JCS Interiors are proud to announce we have secured a package on the exciting Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Project, working on the huge residential village.
Although it may seem a long time away, the sheer scale of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project means work has already started. Construction work started on the largest of the infrastructure projects directly related to games on May 8th, with a groundbreaking ceremony by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Birmingham City Council Leader Ian Ward, Team England athletes and local school children.
It is this part of the project that JCS Interiors will be working on, helping to deliver residential spaces on the site of the former Birmingham City University campus, which has a completion deadline of in early 2022.
The much-publicised project will provide:
• The development of on-site training and engagement facility and a related £1.28million package of training (thanks to funding unlocked by the West Midlands Combined Authority).
• 1,000 pre-employment training places, giving those involved the skills and industry accreditation to work on construction sites more widely in the city and region.
• 50 existing apprenticeships working on-site via the project’s supply chain.
• The creation of 400 jobs, including 50 new apprenticeships and 30 paid summer interns (6-week) placements.
• An overall total of 22,000 person weeks of training and employment opportunities (for the 2022 Games) against a benchmark for a project of this size of 18,000 person weeks.
The games, due to take place 27 July – 7 August 2022 are expected to bring a host of benefits to the midlands, including an opportunity to increase affordable housing after the games are finished.
The residential village we’re working on will house athletes and officials during the games but is being constructed so that it can be cleverly turned over to residential use when the games are over.
JCS Interiors will be instrumental in the creation of new homes, as we will specifically be working on the residential village using Structural Steel Framework Systems and weatherboard cladding.
Many aspects of the project will be similar to the University Of Central Manchester Student Accommodation project we previously worked on where we were asked to provide our specific skills to create partitions, ceilings, feature ceilings and plastering. Our offsite prefabricated SFS walls provide a quick, tidy, and low-risk way to erect buildings.
We’re looking forward to getting this new Commonwealth Games project under our belts and are immensely proud to be working on such a prestigious project.