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Brentford ‘on schedule’ with new stadium project

English Championship second-tier football club Brentford has issued an update on the progress of its new stadium, confirming that work is “on schedule”.

The club is in the process of preparing a site at Lionel Road South for the new facility, with the initial phase of clearing and demolition work on track.

A former stable block at the location has been almost completely demolished and work is under way to salvage and clean the bricks.

The Brentford Community Stadium project pledged to salvage bricks from the stable block as part of its commitments to history in the local area. The stable block was constructed around 1870.

However, following a meeting with local historian Andrew Ross, contractors have now also been asked to try to save a number of other historical features from the block, including window frames and the original pulley system.

Brian Burgess, project director, said: “Brentford FC is rightly proud of its history and heritage. The club was founded in 1889, just a stone’s throw away from the site at Lionel Road South, which is one of the attractions of this location.

“It’s important that we continue to build on this heritage and our local connections at the new stadium and we look forward to discussing with stakeholders in more detail how we can do this as the project progresses.”