Wrenbridge Sport are project managers and client representative for Brentford FC’s new community stadium.
Brentford FC is planning to move from its existing stadium at Griffin Park to a new purpose built community stadium a short distance away at a site in Lionel Road South, Brentford. The new 20,000 seat stadium is being developed for top level football and rugby use and will also be the new home of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. The stadium will combine the corporate hospitality facilities expected within modern stadia together with a range of community and sports uses including an education and training zone, climbing wall, sports centre as well as a local pub.
The enabling development to fund the stadium includes a residential led development comprising over 900 apartments surrounding the stadium together with the conversion of the existing ground to family housing. This will create a new hub within Brentford and will regenerate a former industrial site as well as providing improvements to the local train station.
A landmark planning consent was achieved in which it was demonstrated that because of the overall viability of the project and the importance of both the Club and it’s Trust zero affordable housing was required. Part of this process included demonstrating and committing to over £11m of community benefits within the borough delivered through the Community Trust.
Detailed design works are well underway and works are due to commence on site shortly. Alongside this plans for a hotel owned by the football and rugby club are also being brought forward and an operator and hotel brand have now been selected.