The Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Glasgow 2014 reverted to a mixed use site after the Games. This legacy provided the city with high quality energy efficient social housing as well as a range of residential properties which were sold to private owners, forming part of the regeneration of the East End of Glasgow.
The Village was developed under the ‘Home Zone’ principle, which provides a safe and fulfilling environment for people to live, work and visit. Homes were designed to the stricter U-values and air tightness demanded by the 2013 Building Regulations for which NorDan’s timber windows and composite door products are ideal.
This development set and achieved a 60% carbon reduction on 2007 levels. “Sustainability is key - 10% of the village’s energy comes from renewable energy sources on site, a minimum of 10% recycled materials will be used in the construction”, says Peter O’Neil General Manager in NorDan’s Wishaw office.
“The unique design of the accommodation facilities was highly flexible, allowing for relatively simple post games retrofit. There will eventually be a total development of 1500 homes on this site.”
The multi award winning í150m Village was funded by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government and built by “City Legacy”, a Consortium of contractors including Mactaggart & Mickel, Crudeness Building and Renewals and CCG Contractors. The architects for this project were RMJM Architects.