Brentford FC's new stadium has hit a fresh stumbling block after the one landowner now standing in its way refused to sell up.
A public inquiry may now be needed to secure the final plot of land for the 20,000-seater stadium in Lionel Road South, Brentford, and the 910 homes, a hotel and shops which will help fund the project.
It is understood the club has secured all the land needed for the development except for the Capital Court office block, in Capital Interchange Way, which is owned by First Industrial.
A Hounslow Council spokesman this week confirmed it had issued First Industrial with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), requiring it to sell up to make way for the stadium, but the company had objected.
"The next step is for the Department of Communities and Local Government to consider a possible public inquiry," he added.
The Championship side got the final go-ahead from communities secretary Eric Pickles last March for the new stadium near Kew Bridge station, and it announced in December it had signed a development agreement with Willmott Dixon.
It is understood the club has now secured the land owned by building firm Duffy Construction, which will move to another site in Brentford, but that it could not reach an agreement with First Industrial.
Getwestlondon has approached both Duffy and First Industrial for a comment but has yet to receive a response from either firm.
A Brentford FC spokesman said it was waiting for a date to be set for an inquiry as there had been some objections to the CPO.
The club has previously said it hopes to begin enabling works for the new stadium, which will replace its Griffin Park home, later this year.
Getwestlondon has asked the Department of Communities and Local Government about the likely timescale for any inquiry and is awaiting a response.