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3DReid hits back at Commonwealth Games slurs

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Rumours that the 3DReid-designed centrepiece arena and velodrome for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is four months behind schedule are untrue, the project team has claimed

According to local reports the £113 million National Indoor Sport Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome project was already facing significant delays and that 3DReid was intending to lay off half the design team working on the scheme.

However the practice has refuted the allegations saying the arena team ‘is and will always remain at full strength for the duration of the project’ and Glasgow City Council maintained the scheme ‘remains on time and on budget.’

A spokesman for 3DReid added:’No one on the Arena team has been made redundant. With regret, some people are on a consultation process with the possibility of being made redundant but this may never happen. It certainly won’t effect delivery of the project.”

‘Team numbers fluctuate dependent on the project stage and it has varied between two and fifteen to date. As the project passes to site stage we will work with the contractor to allocate the best and most appropriate resources to ensure continued delivery to programme, budget and the highest quality.’

Commenting on rumours that detailed designs for part of the arena have still not been filed, a Glasgow City Council spoeksman added: ‘While some of the design plans have not been submitted, this will have no impact on the delivery timescale for the Arena and Velodrome as these are not necessary at this stage. What is necessary will be presented at the appropriate stage of the project. ‘

The 40,440m² scheme, which is also being designed by Sports cncepts, will be located immediately to the south of Celtic Football Stadium on a site covering 10.5ha.

Previous story (08.04.09)

Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games velodrome wins green light

Glasgow City Council has granted planning permission for the new 2014 Commonwealth Games velodrome, designed by Sports Concepts and 3DReid

The new National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome will be a key component of the city’s 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The indoor arena will hold up to 5,000 spectator seats for athletic competitions, while the velodrome will have a further 2,000 seated and 500 standing spectators viewing a 250m cycle track.

The gross floor area of the complex totals 40,440m², and it will be located immediately to the south of Celtic Football Stadium on a site covering 10.5ha.

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