Ibrox flats for social rent submitted for planning
Merchant Homes has lodged its plans for a major residential development on a match-day car park owned by Rangers Football Club.
Designed by Graeme Nicholls Architects, the two four-storey buildings will contain 160 two-bedroom flats for social rent.
Located on the former greyhound track, the planned development aims to follow the ‘bowl’ footprint of its past with the twin blocks looping around a large courtyard.
Some of the Albion car park at the junction of Broomloan Road and Edmiston Drive — at least 450 spaces — will be kept.
A design document included with the application stated: “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 added: “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.”