Work Begins on £520m Birmingham Commonwealth Games Village
by Traveleads | May 24, 2019 | Latest News On The Ground
As the largest provider of travel services to UK governing bodies of sport Traveleads was delighted when it was announced that construction work has begun on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village – the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Games.
The £520m development in Perry Barr will provide a home for around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and is due for completion in early 2022.
Post games, the development will be converted into more than 1,400 homes, forming the first phase of a long-term regeneration plan for Perry Barr.
In legacy mode, the village will sit alongside improved open space, a redeveloped Alexander Stadium and related community, sport and leisure facilities as well as transport improvements.
The masterplan for the village was designed by a team led by local firms Glancy Nicholls Architects and Glenn Howells Architects.
Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England chief executive stated: “When Team England compete in Birmingham in three years’ time, we know our athletes will have a great experience staying in the Athlete’s Village and will be given the support and opportunity to perform at their best in front of a home crowd. It’s very exciting to see the work that has been done so far on the village and the plans for the future with the legacy that the Commonwealth Games will bring.”
Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies MP, said: “I am delighted that through £165million of government funding, this important project will not only play a vital role in the 2022 Commonwealth Games but also in the long-term regeneration of the area. This is about more than just new buildings. The local community will also feel the benefits of improved transport links and have more opportunities to volunteer, develop new skills or find new jobs.”
This is great news for British athletes as it will provide an excellent space and convenient location to train. Here at Traveleads we are all excited to see the finished village and redeveloped Stadium, and look forward to providing the necessary travel solutions and logistical support that will bring some of the biggest names in elite sport to the 2022 games.