Brentford FC hires former 2012 exec

Brentford_new_stadium Mike Power, formerly COO at the London 2012 bid team and LOCOG, has joined Brentford to spearhead the new stadium development.

Power has been named as a non-executive director of the club, which is aming to move from Griffin Park within the next four years to a new 20,000 seat stadium at a site in Lionel Road, near Kew Bridge. His appointment follows the resignation of Ian Jones last month.

Greg Dyke, Brentford chairman and former director-general of the BBC, said: "To attract someone of Mike’s stature and experience to help us with the project is a real coup. As work intensifies on the design and the commercial negotiations, it is essential that we have a strong team."

Power said:"I am delighted to be able to help out on what will be a very challenging project to deliver. Having been born in Isleworth, and supported Brentford since my schooldays it is exciting to be involved in a project which could transform the future prospects for the Club".

Brentford are working with Barratt Homes on a development agreement, and are appointing consultants. AFL Architects, responsible for Wigan’s JJB stadium, are designing the stadium, Assael are master planner, Sinclair Knight Merz are structural engineers and Hoare Lea are leading the project team.

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