Brentford Community Stadium is a stadium in Brentford, West London, that is the new home of Brentford Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club from 2020, replacing Griffin Park. To receive New Civil Engineer's daily and weekly newsletters click here. To receive New Civil Engineer's daily and weekly newsletters click here. WSP has been picked to lead a feasibility study into an overhaul…, Liverpool City Council has launched a consultation on the amended plans for…, Sale Sharks rugby club’s plans for a new stadium have been scuppered…, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has accused Historic England of making a “huge….

“The completion of this project in just over four years, from start to finish, would be a stellar achievement in calmer times, but it merits special credit in the context of the global Covid-19 crisis.”.

The proposal is unlikely to make it into the first phase of the Crossrail project, but might be a later addition to the route. What Brentford star Said Benrahma has done amid strong Crystal Palace transfer links. The development is an important part of the wider regeneration of the area known as Brentford East. Arup has concluded work on the development of Brentford Football Club’s new stadium at Lionel Road. But will there be the same atmosphere? [16], On 30 August 2020, Brentford confirmed that the stadium was complete and ready to host matches.

Like what you've read? The Brentford Community Stadium is just a few miles from London Irish’s training base and spiritual home at Hazelwood, Sunbury, and is in an ideal location to be reached from the club’s traditional area in south-west London, those who have begun following the team in the Thames Valley, and new rugby supporters from across the capital. [9] The CPO was approved in April 2016 and the process completed on 1 September 2016. 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Over the past four years, Arup has been part of the project team assembled in 2016 by club owner Matthew Benham and driven by the club’s development wing, Lionel Road Developments (LRD). Meanwhile, solar path optimisation enhanced the efficiency of the rooftop photovoltaic installation, generating more clean power and reducing operational emissions.

We needed that and we moved away from our lovely home with lovely memories to a brand new home where we know we’ll create new, fantastic memories going forward. The first competitive match took place on 6 September when Brentford hosted Wycombe Wanderers in the first round of the EFL Cup.
Sign in or Register a new account to join the discussion. The new stadium is at the heart of plans to regenerate the surrounding area, including new homes and commercial opportunities. There are corporate facilities to match any stadium in the capital, a row of premium seating high in the main stand. [4], This was followed up in February 2008 when a partnership deal with Barratt Homes to develop the site was announced.

[21] The nearest London Underground Tube station is Gunnersbury, served on both the District Line and London Overground. We have heard some great stories from fans, who have told us about their relationship with Brentford FC. It stands in the middle of a triangle of railway lines, predominantly used for freight. ", "London Irish to move to Brentford Community Stadium in 2020", "Brentford new groundbreaking stadium: one year on", "Oxford United the visitors tomorrow for first game at new stadium", "Opening competitive fixture at new stadium chosen for TV coverage", "Brentford FC 3-0 Huddersfield Town FC 19/09/2020", "CORRIDOR 7: CROSSRAIL TO HOUNSLOW – A Proposal by the London Borough of Hounslow in Response to Consultation by Cross London Rail Links Ltd", Future and proposed sports stadiums in Great Britain, City of Birmingham Stadium – Birmingham (55,000), Stadium for Cornwall – Threemilestone (10,000),, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Not officially opened yet due to COVID-19, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 00:45. “I’m 100% sure it will help us improve and grow as a club going forward. Energy, noise and emissions levels are all within the London planning framework requirements and the stadium has achieved a BREEAM Very Good sustainability rating. By Catherine Kennedy.

The club aimed to build a 20,000-capacity stadium on the land in time for the 2016–17 season, with the option of extending to 25,000 seats.

Arup’s structural engineers also reduced the amount of primary steel by a third, further cutting embodied carbon and costs.