Summer date set for construction of Athletes’ Village

May 3, 2018 by  

A date has now been set for beginning the construction of the Athletes’ Village for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The work is scheduled to get underway during the early summer and the first stage of the project will see existing buildings at the Perry Barr site being demolished. The main site is the old Birmingham City University building, which was built back in the 1970s and is set to be replaced by accommodation for officials and athletes.

The chosen site for the Village covers an area of 20 acres and is situated on Franchise Street. Three months are likely to be needed to finish clearing it so that building work can get started, now that permission has been granted.

Around 6,500 people will use the Village for the duration of the games, after which it will be used as a housing development for local people. According to Inside the Games, the project manager for it, Ashley Innes, stated that:

“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village will provide over 1,000 much-needed new homes for an area of the city where we have identified a need for additional housing, this will be supported by improvements to transport and community infrastructure.”

Work starts in June and sports events of this type are often showcased via the use of places that supply brochure printing.