Celtic submit plans for new museum and superstore
August 10 2012plans to demolish the Category B listed London Road Primary School and adjoining caretakers lodge to erect a new superstore, museum, theatre, café and ticket sales office.
Designed by GD Lodge Architects this will aim to contribute to a new ‘stadium quarter’ in tandem with development of the adjacent National Indoor Sports Arena and a retail & leisure park - and will be clad in composite metal composite panels in response.
Nevertheless Celtic maintain that time constraints make it unlikely that works will be completed prior to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The school building had been envisaged to provide the required accommodation but Celtic now state that the structure has deteriorated to such an extent that this is no longer viable and will retain only the existing boundary wall.
Historic Scotland have yet to sanction the move however.
Adjacent to the store an avenue will be cut to provide a clear pedestrian access route to the stadium whilst a series of fixed and rising security bollards will be installed to mitigate against a ‘vehicle borne terrorist attack’.