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Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

Defying delays with tight coordination

Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games Athletes Village is set to become a 1,400-home mixed-tenure community on the banks of the River Clyde. We were integral to planning and designing the first phase of this ambitious scheme, which delivered 700 residential units, transport hub, care and energy centres in time to host 6,500 athletes, officials and media at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Our multidisciplinary team provided transport and infrastructure investigation and design, plus detailed engineering and structural design. We were also responsible for the environmental impact assessment, geo-environmental consultation and archaeological investigations, and provided acoustics services, fire consulting and thermal modelling.

With the approach of the 2014 games, we faced an extremely challenging, inflexible deadline. This was exacerbated by the fact the site contained one of the first public health water treatment works in the UK, requiring archaeological investigations that impacted significantly on the program. In the end, work on the superstructure could not start until May 2012.

We demonstrated our ability to co-ordinate with all members of the client consortium, Glasgow City Council and the other contractors and suppliers involved overcoming the project’s many challenges and delivering an impressive and lasting legacy for Glasgow’s communities.

Client Glasgow 2014/City Legacy
Architect RMJM
Location Glasgow, UK
Our services Transport and infrastructure, structural design, environmental, acoustics, fire consulting, archaeological investigations
Project status Completed in 2013