A PLANNING application has been submitted for a major residential development on a match-day car park owned by Rangers Football Club.
Merchant Homes Partnerships want to build 160 two-bedroom flats for social rent on part of Albion car park, at Broomloan Road and Edmiston Drive, near Ibrox stadium.
The proposal is for two four-storey buildings, shaped like horseshoes, around a large courtyard.
Some of the car park — at least 450 spaces — will be kept.
A design document included with the application states: “Our ambition for the Albion site is to create a residential development that is both sympathetic to and celebratory of, the history of the area.
“The site has gone through a number of iterations over the years including former uses as a greyhound stadium, and training ground.”
It continues: “The historical and current association with sports on the site is something we are keen to express in our design for the new development.”
“Historic maps show that the site contained a greyhound track with a ‘bowl’ footprint which we think would be interesting to express in any new development. This plan form also fits the site really well.”
The colour of the buildings has been chosen to match the main stand of the nearby stadium.
The application is pending assessment by Glasgow City planners.