CITY planners are recommending approval for Rangers Football Club’s proposed new fanzone, event, retail, cafe and museum venue.
Councillors on Glasgow’s planning applications committee are due to consider the proposal on Tuesday.
The building would be to the east of Ibrox Stadium and to the west of tenements on Copland Road and will include the site of Edmiston House which is currently being demolished.
As well as the two-storey multi-purpose facility, there would be improvements to public realm. including a south-facing landscaped seating zone.
Edmiston House was set back from the road, but the new building would front Edmiston Drive. In their report, planners say this will create a “positive visual presence” and “enhance the relationship with the stadium”.
The document continues: “The proposal does not intend to compete with the iconic red brick main stand of the stadium but instead seeks an understated and restrained approach.”
It concludes: “The proposed uses will enhance the match-day experience for 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.”
Rangers hope New Edmiston House will be fully operational in the first half of 2022.