Athletes village for Commonwealth games
Marley Contact Services’ specialist in-house skills have contributed to the company completing roofing work on one of the largest EcoHome Excellent developments in Europe.
The 700 homes that comprise Glasgow’s Athletes’ Village were completed by the company on time and within budget, ready for the Games’ opening in July.
With specialist in-house skills covering all aspects of low carbon building envelopes, Marley Contract Services is able to work with clients and main contractors to ensure the highest EcoHome, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM targets set out at design stage are met on the finished build.
Stephen Forbes, Senior Contracts Manager at Marley Contract Services, said: “The single biggest challenge on this development was that the properties had to be completed to the required standard before the Glasgow Games opened on 23 July, ready for the athletes moving in.”
He added: “Utilising our specialist in-house skills gives specifiers and clients greater predictability in terms of achieving the required environmental rating and of finishing a project on time.”
Building envelopes are an important part of achieving a low carbon, sustainable build because high levels of air tightness at critical areas such as roof eaves and ridge can significantly affect the overall energy efficiency. Only buildings that produce 60 percent fewer carbon emissions compared to traditionally-built structures are awarded an 'excellent’ rating.
“The July 2014 deadline clearly galvanised the company into action and we are delighted that all work was completed on schedule and to the required standard, and that the properties met EcoHomes Excellent standard,” said a spokesperson from RMJM architects.
The Athletes’ Village is being built by the City Legacy consortium, which is made up of developers and contractors CCG, Cruden, Mactaggart & Mickel and W H Malcolm.
Providing beds for 6,500 athletes and officials during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the village will then be used as a lively residential community with housing, amenities and public spaces, following the games.