Resorts World Birmingham Commercial Landscape & Design Update
Halfway into an eight week construction project, a £1m bid for Resorts World Birmingham is due to be completed this month. The UK’s first super casino, Resorts World will also feature a spa, cinema and conference centre, luxury hotel, and 17 bars and restaurants, along with over 50 retail outlets which include Gap and Nike, among others.
The building itself is 12 stories tall and 538,000 sq ft. Resorts World can accommodate up to 12,000 guests at any given time. The super casino will provide 1,200 new jobs, which benefits residents in the West Midlands. The design and build will be on the lake banks and Northern elevation of the development, and includes both hard and soft landscaping.
Hard Landscaping Elements Include:
- Structural concrete works to the lake’s edge
- Exposed aggregate paving
- A bespoke terrace
- Step construction and cladding
- Uplighters and integrated strip lighting
- Bespoke benches and planters
- Counter terrorist measures
Soft Landscape Design
Resorts World’s soft landscaping will include an ornamental border of evergreen and herbaceous shrubs and intertwined grasses planted beside stepped seating and offset by marginal planting which eventually blends into the lake’s edge.
The distinctly shaped Quercus palustris, or pin oak, will be situated within bespoke timber planters that are designed to be lifted during building maintenance. This uniquely shaped plant is ideal with its shallow root system, and natural marcescence (leaves that die without shedding). Other benefits include that the pin oak is easy to transport and tolerant of pollution.
The Quercus palustris will be underplanted with Buxus, or boxwood (see image below). The evergreen is small and frost tolerant; its texture was chosen to match the crisp, clean feel of the newest Resorts World.
Ground Control is thrilled to be a part of the design and build of this super casino. The combined efforts of all involved will help to create an entirely new experience for guests that has yet to exist in the UK.