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28 Feb 2014
Celtic Park Redevelopment
London Road Primary School Demolished
The new-look entrance to Celtic Park moved forward last weekend as the London Road Primary School was demolished.
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It represents another important step in the Celtic 2014 project, which will see the football club embrace a number of high-profile events scheduled to take place throughout Glasgow and Scotland during this year.
8 May 2013
Celtic Park Transformation
Club gets green light to transform Celtic Park
CELTIC Football Club is delighted to announce today that Glasgow City Council has passed a Celtic planning proposal which will see the transformation of Celtic Park.
Following today’s decision, the first phase of development will see the creation of a new public realm area, dramatically changing Celtic Park. The development will provide a new pedestrian avenue leading to the stadium for supporters, a new attractive public space, and the whole area leading to the stadium will be fully landscaped, providing an approach to Celtic Park which is befitting of one of the world’s great football arenas.
Work will now begin on putting contracts in place and it is hoped that the first phase of the development will be completed in time for the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The completion of further phases of development will also see a range of additional facilities around the stadium.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “This really is fantastic news for the club and is something which will allow us to completely transform Celtic Park, providing a stunning new public realm area for the benefit of our supporters.
“For so many years Celtic has been a fundamental part of the East End of Glasgow – this development represents real positive regeneration of the East End, something to which we are totally committed.
“The club is in great shape on and off the field and today’s news allows us to build on these strong foundations and take the club forward once again.
“We have enjoyed a fantastic 125th anniversary season, delivering success to our fans and making a real impression across European football.
“Today’s announcement lets us build on this great season. It means we can look ahead to more exciting times for Celtic and our supporters as we continue to progress the club in the right direction and show that Celtic continues to be one of the world’s leading football clubs.”
Celtic Park Transformation information from Celtic FC
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11 Aug 2012 – Celtic FC has lodged plans to demolish a B-listed former primary school near Parkhead on London Road to make way for a new superstore and museum. Documents lodged by Celtic Football Club reveal plans to create a new building on the site incorporating a “superstore, museum, theatre, café, ticket sales, offices and associated facilities”.
Under the Parkhead proposals, Celtic would form a new “Avenue of Heroes” stretching from London Road to the front door of the stadium, which would include “sculptures of famous club figures incorporated into the landscape strategy”.
The current Celtic FC superstore and ticket office would be closed and the operations relocated to the new facility and two new car parks would also be formed as part of the proposals for Parkhead.
As part of an original masterplan for the Celtic Football Club stadium and surrounding area approved by Glasgow City Council in 2009, the club had proposed to use the school building to provide “required accommodation for Celtic FC”.
However, Parkhead development proposals lodged by the planning agents for Celtic FC with Glasgow council note that the “condition of the (school) building has deteriorated to such an extent in the intervening period that this is no longer considered to be a viable approach”.
The document notes that it is “unlikely” the first stage of the works, including the demolition of the school and the creation of the avenue leading to the Parkhead stadium, would be complete time for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which will be held at Celtic Park.
Planners are hopeful of having further discussions with Commonwealth Games organisers over how the works could be phased in because they have “introduced a moratorium against construction in the vicinity of the Parkhead stadium for six months prior to the event” coupled with the usage of Parkhead for football games during the next two years.
Photos of Parkhead from 3 Mar + 11 Feb 2011
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Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow in Scotland. It is the home ground of Celtic Football Club. The all-seater stadium is also known as Parkhead and is nicknamed Paradise by Celtic fans.
It is the second largest stadium in Scotland by capacity, after Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, and the sixth-largest in the United Kingdom after Murrayfield, Old Trafford, Twickenham, Wembley Stadium and the Millennium Stadium.
The stadium has undergone numerous redevelopments; in 1988, Celtic’s centenary year, the red-bricked exterior to the main stand was added and in the mid-1990s further development was undertaken to make the stadium comply with the Taylor report. In the summer of 1994, the Jungle (North enclosure), East Terracing and West Terracing were demolished. The Parkhead stadium reopened in the summer of 1995 with the new 27,000-seat North Stand and the existing Main Stand in place. The redevelopment was completed for the beginning of the 1998/99 football season.
Celtic Park will host the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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