has secured financing to build the new homes that form part of Brentford Football Club’s new stadum development.
Ecoworld, formerly known as Be Living, and part of Willmott Dixon, say they have signed Heads of agreement for funding for the build-to-rent development have been signed with US real estate firm Investco and a North American Pension Fund.
Willmott Dixon recently sold a 70% stake in its London-based residential development business Be Living to EcoWorld International. They are working on other sites in Barnet, Brent, Ealing, and Hounslow.