Approval passed for Brentford FC ground
by James Wood Tue 18th February 2014, 4:57 pm
A new stadium for Brentford FC has today been granted approval by deputy London mayor, Sir Edward Lister (18 February).
The club will move to a 20,000-seater stadium in 2016, in a scheme which could also include up to 910 apartments, community facilities, a hotel and retail units.
Planning permission for the 3-ha site, between Kew Bridge railway station and the M4, was given consent by Hounslow Council in December 2013 but also needed the approval of the London mayor’s office.
Brendon Walsh, Hounslow council’s director of regeneration, economic development and environment, said: “This is fantastic news for Brentford FC and for the regeneration of Hounslow.
“It has taken a long time to reach this stage and we look forward to having a 21st century stadium for the club, which is going from strength to strength, with massive support from its loyal fans.”
Brentford FC – which has played its home games at the 12,763-capacity Griffin Park since 1904 – has selected Willmott Dixon as its preferred development partner.