THIS morning, Glasgow City Council approved plans for a new, two-storey facility that will replace Edmiston House.
Rangers’ Managing Director, Stewart Robertson commented, "We submitted our ambitious plans to the City Council at the end of August, and we were delighted to learn today that its planning committee has approved our plans.
"New Edmiston House will be a fabulous facility with a fanzone on match-days, a state of the art Rangers museum, a café, a multi-purpose conference and concert venue, and two new retail facilities over two floors.
"The opening of the new multi-functional facility will be one of the major milestones of our 150th year. We are in the process of appointing a main contractor, and it is planned to have the building fully fitted-out, and operational in the first half of 2022.
"This substantial investment will provide fans with a vibrant pre and post-match experience. It will add to the conference, banquet and music venues available in Glasgow, as well as becoming a destination for visitors to the city. New Edmiston House is designed to host dinners for 500 people, sit an audience of 750 and host gigs and events for up to 1300.
"The demolition of the old Edmiston House is on programme, and the site should be completely cleared in the next few weeks. I’d like to thank all those involved with the demolition, and the forbearance shown by our immediate neighbours during demolition.
"I’d also like to thank all at the City Council for their professionalism, advice and support throughout the planning process, and for the support of all the construction specialists with whom we are working.”