Glasgow 2014, the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth
Games, has moved to its new premises in the Merchant City. The
committee selected Tontine House in Albion Street as its new
headquarters for up to and including the Games.
The headquarters, which has been renamed Commonwealth House,
will become a key "non-competition" venue during the Games. It will
be home to over 1,000 members of staff and the impressive building
is in excess of 108,000 sq ft.
The interior of Commonwealth House has been designed in line
with the Organising Committee's athlete centred and sport focused
vision with all 17 Commonwealth sports portrayed extensively
throughout the building, including the use of pictograms and sport
terminology in designing and naming all the meeting rooms.
The building was fully renovated by City Building, Glasgow City
Council's arms-length construction company, in conjunction with
Royal Blindcraft Industries, a social enterprise which employs
disabled people to make high-quality furniture. War veterans from
Afghanistan and Iraq were employed to work during the renovation at
Commonwealth House, all of them recruited through the council's
Helping Heroes campaign which assists ex-soldiers in finding
The move to the new building will be completed in phases, with
each phase reflecting the size of the organisation.
Construction Commenced November 2010. Completed September 2011.