Ground Control Continue Design & Build at Resorts World Birmingham
Ground Control is currently working on an exciting new Design & Build project at Resorts World Birmingham, soon to be home to the UK’s first super casino.
The £150m integrated leisure and entertainment complex is due to open in the summer of 2015, bringing a wide range of exciting new leisure and entertainment offers to visitors. The development consists of an outlet shopping centre, a spa hotel, restaurants and bars, a cinema, a conference centre, and a casino. Construction of the 538,000 sq. ft complex has begun, and Ground Control is well underway delivering a wide range of external works on behalf of Galliford Try Construction.
The total project value is £1m; one of Ground Control’s largest Design & Build projects to date. Working on an eight week construction programme, the development is due for completion in June 2015. Works include, a bespoke terrace construction and structural concrete works to the lake edge, exposed aggregate paving, step construction and cladding, integrated strip lighting and uplighters, marginal planting, semi mature tree planting, hardwood timber benches and planters, counter terrorist security measures, earthworks and soft landscaping.
In order to facilitate Ground Control’s work, a 150 metre floating pontoon was installed to allow continued access to thousands of pedestrians into the nearby Genting Arena and the NEC. A 2 metre high, 100 metre long Portadam was also installed to enable sufficient access to the lake edge.
Ground Control’s Landscape Architect, Chris King, is delighted to have worked on the new development:
“To be involved with such an iconic scheme that is NEC Resorts World has been a great experience. The project certainly provided an array of challenges which kept me and the team on our toes. With the team’s mixture of backgrounds and skills, we were able to design a scheme which responded to the projects brief along with the clients expectations. The end project is looking to be one of Ground Control’s largest Design and Builds to date and will certainly be one we talk about for a while!”