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Athletes' Village 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, United Kingdom 
Wednesday 08 Jul 2009
 
RMJM to design Athletes' Village 
 
 
 
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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth athletes accommodation to provide lasting legacy 

UK-based international architecture practice RMJM has secured the contract to design the Athletes’ Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UK. As the masterplanner and design champion for the winning City Legacy Consortium, RMJM will create 700 homes and related accommodation for up to 8,000 athletes and officials with a further 765 homes planned after the games, transforming the deprived East End of Glasgow into a much sought-after riverside residential area.

The proposals for the Games phase of the project will regenerate a 38 hectare waterfront site and have been prepared in discussion with the Organising Committee of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The unique design of the accommodation is highly flexible and allows for relatively simple post-Games retrofit for the legacy housing phase, which will eventually see a total of nearly 1,500 homes built. The project will employ 620 people and work is set to start next year, completing some six months before the Games start in 2014. RMJM’s landscape architecture division, Strata, has also been involved in the proposals.

Paul Stallan, European Design Director of RMJM said: “RMJM has designed a beautiful and inspired urban village for the East End of Glasgow, a village that will accommodate visiting athletes in the first instance, but most importantly post the 2014 Games will provide a wonderful environment for a new family focused community to grow and regenerate.”

Peter Morrison, Group Chief Executive of RMJM said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen to design the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and to be playing a key role in transforming the city’s East End. It’s an immense privilege to be involved in world-renowned sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games and it is vital to ensure that any development created for a host city leaves a lasting legacy for local communities and residents for years to come.”

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