Council to consider Rangers FC’s plan for build of mixed-use venue

RANGERS Football Club’s plans for the build of a museum and conference venue at its Ibrox Stadium are to be discussed by Glasgow City Council on Tuesday November 24.

If approved, the two-storey building will replace the existing Edmiston House, which was built in 1971. As well as a museum, the facility will house the club’s superstore and act as a fan zone – which Rangers officials say will also be suitable for conferences and concerts.

It is expected that the proposal will be supported by council officials. A planning applications committee document read, “The proposal shall result in the former Edmiston House being replaced with a new facility associated with Rangers FC, offering a mix of uses. The proposed uses will enhance the match day experience of supporters within a controlled environment, provide opportunities for local community benefit and offer new uses which have city wide benefits such as conference use and live entertainment.

“The retail and museum components shall consolidate the stadium campus environment. The repositioning of the building footprint to front Edmiston Drive, coupled with contemporary design which acknowledges Govan’s industrial heritage and enhanced public realm, shall make a positive contribution to the placemaking agenda and provide a building that will benefit the stadium, the local area and the city itself.”

However, if given the go ahead, conditions will still have to be met by the club. The document details the need for a submission of a comprehensive site investigation report before work can commence, as well as the approval of a noise management plan.