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January 12 2022

Queen's Park FC file plans for licensed stadium at Lesser Hampden

Proposals to upgrade Queen's Park Football Club's training ground at Lesser Hampden to a fully functioning stadium have been filed by Holmes Miller Architects, by introducing spectator stands to the east and west.

The work will increase capacity at the Glasgow ground, which sits in the shadow of the National Stadium, to 1,450 to enable competitive league and cup matches to be held.

This will necessitate relocation of the existing pitch and floodlighting columns, with both stands incorporating conveniences, first aid facilities and a match control room.

In a design statement, the architects wrote: "The aesthetics of the development of the new stands will be in keeping with the existing Clubhouse roof shape, and will utilize a pallet of red bricks with glazed black facing bricks, white signage and white doors to replicate the club’s colours. The two stands will be under a continuous roof line, culminating with a raised section at the south east corner."

A glazed black brick entrance pavilion will face Letherby Drive, emphasised by a raised roof pitch clad in metal slats as a visual shield. 

The larger east stand is centred on the reoriented pitch, sheltered by a profiled metal roof
The larger east stand is centred on the reoriented pitch, sheltered by a profiled metal roof
The south stand will cater to away fans with a capacity of around 500
The south stand will cater to away fans with a capacity of around 500

6 Comments

Farpy
#1 Posted by Farpy on 12 Jan 2022 at 11:04 AM
Can't believe they were allowed to demolish the very old farm building there. Scandalous.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#2 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 12 Jan 2022 at 13:38 PM
Groundscraper design vibe -- a stadium fit for hobbits.

Seems to be a very shy design -- hiding away from view.
Joe
#3 Posted by Joe on 13 Jan 2022 at 14:46 PM
That looks absolutely awful.
The Spectator
#4 Posted by The Spectator on 13 Jan 2022 at 22:09 PM
There’s already more fans in the stadium than go to watch Queens Park.
Son of Anarchy
#5 Posted by Son of Anarchy on 13 Jan 2022 at 22:14 PM
It’s all just a bit meh.

Holmes Miller does it again!
Fat Bloke on Tour
#6 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 14 Jan 2022 at 10:54 AM
QP seem to be on a mission to become relevant again -- spending money on its coaching / backroom staff.

However the physical elements shown above are honking with a special mention regarding the detailing which is boak inducing.

What are the constraints on the site?

Next to Hampden and surrounded by tenements surely it could be allowed some height?

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