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Brentford scheme to kick-off

by Marco Cillario Fri 11 December 2015, 3:58 pm

Hounslow Council has approved plans for Brentford FCs new 20,000-seat stadium and 648 homes.

The local authority made the decision on Thursday 10 December, for the final plans, lodged by the residential developer Prime Place and Brentford FC.

The stadium and seven residential buildings will be located on a four-hectare site between Lionel Road South, Capital Interchange Way and railway lines located within a few minutes walk from Kew Bridge Station.

‘The Bees’ will relocate from Griffin Park in Braemar Road, the club’s home ground since 1904, where 75 family houses will be built and a memorial garden will celebrate the history of the football tea.

“This is another step towards realising our dream of playing in a new community stadium,” said Cliff Crown, manager of the club.

He added: “As well as creating a brand new stadium for our supporters and an attractive environment for visitors and local residents, this project will create jobs and opportunities for local businesses. We have an exciting future ahead of us." 

The seven residential buildings on Lionel Road South, branded Prime Place, Kew Bridge, will contain 304 homes for sale and 344 for rental in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

A spokesperson for Prime Place said that the homes will offer “high quality hotel-style living”, with facilities such as a concierge service, a library, dining room, cinema, gym and private landscaped gardens. 

The public space surrounding the new buildings will also be improved with green areas, new pedestrian and cycle routes along Lionel Road South, retail outlets, car and cycle parking.

Brian Brady, managing director of Prime Place, said: “We are very much looking forward to working closely with Brentford FC to deliver a superb new stadium for the Bees and badly-needed housing in a superb location that will meet the strong demand in Brentford for high quality homes for rental and private sale.”

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