Brentford have started the first phase of work on their new ground at Lionel Road.

Work will concentrate on getting the Lionel Road South site ready for construction of the stadium itself later in the year, and includes the demolition of the former stable block on site.

This will take several weeks as Buckingham Group, the stadium construction sub-contractor employed by Willmott Residential, are aiming to salvage as many bricks as possible for later use in the complex.

This followed London Borough of Hounslow’s confirmation that the Club and its development partner, Willmott Residential, have met all of the required pre-commencement planning obligations

As well as this, a new website has been set-up,, and hoardings have gone up around the site with a reference to the heritage of the Club with a nod to the gold horse racing colour used by one of the Club’s former patrons Lord Rothschild (traditionally a key element in Brentford’s second strip) as well as the presence of bee-like stripes.

A CGI of Brentford FC's proposed new 20,000 seat stadium in Lionel Road South

Cliff Crown, Brentford FC Chairman said: “It’s been a long time coming but I am delighted that we have now started work at Lionel Road South.

"Once the site has been fully cleared we can get on with the serious work of building a new and exciting home for Brentford FC.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the London Borough of Hounslow and all our development partners who have helped to get us to this point.”