Stewart Milne Timber Systems has been awarded a major contract in support of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. The company will supply and erect the timber frames for 184 housing units in the purpose-built Athletes’ Village in Glasgow’s East End. Source: The Construction Index (UK)
Glasgow City Council is developing the site in partnership with private sector consortium City Legacy, which comprises Cruden Building & Renewals, CCG, Mactaggart & Mickel and Malcolm Construction.
Working with Cruden Building & Renewals, Stewart Milne Timber Systems developed a cost effective timber frame solution to meet the 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 construction methods and ensure a smooth process on site.
The project, which is being delivered in two phases, continues until August 2013, to allow all units to be complete well ahead of the Games.
Following the Games, the Village will be further developed to become a residential area comprising 1000 homes, 300 of which will be available for social rental, as well as a care home for 120 residents.