Athletes Village for Commonwealth Games 2014

  • Location  Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Sector  Residential, Masterplanning, Sport
  • Status  Completed

RMJM were commissioned to design the Athletes’ Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UK. As the masterplanner and design champion for the City Legacy Consortium, RMJM created 700 homes and related accommodation for up to 8,000 athletes and officials, transforming a run down 38 hectare site in the East End of Glasgow into a much sought-after riverside residential area.

At the heart of the design solution was the legacy: how the site will develop after the Commonwealth Games. Additional units, community buildings, transport connections, local facilities and amenities and pedestrian routes were included in the design. 10% of the village’s energy will be generated by renewable energy sources on site, a minimum of 10% recycled material content will be used in the construction. The unique design of the accommodation is highly flexible and allows for relatively simple post Games retrofit, which will eventually see a total of nearly 1,500 homes built. Work on the Athletes’ Village site began in 2010 and was completed several months before the Games. RMJM’s landscape architecture division, Strata, has also been involved in the proposals.