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Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

Client: Glasgow City Council

Location: Glasgow

Construction Method: SpaceStud, innovative timber construction system

Type: Offsite Manufacture

Value: £1,000,000

Date: 30/05/2013

Ochil’s SpaceStud delivers award-winning construction for Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village

The Athletes' Village for Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow consisted of 700 new homes built to exemplary design standards. On completion of the Games, Legacy Plans included bringing these properties to market in a mix of social housing for rent and private homes for sale.

Glasgow Athletes Village Ochil Timber

CCG were responsible for building 237 houses in the Village, achieving this within a remarkably short build period of 15 months. This development set and achieved specific design objectives, including a 60% carbon reduction on 2007 levels, and complied with 2013 building regulations – an industry first. Using CCG Off-Site Manufacturing, a typical terrace of 8 townhouses was erected in just 10 days.

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Ochil Timber supplied their innovative SpaceStud and SpaceJoist engineered timber system to CCG, providing offsite construction for 208 terraces, 24 flats and 5 houses. This included design and manufacture of SpaceJoist cassette floors.

This was the first occasion in which SpaceStud had been specified for a housing contract of this scale and Ochil MD Andrew McAree comments:

“The SpaceStud system provided CCG with a high performance, low carbon, offsite system, enabling speedy, high-quality construction. We are all delighted at how well it delivered on site and continues to deliver in use, as the raft of industry awards CCG has achieved for the scheme attests.”


Inspiring City Awards 2014 – Environmental Award; Scottish Property Awards 2014; RICS Best Regeneration of the Year 2014; Scottish Design Awards 2014 – Regeneration Award; Scottish Home Awards 2014 – Best City Apartment; Scottish Home Awards 2014 – Best Starter Home; Scottish Home Awards 2014 – Best Community Partnership; Saltire Award 2014 Large Scale Development; Homes for Scotland 2014 - Best Home Design and Judge’s Special Award.


EcoHomes Excellent rating; Service by Design.

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