The Sydney-headquartered construction company, Lendlease, has been selected as the contractor to develop the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village.
The £350mn (US$446mn) project, dubbed the Perry Barr regeneration development, will be located in Birmingham, UK.
The company were selected as the main contractor to transform the former Birmingham City University site by Birmingham City Council.
The village is set to accommodate approximately 6,500 athletes and officials during the game, and will be used to create 1,400 new homes in the city following the event.
“I’m pleased to welcome them to the team and I have every confidence that they will work well with us to deliver a development that will be used for the Commonwealth Games Village that we can all be proud of in 2022 and beyond.”
Lendlease chief executive for Europe Dan Labbad said: “The city of Birmingham has an exciting future that will further its global recognition and increase its influence on culture and industry across the UK.
“It’s great to be part of this growth and we look forward to working with Birmingham City Council to create a place that will positively benefit local people and visitors while creating more jobs, more homes and a legacy that surpasses this historic event.”