Nov 07, 2012
Timber Systems takes Gold
Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading provider of timber system building solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply and erect the timber frames for 184 housing units in the purpose-built Athletes’ Village in Glasgow’s East End.
The site is being developed by Glasgow City Council, in partnership with private sector consortium City Legacy, which comprises Cruden Building and Renewals, CCG, Mactaggart & Mickel and Malcolm Construction.
Working closely with Cruden Building and Renewals, Stewart Milne Timber Systems developed a cost effective timber frame solution to meet the demanding space, thermal and acoustic standards set out by Glasgow City Council. Each house type also had to be flexible in the design and structure to allow the units to be transformed from the Athletes’ accommodation into family housing when the Games come to an end. Stewart Milne Timber Systems, together with Cruden, carried out further value engineering on the completed designs to improve build-ability and ensure a smooth process on site.
The project, which is being delivered in two phases, commenced in March 2012 and will continue until August 2013, to allow all units to be complete for the Games commencing in 2014. Alex Goodfellow, Group Managing Director, Timber Systems comments: “We’re delighted to be working on this high profile project with CrudenBuilding and Renewals. Not only are we providing accommodation for the Commonwealth’s most celebrated athletes, but we are helping to deliver a lasting regeneration legacy for the area.
Alan Callaghan, Managing Director of Cruden Building and Renewals adds: “We have a well-established relationship with Stewart Milne Timber Systems and are pleased to be working with them on this great project. We look forward to the next twelve months, getting Glasgow ready for the Commonwealth Games.”
Designed for athletes in consultation with athletes, the Commonwealth Games 2014 Athletes' Village promises to be a true “home from home” experience and will be capable of housing the expected 6,500 athletes and team officials at Games time.
Following the Games, the Village will be further developed to become an attractive residential area comprising 1,000 homes, 300 of which will be available for social rental, as well as a care home for 120 residents.