Housebuilder’s consortium fails to make final three for £245m Glasgow Games contract

Housebuilder Gladedale has dropped out of the running to build the £245m Glasgow Commonwealth Games village, whereas contractor Laing O’Rourke has joined it.

Teams led by Broadway Malyan, Davis Langdon and Mace are now the last three bidders for the 1,500 home development.

Laing O’Rourke has joined the Broadway Malyan consortium, which also includes Arup and regeneration firm New City Vision.

In September, Glasgow council said it would shortlist two teams this month, but after the most recent round of competitive dialogue only Gladedale was pushed out.

A council spokesperson said: “In the economic climate it was thought more appropriate that three consortiums should form the final shortlist to maximise the element of competition.”

To maximise competition three consortiums formed the final shortlist

Glasgow Council

The winning consortium will design and construct the homes in the east end of Glasgow. These will house 8,000 athletes during the 2014 Games and provide a mixture of private and affordable homes afterwards.

Davis Langdon is bidding with contractors Citybuilding and CCG, developers Cruden Estates and McTaggart & Mickel, and RMJM, the architect behind the scheme’s masterplan.

Mace is in the PPD Consortium led by developer Charles Price; its architects include Ian Simpson, Nord and Murray Dunlop.

The council confirmed that the Gladedale team, which included Bellway Homes and Citta Property Group, was no longer in the running.

The teams have until 15 April to resubmit their bids. A winner is expected to be announced in the summer, with construction set to begin in 2010.