KCCJ and Tricon team up to score for Brentford FC

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KCCJ outfitted the multiple Tricon-designed foodservice facilities at the new Brentford FC stadium.

Kent distributor KCCJ has completed a project at the new Brentford FC stadium alongside Tricon Foodservice Consultants.

Main contractor Buckingham Group sub-contracted the outfit work to KCCJ, following Tricon’s work to devise a foodservice strategy for the site.

The state of the art, 17,250 seat community stadium is part of a bigger development that plays an important role in the wider regeneration of the local area. With the stadium at its heart, the site will also house 910 new homes, a public square with retail and hospitality outlets and a new purpose-built campus for the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. The stadium will also be home to London Irish RFC.

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With the Club’s ambitions to deliver a Premier League-ready facility and a campus that can provide community activities 365 days a year, the food and beverage strategy for the stadium needed to meet the needs of this multi-purpose site.

Tricon worked with AFL Architects to develop the initial F&B strategy for the stadium and then progressed the detailed designs for its onsite kitchens. This included supporting five hospitality lounges, a premium GA bar and varied concessions.

Tricon’s project director for the scheme, Stuart Wilcox, explained: “From the outset the design process at Brentford proved extremely tricky. The physical site is triangular in shape, and that needed to house a stadium as well as wider regeneration facilities. This made the external footprint very constrained and space was always at a premium.

“Partly to alleviate this, the catering facilities at the stadium are unusual in that the main onsite kitchen has been designed as a receiving kitchen, to be supported by an offsite commissary.”

In an official statement released by the Club, Brentford FC owner, Matthew Benham said: “I am absolutely confident that the unique nature of the site will result in a stadium that is still different to the majority of new stadiums, is small enough to create a fantastic atmosphere yet big enough to enable the continued growth of our supporter base and offers a brilliant matchday experience for all fans.”

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