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Basic Site Details

Name: Celtic Football Ground
Town, district or village: Parkhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Parkhead Stadium  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Stadium  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1London RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 131898 Build/constructionFirst stand built
Item 2 of 131927 Destruction/demolitionFirst stand destroyed by fire
Item 3 of 131929 Build/constructionNew 5000-seat south stand built (35,000)
Item 4 of 13c. 19541960AdditionNew curved-plan, steel-framed concrete roof on lattice girders constructed over west terracing
Item 5 of 131959 AdditionInstallation of floodlighting
Item 6 of 131966 AdditionNew covering over north terracing
Item 7 of 1319671969AdditionNew stands
Item 8 of 13May 1967 Scheme acceptedCity planning sub-committee has given Celtic football club permission to proceed with the first phase of 300,000 improvements scheme at Parkhead. Work starts next month building grandstand improvements at a cost of 100,000.
Item 9 of 13May 1967 Scheme acceptedPlanning committee approved 175,000 first stage to provide steel framed canopy for the south stand and improved car parking facilities.
Item 10 of 131967 or 1968 AdditionNew cover over east terracing
Item 11 of 131971 Alterations and additionsSouth stand re-roofed with cantilevered steel framework (250,000)
Item 12 of 1319861988AdditionNew three-storey administration and entertainment block added in front of 1929 stand
Item 13 of 131995 AdditionNew north stand containing 26,000 seats, executive boxes, and a restaurant built at a cost of 17m


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 15Archibald ('Archie') LeitchArchitect, EngineerA1929 New 5000-seat south stand
Item 2 of 15Archibald Kent Leitch (or Archie Leitch (junior))EngineerA1929 New 5000-seat south stand
Item 3 of 15Archibald Leitch & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1929 New 5000-seat south stand. With Duncan & Kerr as engineers.
Item 4 of 15George Davie, Crawford & PartnersEngineerBc. 19541960Built roof covering over west terracing
Item 5 of 15Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceBc. 1954 Designed roof covering over west terracing
Item 6 of 15Gotch & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19671969New stands
Item 7 of 15John Arthur Wells-ThorpeArchitectD19671969New stands
Item 8 of 15John Peter Raby BlackArchitectD19671969New stands
Item 9 of 15Robert Wilson C1967 or 1968 East terracing covering
Item 10 of 15Thomson, McCrea & SandersArchitectural practiceC1967 or 1968 East terracing covering
Item 11 of 15William Hamilton SandersArchitectC1967 or 1968 East terracing covering
Item 12 of 15William McCreaArchitectC1967 or 1968 East terracing covering
Item 13 of 15Crichton Lang, Willis & GallowayArchitectural practiceG19861988Three-storey administration and entertainment block
Item 14 of 15Crichton Walker Lang G19861988Three-storey administration and entertainment block
Item 15 of 15David Willis G19861988Three-storey administration and entertainment block


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Campbell, T and Woods, P1987The Glory and the Dream: the History of Celtic FC 1887-1987   
Item 2 of 6Inglis, Simon1983Football Grounds of Great Britain  p18 Check this
Item 3 of 6Inglis, Simon2005Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - football ground designer London: English Heritagep18
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p472

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Building12 May 1967  p166
Item 2 of 4Building5 May 1967  p174
Item 3 of 4Evening Times14 August 1971   
Item 4 of 4Glasgow Herald1 December 1977   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG 1929/195 5-4-29


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