Willmott Dixon and Brentford FC secure planning permission for residential and stadium development

14 December 2015 (Last Updated December 14th, 2015 18:30)

Hounslow Borough Council in Greater London, UK, has approved plans for a new 20,000-seater football stadium and 648 new homes as a part of a project in Brentford.

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Hounslow Borough Council in Greater London, UK, has approved plans for a new 20,000-seater football stadium and 648 new homes as a part of a project in Brentford.

Detailed planning consent for the redevelopment scheme has been secured by Prime Place and Be:here, which are the residential development units under construction giant Willmott Dixon.

The project will be partnered by Brentford Football Club, which will relocate to the new stadium from Griffin Park.

In addition to the stadium, the project will involve construction of seven new residential buildings on a ten-acre site at Lionel Road South.

While 304 homes will be available for private sale as part of the residential development, the remaining 344 will be offered for private rental through the firm's private rental sector Be:here.

The residential buildings will be branded as Prime Place, Kew Bridge and will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

The new developments are expected to offer high-quality hotel-style living for the occupants with facilities including concierge service, private lounge / library and dining room, cinema, gym, and private landscaped gardens.

Extensive landscaping and greenery has been planned across the site, along with construction of new pedestrian and cycle routes.

The project will also include development of retail outlets and on-site car and cycle parking.

Prime Place managing director Brian Brady said: "We're delighted to get the green light from Hounslow Borough Council and are 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, which will meet the strong demand in Brentford for high-quality homes for rental and private sale."

Brentford FC chairman Cliff Crown said: "This is another step towards realising our dream of playing in a new community stadium.

"We are very pleased to be working with the Prime Place team who have a proven track-record of delivering high-quality housing within a wider regeneration project.

"This is another step towards realising our dream of playing in a new community stadium."

"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."

Planning consent to develop 75 more two, three, four, and five-bedroom family houses at the Griffin Park site has already been secured by Prime Place.

Construction for the developments is expected to start after Brentford FC relocates to the Brentford stadium. The houses developed under the scheme will be available for private sale.

The developer has also planned a memorial garden for celebrating the history of the football ground at the site.


Image: The stadium has been planned to seat 20,000 people, once developed. Photo: courtesy of Willmott Dixon.