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Green light for Celtic hotel and museum complex

Celtic hotel and museumCeltic Football Club has been granted planning permission to create a new hotel, retail store, ticketing facility and museum next to its stadium.

Designed by architecture firm Holmes Miller, the estimated £18 million development will see a five-storey hotel based on London Road outside the main stand of Celtic Park and close to the Emirates Arena.

A restaurant and cafe/bar will be situated on the ground floor of the building, while the proposed new shop, ticketing facility and museum entrance would be at first floor level with the main portion of the museum below this.

Richard Brown, executive director for development and regeneration services at Glasgow City Council, has written to the Parkhead club saying the development had been approved without the need to go to councillors.

Celtic hotel and museum2No objections were lodged to the plans and the decision notice states that building work must be commenced within three years.

Planners Muir Smith Evans, on behalf of Celtic, said more than 100 jobs could be created by the development.

A statement submitted as part of the planning application said: “The proposed development will result in the creation of some 100 to 120 permanent full and part-time jobs and will contribute positively to the regeneration of the Clyde Gateway area.”

Celtic hotel and museum3It continued: “The direct creation of over 100 new employment opportunities will be a major boost to the area and will clearly contribute towards the key planning aim of achieving sustainable economic growth.

“There is currently no quality hotel accommodation within the area between the city centre and Tollcross despite the key attractions of Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena.

“The current lack of hotel accommodation in the vicinity means that everyone attending events at the football stadium or the arena requires to travel on the day of the event, adding to traffic volumes in the surrounding area.”

Previous plans for a £44m hotel development on a site facing Celtic Park were shelved in 2013.

Celtic hotel and museum complex plans submitted for planning

Celtic hotel and museumFull plans by Celtic Football Club to create a new hotel, retail store, ticketing facility and museum next to its stadium have now been submitted.

Architecture firm Holmes Miller has filed an application for planning in principle to Glasgow City Council.

The hotel, which would be five storeys, would be based on London Road outside the main stand of Celtic Park and close to the Emirates Arena.

A restaurant as well as a cafe/bar would be on the ground floor of the building.

The proposed new shop, ticketing facility and museum entrance would be at first floor level with the main portion of the museum below this.

The Scottish Premiership champions hope to get the green light in the autumn.

Previous plans for a £44 million hotel development on a site facing Celtic Park were shelved in 2013.

Celtic hotel and museum2A statement submitted with the new plans said: “The proposed development will result in the creation of some 100 to 120 permanent full and part-time jobs and will contribute positively to the regeneration of the Clyde Gateway area.”

The statement continued: “The direct creation of over 100 new employment opportunities will be a major boost to the area and will clearly contribute towards the key planning aim of achieving sustainable economic growth.

“There is currently no quality hotel accommodation within the area between the city centre and Tollcross despite the key attractions of Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena.

“The current lack of hotel accommodation in the vicinity means that everyone attending events at the football stadium or the arena requires to travel on the day of the event, adding to traffic volumes in the surrounding area.”

It added: “By locating the proposed hotel immediately beside the stadium and arena pressure on the local transport network will be reduced, particularly at times of peak movement.

“Experience elsewhere also demonstrates that hotel restaurant and cafe/bar facilities adjoining a football stadium can help to spread the timing of trips over a greater time period avoiding peak periods.”

Celtic unveils hotel and museum development plans

Celtic hotel and museumCeltic Football Club has announced plans to further develop the area next to its stadium including the creation of a new hotel, retail store, ticketing facility and museum.

The Parkhead club submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Glasgow City Council for the potential development.

The application is part of Celtic’s long-standing masterplan for the area, which aims to deliver benefits to the club and supporters as well as allow further regeneration of the East End of the city.

Celtic hotel and museum2Celtic pointed out the application represents “only the first stage” in the process and it is “important to emphasise that considerable work and investment over a number of years would be required”.

A statement from the club added: “There would be a number of challenges to overcome to complete a development of this scale.

“Celtic aims to be a world-class football club in everything it does. We are pleased to have made significant investment in recent years to develop the stadium and public realm area for the benefit of our supporters.

“Any further development of this kind would be a hugely positive step for the club, for our supporters and for the local community.”

Holmes Miller has been appointed by Celtic Football Club as architect for the project.