Construction kicks off in Glasgow for 2014 Commonwealth Games

No sooner than the work on the 2012 Games in London has been completed, attention has shifted towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Construction work has finally started in the city, with the £150 million athletes village the first priority to get ready for the Games. The work is being carried out by a consortium consisting of builders CCG, Cruden, WH Malcolm and Mactaggart and Mickel.

The Athletes Village will house 6,500 athletes and officials for the duration of the Games, and then be converted to new homes when the competition is finished.

Work has already begun in Glasgow in preparation for the 2014 Games, with construction work on a new velodrome and indoor sports arena currently going ahead.

Commonwealth officials have got their work cut out, as they only have three years to build all the facilities to host a successful Commonwealth Games. Glasgow will be keen to avoid a repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, with reports of poor construction, unfinished projects and squalid conditions just weeks before the start of the competition.

The Commonwealth Games will give the construction industry in Scotland a huge boost and create new construction jobs. While the 2012 London Olympics has created 12,500 construction jobs, even if the Commonwealth Games creates half the amount of new jobs, it will be a positive thing for the city.

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Posted on June 8, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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