Commonwealth House

  • Commonwealth House on Albion Street
  • Commonwealth House
  • Detail of the frontage

Lead Partner: City Building


Project History
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  • Commonwealth House on the corner of Bell and Albion Streets
  • The new offices of Glasgow 2014
  • Commonwealth House
  • Commonwealth House on Albion Street
  • Commonwealth Games HQ in Glasgow city centre
  • Commonwealth House will be home to more than 1000 staff


Glasgow City Centre, Merchant City


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 work.

The move to the new building will be completed in phases, with each phase reflecting the size of the organisation.

Current status:



Construction Commenced November 2010. Completed September 2011.