Following the granting of planning permission for final amendments to our new stadium and a ground breaking event attended by a family of Brentford supporters last month, we wanted to share initial news and plans for main construction works starting on site. This will be the first of a series of newsletters to keep our closest neighbours updated on the works.
What’s happened to date?
After a long period of planning and consultation with the Council, residents, businesses and fans, Brentford Football Club and development partner Be Living Ltd are excited to be taking forward the construction of our new stadium and enabling residential development.
Be Living Ltd have been busy undertaking some site preparation and clearing works over the past few months, which has included the demolition of the Capital Court building and some test piling. You may have also seen that we have moved the existing hoardings on Lionel Road South to allow a safe zone for future works. This is under licence from the Council and has resulted in a slightly narrower section of pavement (although keeping a required width of 1.2m) for pedestrians and will mean cyclists need to dismount.
Introducing Buckingham Group
Buckingham Group will be the main contractor for the stadium build.
They bring with them over 30 years of experience in completing major developments, including Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Falmer Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium and Leicester Tigers Welford Road Stadium.
What’s happening now?
With final enabling works complete, Buckingham Group will now start on site for the stadium and first phase of residential development (Central Eastern and Central Southern) with some initial piling work. We will be using a system called CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) which is the quietest form of piling for major construction projects, creating significantly less noise and vibration than conventional driven piles. You may also notice some increase in traffic movements to the site over the coming months as activity increases. This will be managed strictly in coordination with the Council.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption throughout the works and a Construction Environmental Management Plan and Construction Logistics Plan have been prepared by Buckingham Group and Be Living for the development. This will continue to be updated as works progress and is something we share and agree with the London Borough of Hounslow. We have also agreed working hours with Hounslow Council of 8:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, and 9:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
Keeping you regularly informed
In December 2017, the London Borough of Hounslow approved final planning amendments for our new stadium development. A formal decision notice was issued by the Council in February 2018 and we have now started main construction works.
During the construction programme we will provide regular updates here. Stay up to date with our new stadium and register your interest here.