THE developers of Glasgow’s hugely successful Athletes’ Village, which was constructed to coincide with the city’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, have announced plans to build 125 more homes on the site.
City Legacy have submitted a detailed planning application for the homes in Dalmarnock in Glasgow’s east end following the “overwhelming” response to the first sales release where all 300 of the private homes were sold almost two years ahead of schedule.
If plans for a further 125, two and three bedroom terraced houses are approved, work could begin later this year.
The Athletes’ Village housed some 6,500 athletes and officials during the Commonwealth Games, before being converted to 700 homes – 400 for social rental and 300 for private sale.
Speaking on behalf of City Legacy, Calum Murray, managing director of CCG Homes and director of City Legacy said, “It’s been a fantastic few years for all of us involved in this unique project. The interest in The Village before, during and after the Commonwealth games has been overwhelming and that’s why we’ve taken to decision to build more homes on the site.
“It’s a great location and the quality of homes is excellent – the multiple awards that we have secured over the past two years are testament to that. Hundreds of families now call The Village their home and with this new planning application for a further 125 homes, we hope to give many more families this once in a lifetime opportunity.”