With Hampden being taken over by the Scottish FA, Queens Park FC are preparing to relocate to Lesser Hampden. Holmes Miller was picked to redevelop the secondary stadium.
Scotland's oldest football club is about to make a historic move: from the oversized main Hampden Park stadium to its western secondary field, Lesser Hampden. As you may recall, the move is forced by recent sale of Hampden to Scottish FA, who will take over in July, after Euro 2020. The aged national stadium is then expected to undergo major redevelopment.
But in order to play official games at Lesser Hampden, Queens Park need the stadium upgraded. Currently it offers not even 500 seats. In November the club announced selection of renowned British practice Holmes Miller as architects of the job.
While clearly not impressive compared to the 50,000+ giant sitting beside it, Lesser Hampden will soon grow from mere 470 seats to 1,774, all covered. This includes extension of the current west stand and creation of a brand new east zone. In case QPFC outgrow its stadium, there's ample space for expansion in the future.
The proposal also involves minor alterations to the existing Clubhouse, provision of concourse accommodation, toilets & catering kiosks and the refurbishment of the existing Farmhouse and Byre buildings to improve changing facilities to meet SFA standards.