Marley Contract Services helps Glasgow Games go green

Glasgow is aiming to be one of Europe’s most sustainable cities

Marley Contact Services is helping the City of Glasgow realise its ambition of becoming one of Europe’s most sustainable cities by carrying out roofing work on some of the 700 EcoHome Excellent properties that form the Athletes’ Village.

The leading Scottish roofing and cladding specialist secured the contract on the £200m project in the East End of the city after demonstrating a track record of delivering other large, sustainable builds on time and within budget.

Only properties that produce 60 percent fewer carbon emissions than traditionally-built structures are awarded an ‘excellent’ rating. The building envelope is an important part of achieving this because high levels of air tightness at critical areas such as roof eaves and ridge can significantly affect the overall energy efficiency of the building.

It is essential on all low carbon builds that client’s commission the services of building envelope specialists such as Marley Contract Services who can work with them to ensure  the completed properties meet the thermal performances laid down at design stage. 

The Athletes’ Village is being built by the City Legacy consortium, which is made up of developers and contractors CCG, Cruden, Mactaggart & Mickel and W H Malcolm.  Each of whom have an unparalleled local track record of residential development and job creation.

In the short term, the Athletes’ Village will provide beds for 6,500 athletes and officials during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. After the Games, it will transform into a lively residential community with housing, amenities and public spaces, some on a riverside setting and offering a wonderful environment for a new family focused community.  

“Winning the prestigious contract to help the City of Glasgow achieve its low carbon energy targets will mean we are part of a creating a lasting legacy,” said Stephen Forbes, Senior Contracts Manager at Marley Contract Services. “We are confident that the quality of our work will contribute to the buildings achieving the very strict sustainability targets.”

Stephen added: “We have successfully overcome a number of challenges on this project, including working to a very tight schedule and liaising with a consortium of different trades on site.”

The development covers a 38-hectare site and when completed in December 2013 will include 700 low carbon riverside homes and related accommodation as wells as a 120-bed care home for the elderly.

To find out more about how Marley Contract Services can help you achieve a low carbon build, call 0141 761 4321 or visit:

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