Report: Celtic receive planning permission in principle for hotel project

By John Reid

October 16, 2020

Celtic have received planning permission in principle for the hotel, museum and club store that they club are planning to build, according to a report in construction news magazine Project Scotland, dated October 2020.

A report in the Scottish Sun back in July disclosed that Celtic had submitted fresh documents to Glasgow City Council regarding the building of the hotel, museum and club store and that it would cost £18m to complete the project.

Conditions must be met before work can begin

Now it seems that Celtic have got permission to go ahead with the project, but according to Project Scotland some conditions must be met before work can begin in earnest at Celtic Park.

Perhaps the most interesting condition to Celtic fans is the ‘submission and approval of a phased strategy and programme for improving connections from the site to the surrounding pedestrian and cycle network’. That could mean improving how fans get to Celtic Park. Particularly those that have to walk some of the way to get to the stadium. That would be a help to them.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, it is a good thing that Celtic are still planning to get the project started. The project could even create jobs for the area.

Originally wanted project completed by 2020

A document reported by the Scottish Sun in September 2017 disclosed that the Hoops wanted the project completed by February 2020 at the aforementioned cost of £18m. Obviously that didn’t happen for a number of reasons.

Celtic Park / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That is over three years Celtic have been working on the project. That shows that the club is committed to getting the work done eventually.

When the hotel, museum and club store are completed Celtic Park and the surrounding area will look magnificent. The thought of a club museum in particular is very exciting. Just imagine all the times included!

The new project will be something for Celtic fans all over the world to take pride in.

Hopefully work can begin soon on the project. In a few years time Celtic Park and the surrounding areas will look radically different.

In other news, former Celtic transfer target Barry Douglas has joined Blackburn on loan.