Housing proposal promises to be a new magnet for Ibrox
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May 21 2020
Merchant Homes have launched a public consultation to guide their approach to a significant residential development at Ibrox which will deliver 160 'Glasgow Standard' flats at the junction of Edmiston Drive and Broomloan Road.
Located on the Albion car park the development employs a distinctive horseshoe profile in a conscious evocation of its former life as a greyhound stadium, bringing the sporting heritage of the area to life with a four-storey tenement loop.
Employing red brick in tribute to the Archibald Leitch designed Ibrox main stand the curvaceous design consists of twin opposing horseshoe plan blocks of uniform brick bays capped by decorative arched windows.
Outlining the circular thinking Graeme Nicholls Architects wrote: "Historic maps show that the site contained a greyhound track with a ‘bowl’ footprint which we think would be interesting to express in any new development.
"Our scheme also proposes a monochromatic colourway for the buildings with their red hues matching the iconic Ibrox Main Stand."
All properties will be built to the 'Glasgow Standard' of accommodation with a minimum of 10% of the homes to be wheelchair adaptable, generous storage space and a minimum net floor space of 75sq/m for a two-bed flat.
An online public consultation event will be held on Friday 29 May between 1300 and 1600.