Grontmij is supporting the initial development of the athletes’ village for the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow and has completed the first phase of ground investigation works to gain a detailed understanding of the redevelopment issues associated with the site.
Grontmij will also be responsible for the design and implementation of a remediation strategy to address issues such as contaminated land, waste, geotechnical (including mine workings) and ecology. This commission will see Grontmij working with Glasgow City Council in the provision of a suitable development platform for the 34-hectare athletes’ village site.
A real achievement
Iain Hall, project manager at Grontmij, said: “Winning this commission is a real achievement and we look forward to working closely with Glasgow City Council to provide a site suitable for use as the Athletes’ Village, and subsequent development for the Games legacy. Our site investigation and risk assessment specialists have already delivered a thorough assessment of the site, and we are now progressing with the Initial Remedial Works for the site. We look forward to our continued working with the Council towards developing the site, particularly in line with targets to produce a ‘low carbon’ 2014 Commonwealth Games.”
Pleased to be working with Grontmij
Councillor Archie Graham, Executive Member for Commonwealth Games delivery at Glasgow City Council, said: 'The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be a fantastic event for Glasgow and Scotland. At these vital early stages of the Athletes’ Village project we’re pleased to be working with Grontmij, who can provide a range of specialist skills and knowledge to prepare the site.'