London Irish pitch for Lionel Road
by James Renoux-Wood Wed 2 November 2016, 5:11 pm
Rugby union team London Irish has submitted an application to Hounslow Council to play matches at Brentford FC’s 20,000-seater stadium, once the development is complete.
The provision for rugby was included in the football club’s original plans for The Brentford Community Stadium on Lionel Road.
Brentford has released a statement on its website, saying it welcomes the application from London Irish, which will “take the club a step closer to achieving its vision”.
The stadium is due to be ready for the 2019/2020 season, with progress continuing at the site.
Proposals for the scheme also include 648 homes – plans lodged by Willmott Dixon’s residential arm, Prime Place. Work on the Lionel Road South site is due to start in early 2017. This will include 304 homes for sale and 344 for rent, in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Facilities will include a concierge service, a library, a dining room, a cinema, a gym and private landscaped gardens.
When the scheme is complete, the stadium and seven residential buildings will be located on four hectares between Lionel Road South, Capital Interchange Way and railway lines, within a few minutes walk of Kew Bridge station.
Hounslow Council has acquired land for the project as Great West reported in September.