GL events UK is set to provide temporary structures, grandstand seats and fencing at next year's Commonwealth Games ©Birmingham 2022

Birmingham 2022 has announced temporary structures supplier GL events UK as its official overlay supporter for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

GL events UK is set to offer planning, design and delivery of a wide range of temporary infrastructure services as part of the "turnkey overlay" delivery contract.

This includes temporary structures, marquees, grandstand seating, cabins, scaffolding, rigging, fencing, containment, trackway, lighting, groundworks as well as venue specific special projects.

Around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories are due to compete in 19 sports and eight Para-sports across 14 competition venues at the Games, scheduled to take place in less than 300 days’ time.

It is set to be the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands with organisers looking to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global television audience of 1.5 billion.

GL events UK is expected to play a key role in the delivery of the Games as it is due to provide approximately 16,500 metres square of temporary structures, almost 44,000 grandstand seats and over 19km of fencing.

"As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of temporary event infrastructure, GL events has an enviable track record delivering at previous Commonwealth Games events, Olympic Games, and other major multi-sport championships. We are delighted that Birmingham 2022 has demonstrated its confidence in our business to deliver on the global stage," said Scott Jameson, managing director of GL events UK.

"As a Midlands-based business, we feel passionately about upholding the values of Birmingham 2022 and are excited not only to deliver the highest standard of overlay services, but through our Social Value programme, contribute to the sustainability of the Games and the benefit of the wider West Midlands community."

GL events UK is also planning to work alongside key Birmingham charities such as Jericho Foundation and Change Kitchen.

"It is fantastic to have GL events UK join us as our official overlay supporter for Birmingham 2022," said Ian Reid, chief executive of Birmingham 2022.

"The team bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from their partnerships with previous Commonwealth Games and other multi-sport events and I’m confident they will help us deliver a safe and successful Games.

"We want Birmingham 2022 to leave a positive legacy in the region and look forward to working with GL events UK on their social value programme with local charities and organisations."

Martin Reynolds, executive director at the Commonwealth Games Federation, added: "Having worked on previous editions of the Commonwealth Games, we are delighted our strong partnership with GL events is continuing as they become the official overlay supporter of Birmingham 2022.

"With significant expertise in supporting the delivery of world-class multi-sport events, GL events will play an integral role in helping us showcase the very best of Commonwealth Sport to a global audience."