A ‘Commonwealth Games Village’ approach to housing

A success story for affordable housing in Scotland, Glasgow’s Commonwealth Village was originally a partnership between the Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government, designed as the athlete’s village for the 20th Commonwealth Games,  in Glasgow, 2014.

Built on previously vacant, derelict land, the Commonwealth Games Village is a 38 hectare urban brownfield regeneration site, located in Dalmarnock  in Glasgow’s East End. The development of the Games Village was a joint promotion between the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council working together at various stages with Clyde Gateway, South Lanarkshire Council and others. The project is an example of a public interest led development, aiming to not only deliver the 20th Commonwealth Games, but leave a lasting, positive legacy for the city. 

The village, now repurposed as housing, is an excellent example of how regeneration activities can help rejuvenate an area and help shape its future – both socially and economically. Made up of 700 homes, the footprint of the development is made up of 300 homes which were made available for sale, and an additional 400  ring-fenced for affordable rent.

Commonwealth Village – Photo Credit: Laura Martin

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