Cube Glass scores another stadium contract with Rangers training centre deal
Glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass has increased its presence in the UK stadium market with a major contract at Rangers Football Club’s state-of-the-art Hummel Training Centre.
The stadium arena and sports venue business has mushroomed in importance in recent years as owners and operators continue to drive awareness and maximise non-match day revenues.
Formerly Murray Park, the 38-acre Hummel Training Centre at Auchenhowie in the north of Glasgow was opened in 2001 at a cost of £14 million. Hummel, the Danish sportswear company, is Rangers’ kit supplier.
Working in association with Morris & Spottiswood, Cumbernauld-based Cube Glass installed three fire-rated Schueco screens and new double doors at the training centre, which hosts manager Steven Gerrard, his staff and the first-team squad.
The company also refurbished the professional player entrance and fitted a new entrance for the Academy within the main building. The contract follows major works which it carried out at Rangers’ home ground, Ibrox Stadium.
Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and managing director, said: “We are delighted to have been invited to participate in such a prestigious project and very pleased to have the opportunity to work with such professional partners.
“Cube Glass, which operates across the UK, is also very aware of the growing importance of the stadium sector in Britain and the potential for top-quality suppliers across a range of disciplines.
“We hope this will open doors for us in sports venues and arenas which are in the market for the highest quality glass and curtain walling solutions.”
At Ibrox, Cube Glass installed new automatic entrance doors to the Sandy Jardine Stand, formerly the Govan Stand, which runs along the side of the pitch and hosts bars and hospitality boxes. It also fitted new doors to the ticket office, corporate suites and emergency exits.
The company also created a specially-designed frameless glass barrier at the top of the stand which will provide protection for supported needs children while allowing them an uninterrupted view of the game from a much better vantage point than previously.
Cube Glass has already established a presence in sectors such as education health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes. A cascade of recent six-figure contracts has placed the manufacturer and installer on track for another record year of sales and profits.
Mr Thorn added: “We are very aware of the advantages of having a wide spread of sectors in our work and we see stadia and arenas as particularly exciting opportunities.”