The London Borough of Hounslow completed the compulsory purchase order (CPO) land acquisition for the Brentford Community Stadium last week but there is still work to be done before building work can start.
The council has taken freehold possession of the land including the Lionel Road South, Duffy and Capital Court sites, and the Football Club has taken control of this land through lease arrangements. The freehold interest will return to the club on completion of the new stadium development.
Brentford have to fulfil a number of planning and section 106 requirements and are working hard to achieve these as quickly as possible.
The club have released a brief question and answer session to GetWestLondon and revealed they hope to get on site in early 2017.
Why can’t you start on site immediately?
“CPO vesting takes us another step along the path to a new stadium but there is still work to do. We are working as hard as we can to get there as quick as we can”.
When do you plan to start on site?
“We are hoping to be on site in the early part of next year.”
When will the new stadium be ready?
“There is no point in us saying that we will be in by a certain date. If we can get on the site within the next six months, 2019 is most likely as it is a two year build process”