Village life: living in the Glasgow 2014 Games Athletes’ Village

Tuesday 3 April 2018
Maureen Kidd and Ade Kearns
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This report discusses in-depth qualitative research with residents of the Athletes’ Village, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and inhabited since 2015. In the report, participants reflect on their reasons for moving to the Village, their levels of satisfaction with life there, and their plans for the future. 

Overall, the research found that residents were generally happy with their decision to move to the Village, with few regrets and a readiness to recommend it to others as a place to live. Interestingly, however, those in the Village did not identify themselves as living in Dalmarnock, but rather saw the Village as a different place.