Commonwealth games construction on track

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Construction work on the  2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is “on track and on budget” according to a progress report released today.

The update marks 1,000 days to go until the opening ceremony, which will be held on 23 July 2014.

The Games Partners Progress Report said “good progress” was being made across all areas.

Work on the £150m accommodation and facilities for 6,500 athletes and officials got under way in June by City Legacy Consortium which is made up of developers and contractors CCG, Cruden, Mactaggart & Mickel and W H Malcolm.

The £100m Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome being built by Sir Robert McAlpine in the east end of the city is said to be more than 60% complete.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: “This report highlights the commitment by all at Glasgow 2014 and our Games Partners to deliver – on time and on budget – an outstanding and memorable Games for Glasgow and Scotland.

“Whilst we are confident with the work and planning done so far, no-one at Glasgow 2014 is complacent about the task ahead as we enter the important detailed planning phase which will allow us to host a sporting event that will showcase Scotland at its very best on a global stage.”

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