City Council approves Foundation’s Ibrox Community Complex Proposal

Thu 10th October 2019

Glasgow City Council has today (10 October 2019) approved the Rangers Charity Foundation’s proposal to revitalise the Ibrox Community Complex, via a long-term lease.

Backed by Rangers Football Club, the Foundation’s proposal will also enable an upgrade and significant boost to the use of the facility, making it an improved and more sustainable community asset.

Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, said: “The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to be a force for good on behalf of the Rangers Family, showing compassion to those in need, tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for people of all ages to change their lives for the better. 

“The Foundation and the club are currently key users of the facility, but we believe in its potential to be enjoyed by more people. In the past year, the Foundation has delivered twenty-six community programmes and activities, including many at the Ibrox Community Complex, to almost seven thousand people across education, employability, health and wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion.

“We believe that, with the club and local partners, we can create a thriving Ibrox Community Complex and look forward to working with the City Council and Glasgow Life to progress this exciting opportunity.”

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Chair of Glasgow City Council’s Contracts and Property Committee, said: “I am delighted that Glasgow City Council and Rangers Charity Foundation are working together on this lease and welcome the investment that will enable the continued use and upgrading of this community facility. 

“With input from the community and other stakeholders I’m sure the success of this model will be of great benefit to the local area.”

Glasgow Rangers’ Managing Director, Stewart Robertson, said: “I am delighted with the unanimous decision taken today by Glasgow City councillors. A long-term lease for the Rangers Charity Foundation is a vote of confidence in the Foundation and Rangers Football Club.

“We look forward to seeing the Ibrox Community Complex becoming an animated and busy facility, catering for many in our community. I appreciate the contribution by officers and councillors at the City Council and the officials at Glasgow Life who have all worked to deliver this positive development.”

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