2014 Commonwealth Games Construction

2014 commonwealth games will be the biggest event ever held in Scotland, taking place over 12 days from Wednesday 23rd July - Sunday 3rd August 2014, featuring an all of 17 sports. More than 350 million will spend the construction of the new and high facilities.
But they are not just there for the duration of the Games - the Arena and Velodrome will magnetize top-class international sports events for many years to come. The stadium and Velodrome will be made available as affordable leisure and recreational facilities for use by local residents, as well as being training venues for top-class Scottish athletes.

The construction plan will need a total workforce of 200, including 20 new apprenticeship places, and 84 staff will be employed by Culture and Sport Glasgow to control the venue, once opened. Sports organizations and other businesses will also be housed in new offices being developed alongside the new venues. The mainly exciting legacy of the 2014 Games for the communities within Clyde Gateway concerns the new housing that will make up the Games Village.

After the athletes and officials have gone home, the Games Village will be changed into a new riverside housing neighborhood for the East End of Glasgow. There will be 1,400 houses, including apartments, terraced, detached and semi- detached houses. There will also be a latest 120-bed care home for the elderly.