Information from the meeting held in The Hive, Griffin Park on 24 March 2015 at 7pm.
Brentford FC have begun to work with Willmott Dixon on the future of Griffin Park once the Club has moved from its historic home.
Griffin Park has Outline Planning Permission for residential development which was extended in March 2012.
Willmott Dixon are preparing a reserved matters planning application which will detail how the site is to be developed.
They are planning to deliver much needed new family-sized town houses with on-site parking and they have also committed to recognising Griffin Park’s proud sporting heritage and important place in the community through the inclusion in the proposals of a memorial garden.
The memorial garden will also honour the memories of Brentford supporters whose ashes have been scattered on the Griffin Park pitch.
The Club will be hosting a public exhibition in The Hive to give local residents and our supporters the opportunity to give feedback to Willmott Dixon and their architects on the plans on Friday 17 and Saturday April 18, before the home game against Bolton Wanderers.
Members of the Willmott Dixon and Brentford Community Stadium project team will be available to explain the proposals and answer any questions you may have regarding the Griffin Park planning application and the Brentford Community Stadium project.
The exhibition will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Friday April 17 and from 9:30am to 1pm on Saturday April 18.
The Hive bar will be open from 12 noon for supporters wishing to view it before the home game against Bolton.
The exhibition will finish at 1pm, supporters wishing to continue using The Hive will be asked to briefly exit and re-enter Griffin Park to allow season cards to be scanned.
If you are not able to attend our exhibition the club would still like to hear from you.
You can contact the project team at:
Brentford Community Stadium
c/o Four Communications
20 St Thomas Street
T: Katherine Newcombe on 020 3697 4293
Brentford Football Club and residential developer Willmott Dixon have signed a Development Agreement to deliver a new 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road South, in Brentford, together with other community facilities, new homes and shops.
As part of the agreement, Willmott Dixon will also take forward plans for Brentford’s existing stadium at Griffin Park.
Under this agreement, the Club will contribute its land at Lionel Road South site where Willmott Dixon, as development partner, will build the stadium, associated infrastructure and 910 new homes, including 338 that will be available specifically for private rent under Willmott Dixon’s Private Rental Sector (PRS) company be:here.
When the new stadium is open The Bees will relocate from Griffin Park, where Willmott Dixon will develop 70 three and four bedroom family homes for private sale.
The Griffin Park development will include a memorial garden to commemorate the history of the football ground where the Club has played since 1904.
Now the agreement is signed, the next immediate step is for London Borough of Hounslow to issue the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to enable the Club to complete the land assembly.
Meanwhile the Club and Willmott Dixon will progress all the essential permissions and preparatory work to ensure a start on site later next year.
Commenting on the deal, Cliff Crown, the Chairman of Brentford FC, said: “Signing the Development Agreement with Willmott Dixon is the next significant step towards our goal of playing in a new community stadium.
“I’d like to thank all parties involved in finalising the agreement, including the team at Willmott Dixon, our lawyers Taylor Wessing, and all the advisors in our project team.
“We are excited about working with the Willmott Dixon team who have a proven track-record of taking forward similar high-quality developments utilising their skill for delivering substantial residential accommodation within a wider regeneration project.
“This agreement confirms the deliverability of our scheme and we now have in place a sound commercial model and a sensitive design approach which will create an exciting stadium for our supporters, opportunities for new jobs and local businesses and an attractive environment for visitors and local residents.
“It’s a great Christmas present for all Bees fans, 125 years after the Bees were founded; we have an exciting future ahead of us.”
Andrew Telfer, Chief Executive at Willmott Dixon’s development company Regen said: “We are delighted to be working with Brentford Football Club to turn their exciting vision for a fantastic new stadium into reality.
“This deal highlights our ability to combine our homes for sale and private rent business models to cross-fund significant projects like stadia as well as deliver large volumes of residential accommodation for both tenures.
“In particular, our PRS homes will also help create a vibrant community of renters with good access to central London and to local employers, large and small, including global companies such as GSK and SKY on Brentford’s ‘Golden Mile’.
“The scale and approach of this development is similar to other large regeneration schemes we are undertaking in the South East where our Prime Place and be:here companies combine to create popular mixed-tenure communities.
“Importantly as long term partners, we have a good cultural fit with Brentford FC as we share a strong commitment to support the growth and prosperity of local communities.
“We look forward to working with the Bees to create a bright new future for the Club and this part of Hounslow.”
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran said: “This agreement seals a great step forward for the Bees, Brentford and the whole borough.
“It’s another sign that Hounslow and Brentford is fast becoming known as west London’s boomtown.
“Let’s keep our fingers crossed that The Bees continue their great start to the season and grab promotion to the Premier League in the New Year.”
The project team for the Lionel Road stadium is pleased to announce that Rhys Williams has joined the team in the role of Project Coordinator.
Rhys has previously been involved as a volunteer through the BIAS Stadium Action Group and the campaign to rally support for the stadium planning application.
He is a Brentford resident and a Season Card Holder on the Ealing Road terrace and joins from his previous role as the Co-ordinator for PRASEG Ltd, the All Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group.
Rhys will work with Brian Burgess and Chris Gammon and is the first full-time employee of Brentford FC (Lionel Road) Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Brentford Football Club), which will be the Stadium Operator for the multi-purpose community stadium.
Brian Burgess said: “Now that the project has planning permission and we are close to finalising a development agreement for the detailed design and construction of the stadium and associated residential units we have started planning and preparing for the stadium operations and organisation to run it.
“We are delighted that we have been able to appoint Rhys to help with the huge amount of work that lies ahead.
“One of our aims is to provide local jobs for local people.
“Rhys’ knowledge as a member of the Brentford community will be a valuable asset.”