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Celtic flesh out ambitious stadium masterplan

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.
#10 Posted by JohnnieBhoy on 28 Dec 2017 at 17:11 PM
@ Paul Sweeney I see where you are coming from about the school. But that land is now developed. The land to the West of the stadium is a mess, plus there is much more space, so it must be the right place for the development. (Parking space also for 200 bedrooms and Staff) required.
Also, looking back at the original Phase Two plans of the new building from 2012, they don't look as appealing as these latest ones.

@ Jimbo Aye mate, you keep wallowing in your conspiracy theories and envious bile whilst we push ahead to bigger & better things. Haw Haw Haw.
#11 Posted by Billy on 30 Dec 2017 at 18:11 PM
I understand rivalry between teams but I wish that all fans of Scottish football could be more generous when clubs try to realise their full potential for the benefit of the teams and to the local economies. Rangers had ambitious plans about 10 years ago. Hopefully one day they can realise or partially realise those plans. Both clubs being successful is important to the city. The jobs created, the travelling fans, the hotel rooms filled..... From a business point of view both teams, the Edinburgh clubs and Aberdeen would be better in a British league playing with the big boys and generating a lot more money for their European aspirations and their cities economies. The lack of success in Europe may be that the teams are not being tested enough week in week out. Welsh teams play in the Premier league and still have a national team. I am also concerned about the possibility of Hampden being dumped in favour of Edinburgh. Would Edinburgh give up the home of rugby so easily? I think not .

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