Planning Permission Green Light for New Events Venue next to Celtic Park

A STUNNING NEW EVENTS VENUE to be build right next to Celtic Park has been given the go-ahead, reglasgow.com reports. The new venue will be designed to look like an engine shed to reflect Glasgow’s railway heritage.

The purpose built venue will be called G40 and will have a capacity of 700, has been given the go-ahead from Glasgow City planners. The two-storey building can now be developed on vacant land next to 1257 London Road, including part of Dalriada Street.

The documents submitted to the council to support the application state that the new venue will “host a range of events including live music, corporate dinners, weddings, fashion shows, and food and drink events.”

Architect James Aitchison, lodged on the applicant’s behalf in July 2018 and when doing so they explained what the project was about.

“The proposals are for a multi-disciplinary arts and events centre which will become one of the leading venues available for hire in the East End of Glasgow. The complex will host a multitude of different types of events.

“This project will ensure that the East End of Glasgow will catch up with the rest of the city to offer this distinct community the same type of event space which is already widely available in the West End and city centre.

“There is a growing demand from the East End of Glasgow, in tandem with its regeneration, to have its own venue for the local community to enjoy and that venue to act as a social hub during the day with the spaces being offered to local groups and organisations for them to utilise.

“This type of multi-disciplinary venue has been extremely successful in other major cities across the UK including Manchester and London and this application is the opportunity to bring it to Glasgow

“With the major development works following on from both the Commonwealth Games and the redevelopment of Celtic Park, the opportunity to continue the improvement momentum is illustrated by this application and its place in providing another piece of the Glasgow East End jigsaw.”

This will be a an excellent addition to the Celtic Park experience for supporters attending games and no-doubt will be a popular choice for all sorts of events, functions and social gatherings for Celtic Supporters.

Meanwhile there is no further news on Celtic’s own plans to redevelop ground around the stadium, with plans to build a hotel, a new ticket office and home for Celtic Pools and a new Superstore all remaining on the ‘To Do’ list for the club.

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