Still waiting for Mayor of London and Secretary of State
Following the decision by Hounslow Council Planning Committee on December 5 2013 to pass a resolution to grant planning permission for Brentford Football Club’s new stadium development, Brentford FC has selected Willmott Dixon as its preferred bidder for the role of development partner.
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The planning application includes a 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road South together with other community facilities, 910 new homes, and a hotel and supporting retail uses. It remains subject to referral to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State and conclusion of a Section 106 Agreement.
Chris Gammon, Co-director of Lionel Road Developments, announced that Willmott Dixon had been selected following a robust process. He commented: “Soon after submitting our Planning Application in May 2013 we began the process of identifying a partner to work on this exciting and challenging scheme. We have had a high level of interest and it has been a difficult job narrowing it down to one company to enter into detailed negotiations on a development agreement. All the short-listed bidders showed considerable understanding of the challenges and put a great deal of work into areas such as architectural design.
Hounslow Council officers have been focused on the deliverability of our scheme and we believe that the Club and Willmott Dixon have in place a sound commercial model and sensitive design approach which will do a great deal to meet the concerns of local residents. We recognise we have to await the views of London and Central Governments before progressing to the next stage.”
Andrew Telfer, divisional chief executive at Willmott Dixon Regen, said: “We’re delighted that Brentford Football Club has chosen us as preferred bidder and are looking forward to working with the Club to take forward these exciting plans that will deliver a fantastic new stadium and new homes in a superb and desirable location close to good transport links.
“Willmott Dixon also shares a strong commitment with Brentford FC that our work should enhance the surrounding community. Alongside a new purpose-built home for the club, these proposals will provide facilities to benefit the wider community, attract further inward investment to create business and job opportunities and enhance the area as an attractive place to live..”
“We have a proven track-record of taking forward similar high-quality developments in Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Westminster that utilize our skill-sets for delivering substantial residential accommodation within a wider a regeneration, and look forward to working with Brentford FC to create a bright new future for the club and this part of Hounslow.”
January 7, 2014