Brentford’s new stadium reached another major milestone yesterday as a Golden Bolt ceremony was held at the construction site of their new home.
The Bees will be leaving Griffin Park for the newly-built 17,250-seater Brentford Community Stadium at the end of the 2019/20 campaign with work underway since ground was broken last year.
And now the structural completion of the build has been marked with the traditional ceremony of bolting the last steel beam into place.
Representatives from the club, development partner EcoWorld London and the stadium’s principal contractor Buckingham Construction Group were on site to celebrate the occasion.
The stadium build, part of a wider regeneration of the area, will also deliver more than 900 new homes, a new purpose-built location for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and a public square with shops and cafes.
Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, said: “This is a significant milestone for the development and Brentford FC.
“We have all watched the stadium grow from the ground over the past year or so and to see the structure now complete is fantastic.
“There is still a great deal of work to do on the pitch, the mechanical-electrical infrastructure and on the internal fit-out but that is all on track.
“But we are building a high-quality stadium fully equipped and ready from day one for Premier League football.
Cheong Heng Leong, CEO of EcoWorld London, added: “We look forward to welcoming communities both old and new, from the fans to the residents of the new homes we are building, when the stadium completes in 2020.”