"These are stunning!!!!!!!!" Countdown to the Commonwealth Games 2014.

July 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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'These are stunning!!!!!!!!   Everyone has been gathered round my PC and the general reaction is WOW!’

Jim Clark, Senior Manager for Communications at Clyde Gateway on our aerial photographs of the Regeneration project.

With only days to go all eyes are on Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  We are delighted to have been involved having tracked progress on Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration project – Clyde Gateway.

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" James Walker is the photographer responsible for these amazing images. He first came to Clyde Gateway's attention a few years back when he was used by the M74 completion team to deliver aerial shots of the construction work on that road and it had always been our plan to have him come back to the area just before the Games to again capture the view from the skies.  The recent spell of good weather provided us with the perfect opportunity to do just that and there's no doubt these new shots show the amount of progress Clyde Gateway has made over the past five years as well as the incredible amount of construction activity we have ongoing right now."

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Clyde Gateway covers about 2000 acres in size. It contains some of the most important venues and locations associated with the 2014 Commonwealth Games including the Athletes’ Village, the Emirates Arena (home of the badminton events), the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (track cycling) and Celtic Park (opening ceremony). 

Glasgow’s bid stated that the event would be a catalyst for a physical, social and economic transformation of the city’s east end and neighbouring South Lanarkshire. The past six years have brought about a huge change to what were previously areas of vacant, derelict and contaminated land back to use.

Over the period of regeneration Walker Ellis Associates have been flying from Cumbernauld airfield, North East of Glasgow,

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“From 1,600ft, you really appreciate the enormity of this project, from the images you can see the huge investment and intricate planning that is going into this huge regeneration project and the legacy that it leaves behind following the Games.”

James Walker, Photographer.



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