Construction trailblazer John Gallacher takes home Legacy Award
Former managing director of Cruden Estates and director of City Legacy, John Gallacher MBE, has been recognised for his work on overseeing the completion of the Athletes’ Village in Glasgow.
Mr Gallacher was given the Legacy Award at the Inspiring City Awards 2015 which were organised by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
The Legacy Award category was for individuals or businesses who have used the 2014 Commonwealth Games to make a long-lasting positive difference to Glasgow.
John was recognised for his work on the Athletes’ Village and for his regeneration efforts in other areas of the city, such as Castlemilk and Govan.
Now semi-retired, John was the driving force behind the City Legacy Consortium – a collaboration of four Glasgow-based house builders which designed, constructed and delivered the £150 million Athletes’ Village. Delivered on time and within budget, the development has won over 20 awards for construction, innovation, design, regeneration and sustainability, and has attracted significant world-wide interest.
Born and bred in Govan, John is particularly proud that jobs and apprenticeships were created for hundreds of people.