Proposed flats look to mirror Rangers’ Ibrox stadium main stand

PLANS have been unveiled for the build of 160 flats next to Rangers Football Club’s Ibrox stadium.

The proposed development, at Albion Car Park, will look to be both ‘sympathetic’ to and ‘celebratory’ of the area’s history, developers Merchant Homes and Graeme Nicholls Architects said.

A statement accompanying the plans read, “The site has gone through a number of iterations over the years including former uses as a greyhound stadium, and training ground. The historical and current association with sports on the site is something we are keen to express in our design for the new development.”

The proposals would see two four-storey horseshoe plan blocks of flats, built up of uniform brick bays featuring stacked windows with arched tops. Merchant Homes said that the form will ‘allude’ to both the historic tenements found in Ibrox, and also some architectural features ‘typically associated’ with sports buildings and stadia. The plan continues by listing a monochromatic colour way for the buildings, which the developers say will look to match the red hues of the Ibrox stadium’s main stand.

A public consultation on the plans can be accessed by clicking here.