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9 hours ago, Graeme S said:

Looks to me like the plans posted are early draft plans. I assume health and safety will ensure a wide corridor is left for the approach to the east stand.How will the trucks get in behind the East Stand for the TV coverage as we had last night and even more so with the greater number of trucks for Sky games? I have no doubt all of these have been thought through but just not included in the plans posted.

These plans were submitted for planning permission a few weeks ago so can’t see much changes at this stage. 

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APPLICATION PROPOSAL 
 
The proposals seek to create 175m² of office space, cantilevered over new, modern turnstile arrangements which will improve the flow in both access and egress from the current antiquated turnstile arrangements. Additionally the existing shop which is within temporary buildings would be relocated adjacent to the entrances to the stadium. This will all be intrinsically linked with new changing facilities in line with Sport Scotland requirements. The application site proposes to accommodate a 5-a-side pitch and a UEFA standard a 45 x 60m 9a-side 3G pitch which would meet the requirements stipulated by the Scottish FA for the youth football matches to be played upon. A Memorial Garden which has been subject to previous Local Authority application is planned to be incorporated within this development to offer a complete fan experience at the heart of the Kilmarnock Football Club family community. The proposals seek to enclose these spaces with green cross wire fencing juxtaposed with brick slip wall panel arrangements which will be utilised for commemorative name embossed brick panels which will incorporate new and currently owned name panels. 
OPPORTUNITIES & CONSTRAINTS  
Access and Circulation  
 
Access to the site is via Dundonald Road a clearly delineated route of access which becomes less formal as you enter the site. This demonstrates that the main pedestrian access is currently provided from the South West side of Dundonald Road immediately after access to the site and the proposal see to maintain this long standing successful strategy.  
 
Access to the East stand is currently lacks formal delineation other than immediately at the turnstile entrance below the South Stand and across the ancillary space that forms this proposal. It is the intention of the proposal to create a clearly defined pathway route for match day entrances and relocate, and upgrade, the turnstile access to the East stand, placing it immediately adjacent to the current security offices. The widths and flow of this access egress have been carefully considered to ensure that the flow rates achieved on egress from the enclosure are improved the designated path way route linking Dundonald road access. The maintained width is also sufficient for emergency vehicle access when required.  
 
Access to the Moffat stand is not clearly identifiable other than immediately at the turnstile entrance below the Stand which give access to an informal pre match fan zone this access is also across the ancillary space that forms this proposal. It is the intention of the proposal to create and upgrade turnstile access for match days and maintain a secure entry point to the new facility at all other times. There is an 80m² Retail space which will have level entry access from the courtyard space created in- front of new premise entry points. The widths and flow of this access egress have been carefully considered to ensure that the flow rates achieved on egress from the enclosure are maintained, or better, than against the existing rates which already meet the most stringent requirements. In addition a second larger egress and emergency access gate is proposed to ensure free flow at all times. 
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The general encapsulation of the 3G pitches is, as previously noted by means of green cross wire fence brick slip arrangement panels. The layout of these is proposed to be developed in a manner that allows spacing for gated arrangements between the panelling where required. These would be to allow the space to be utilised as an enclosed fan zone on match days but also to ensure the current triage and emergency access arrangements are still maintained. The 3G surface is an appropriate all weather surface that can accommodate foot traffic and, in the event of emergencies, vehicular access.  
 
Furthermore on regular club days when access is not required to the stands, in order for the pitches to function fully there is a break gate at the North East corner of the 9-a-side pitch. This would be in the closed position on match days but open at all other times.  
Vehicle Access 
 
The proposals seek to make no changes to the current vehicle access, egress and circulation strategy. The Park Hotel parking is not affected by the proposed layout and the one way delivery system that is currently operated around the hotel also remains unaffected. The Football club parking arrangements also remain unchanged. On match days access to both car parks is stringently controlled and is allotted to specified guests by prior agreement and there is no public vehicle access. The end of the formal Dundonald Road delineation is stewarded and cordoned off to vehicles successfully-These proposals seek to allow this arrangement to remain unchanged. 
SURROUNDING LAND USE 
 
The site is generally encompassed at its extremities by stadium, residential housing and the Park Hotel. The Residential element is only at the East of the development site and furthest from the new office block which sits immediately adjacent to the existing public access to the Park Hotel. It is foreseen that the new proposals will have a neutral impact on the residential settlements by comparison to the existing context and likewise the proposals offer an indifferent position for the Park Hotel also.  
VISUAL AND NOISE AMMENITY  
 
While the proposals will enhance the quality of product that Kilmarnock Football Club offers to its fans and local community it does so without changing life for the local residents and co occupiers serviced by Dundonald Road. The outlook from the all properties towards the stadium will be enhance by the addition of the 3G pitches and a developed site, no additional noise or negative visual impact is expected. 
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UTILITES 
 
Given the proximity to existing buildings and the scale of the additional physical built elements of this proposal it is clear that the appropriate utilities and infrastructure is available to serve this development 
DESIGN 
All Part of the Masterplan 
 
The Masterplan arrangement of this design is clear, the drivers being to utilise the space to enable the enclosure of the 9-a-side pitch which must meet specific space standards and also accommodate a mandatory 3m run off beyond the extremities of the pitch. This then informs the locations of both the development block and the 5-a-side pitch. The Brief extended to the improvement of the existing access and egress strategy, via the introduction of new turnstiles. The introduction of a new path way encompassing the entrance courtyard and memorial garden currently only stand by simple white line delineation. The new proposal includes a formal 1.8m wide path way.  
 
The Aesthetic 
 
The new office block and shop seeks to reflect the industrial appearance of the stadium whilst complimenting the revived Park Hotel ‘chic’ developments. Drawing inspiration from precedent such as the Brox Park container development, shopping centre, in Croydon as well as Liverpool FC/TV‘s media centre - the shipping container style reflects the Architectural style of the stadium including stair enclosures of the Moffat and Chadwick stand.  
CONSULTATION 
Stadium Safety  
 
First and foremost, the development must meet the requirements of stadium safety for match days and day to day running of the club whilst offering the best possible enhanced fan experience. Several focus group meetings took place between the Architect and stadium safety team, headed by Marc Gajic. The proposals allow the current strategies to remain in-place but assist in the flow of pedestrian traffic and emergency access to the betterment of the clubs polices. Through design development, additional gated egress and entrances for triage and emergency vehicle access were added. Modern turnstile arrangements allow a better flow of fans into the stadium while ‘flood gate’ alternatives offer higher flow rates of egress to what the stadium currently has. 

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So 9 a side pitch is basically where Billy Bowie's Cars sit atm. Will that be used for training to make main pitch last longer? 

Is the office space going to replace what's in the gym? or is it replacing whats in the portland road office?

Looks like they've put a lot of thought into it.

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1 minute ago, PrestersKtid said:

So 9 a side pitch is basically where Billy Bowie's Cars sit atm. Will that be used for training to make main pitch last longer? 

Is the office space going to replace what's in the gym? or is it replacing whats in the portland road office?

Looks like they've put a lot of thought into it.

This idea or something similar was floated years ago, under a plan to let the offices out to the council.   But as usual they didnt want to know so the plan was shelved.

Theres a hello a pot of unused land at the side of the ground and if we can make use of it, reduce costs elsewhere and get a revenue stream for it, it makes for a win win.

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I like that it looks like some thought has been given to the  aesthetic of the building and not just sticking up some bland generic structure

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With the introduction of the 9-a-side pitch it must open a door for a grass park returning? 

Along with the continued talk of a training facility in East Ayrshire the move back to grass might be a number of years away, but moving in the right direction. 

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Looks brilliant! Off the park club are heading in all the right directions, imagine something like this being planned under MJ

 

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1 hour ago, KennyH80 said:

With the introduction of the 9-a-side pitch it must open a door for a grass park returning? 

Along with the continued talk of a training facility in East Ayrshire the move back to grass might be a number of years away, but moving in the right direction. 

Given we just put a new artificial pitch in a matter of months ago, then I think it's here to stay for the foreseeable.

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16 minutes ago, Dan1el said:

Looks brilliant! Off the park club are heading in all the right directions, imagine something like this being planned under MJ

 

Agreed - night and day.

The team were still travelling to Dingwall on the morning of the game when he was here!

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18 hours ago, Squirrelhumper said:

Given we just put a new artificial pitch in a matter of months ago, then I think it's here to stay for the foreseeable.

I agree. Im talking 5+ years down the line. 

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1 minute ago, Pompey Exile said:

Can you use it in a sentence please?

The plastic owl in the Frank Beattie Stand has been replaced by a plastic female eagle, or egress...:ph34r:

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