Achieving a Sustainable Mixed Community: Report of a Survey of Residents of the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village in Glasgow

Julie Clark, Ade Kearns

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report is based on a survey of 310 residents of the Village, divided roughly 60:40 between social renters and private sector occupants, in line with the development itself.

The report begins by examining why people moved to the Village and where they came from, finding that 45% of residents came from the East End, with 23% having a prior connection to Dalmarnock itself. The Village has provided high quality housing, an attractive and quiet environment, a relatively mixed community, and a socially harmonious place. The vast majority of residents were found to be happy with their decision to move to the Village.

The report also considers the sustainability of the Village, this being one of the key original objectives of its developers. In environmental terms, despite the evident high quality, there are concerns about care, cleanliness and maintenance of the local environment by service providers and residents.

To be socially sustainable and in housing demand terms, the report identifies the need for more social amenities to be provided nearby, better access and use of existing amenities by social renters, and continued development and investment in the area to allay concerns about the Village sitting in a wider locality of incomplete regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGoWell/ Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Commissioning bodyGoWell East
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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