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Celtic flesh out ambitious stadium masterplan

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February 22 2017

Celtic flesh out ambitious stadium masterplan
Celtic Football Club have filed a proposal of application notice with Glasgow City Council to erect a hotel, shop, ticket sales office and museum as part of an ambitious expansion of Celtic Park.

A long-held ambition for the club has been to boost regeneration in the city’s east end although no movement is expected on site for several years pending the necessary approvals and further design work.

In a statement the club wrote: “This application represents only the first stage in this process. It is important to emphasise that considerable work and investment over a number of years would be required to bring this project to fruition. There would be a number of challenges to overcome to complete a development of this scale.”

Indicative visualisations from Holmes Miller Architects show a terraced build rising on the corner of London Road and Clyde Gateway on land presently utilised as a surface car park, ticket office and superstore - upping the scale of a previously mooted 'stadium quarter' in 2012.


Thomas Devlin
#1 Posted by Thomas Devlin on 22 Feb 2017 at 17:17 PM
A fantastic project for the Club and Glasgow.
Football in Scotland provides vital income and stature abroad for our cities, well done Celtic.
#2 Posted by City-bhoy on 22 Feb 2017 at 23:31 PM
Looks great Celtic, long needed investment in the east end.

Anymore images UR available, who are the architects?
#3 Posted by Subway on 23 Feb 2017 at 08:07 AM
Looks cheap and tacky.
Sir Ano
#4 Posted by Sir Ano on 23 Feb 2017 at 08:43 AM
Hopefully this doesn't just pitter out like all of the previous iterations.
#5 Posted by Billy on 23 Feb 2017 at 09:04 AM
This should bring more investment into the city and this should be great for the East end economy as well as the airport as the hotel should attract fans from abroad. I am not a football fan but I recognise the financial benefits to the city of football and the income football generates and also the jobs directly and indirectly supported by football. The design could be better but at least it's not another rectangular box. Still puzzled why Parkhead does not have a rail station given the retail park and Celtic park. Could take some of the pressure off Bridgeton and Dalmarnock stations.
#6 Posted by Jimbo on 23 Feb 2017 at 10:16 AM
@ City-Bhoy its by Holmes Miller.

Interesting to note that the “Arena Hotel” project (featured a Tulip hotel) was kicked out by Councillors a few years ago prior to the Games – it was earmarked for a site just along the road.

Did Glasgow Celtic Council want to keep the door open for a Celtic Hotel?

Paul Sweeney
#7 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 23 Feb 2017 at 12:31 PM
I think the idea for more activity around the stadium is great in principle but I am very disappointed that the proposed site is to be to the west of the stadium precinct on the existing superstore and not the east part of the site, as originally envisaged.

The B-listed London Road School was demolished prior to the Commonwealth Games in 2014 on the basis that the site was needed for the development of a museum and ticket office facility. The old school footprint is now used as a VIP car park for players and staff. It is clear that the original justification for destroying this listed building was bogus. A shameful destruction of another of Glasgow's listed school buildings on a dodgy premise.
Allan Brady
#8 Posted by Allan Brady on 24 Feb 2017 at 04:01 AM
Looking good Celtic.
#9 Posted by Terra on 24 Feb 2017 at 11:25 AM
Lovely. Dae it Celtic! HH.

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