Brentford FC Residential and Stadium Development ProjectsSurface Transport & Logistics
Brentford Football Club is moving from its existing stadium at Griffin Park to a new purpose built community stadium with a capacity of 20,000. Understanding and working with the surrounding infrastructure was imperative.
Brentford Football Club is moving from its existing stadium at Griffin Park to a new purpose built community stadium with a capacity of 20,000. The 7.6 acre brown field site, known as the Old Coal Yard is located on Lionel Road South in Brentford.
In addition to the new state-of-the-art stadium, developers Wilmott Dixon will also deliver 910 new homes, community facilities and shops along with wider improvements to enhance the local environment and infrastructure.
The new stadium has been designed by AFL Architects and a specialist contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, has been appointed to construct the stadium.
However, the proposed development site is located within a triangle of railway lines running between Brentford Station from the west to Kew Bridge Station (located to the south east of the proposed development) and South Acton Station to the north east. The new homes will be built in seven blocks and on both sides of the railway line to the east and north of the stadium. The accommodation buildings and stadium will utilise a mixture of facades, glazing and brickwork.
The adjacent railway creates additional challenges for the site in terms of railway asset protection and governance.
Q Sustain has been kindly approached by Willmott Dixon and Buckingham Group to provide advice and glare consultancy and the rail interfaces. This involves complex modelling for assessing risk of glare and signal sighting for the train drivers in the vicinity.
Q Sustain have undertaken analysis and modelling for multiple areas and zones of the railway and liaised with Network Rail to identify and propose mitigations for any areas of risks to the adjacent railway operations, providing valuable strategic advisory for a major stakeholder and governance required for the development to proceed.