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Official Overlay Supporter

Delivering key infrastructure at twelve Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues


Supporters of Birmingham 2022

GL events proudly supports the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Committed to ensuring legacy

GL events UK is supporting numerous sustainable initiatives connected with Birmingham 2022


About GL events

With more than 40 years’ experience, GL events is a major player in all sectors of the global events market. With offices and venues on five continents and in more than 20 countries, GL events truly lives up to its motto of Bringing People Together, operating across event venues, exhibitions and live events.

Our global customer base includes sporting, cultural, corporate and political events as well as congresses, trade shows and exhibitions. Our unique business model enables cross-business collaboration and providing our clients with a comprehensive events offering characterised by dynamic response, inspirational design, and impeccable attention to detail.

This is underpinned by core business systems which prioritise quality, safety and sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

The unparalleled experience of our teams – in structural design, in project management and in operational delivery – has seen us establish an enviable track-record in delivering Overlay services for major sporting events, including five previous Commonwealth Games events, numerous Olympic and Paralympic Games, IAAF World Championships, European Championships, Pan-American and Asian Games.

As Principal Designer and Contractor for the Overlay project, GL events will deliver extensive overlay services effectively and safely, to provide the best games experience, showcasing Birmingham, its people and its culture.

Running alongside our operational delivery, our extensive social value programme sees GL events engage with the community, and help Birmingham 2022 to create legacy, with long-term benefit to the local and regional economy.

A sprint finish

Race to the Games


Where are we delivering?

GL events UK’s Project Team is providing supporting overlay and infrastructure for 12 key venues at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Take a look at each on the map below.