Scottish Galvanizers has teamed up on the development of a purpose-built village, specifically constructed to house thousands of athletes at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
The plant has partnered with fellow Glaswegian firm, Bell Building Projects, to galvanize over 15 tonnes of steel on behalf of MacTaggart and Mickel Timber Systems for the construction of homes, which are part of the 35 hectare athletes’ village in Glasgow, due to be completed next January.
The galvanized steel has been used as part of the structure of the new homes within the purpose-built village in Glasgow’s East End, which is set to see over 6,500 athletes descend on it during next year’s Commonwealth Games.
The village, which is at the heart of one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas, will offer an exclusive retail area, dining hall, medical facility, and other amenities for athletes and officials. Once the competitors return home, the village will be transformed into a ‘vibrant community’, consisting of 1,400 homes and various amenities, providing opportunities for employment, local businesses and enterprise.
Paul Tait, Commercial Manager at Scottish Galvanizers, commented: “We were delighted to play a role in this huge project, which is set to be a wonderful legacy for the city. The regeneration of this area as a whole is fantastic, and will create employment opportunities for hundreds of people, as well as much-needed housing and amenities.”
Jim McEleny, Steel and Cladding Manager at Bell Building Projects, said: “We called upon the expertise of Scottish Galvanizers as it was essential the steel work was completely protected against rust and corrosion, and galvanizing was the best and most appropriate option.”