Resorts World, Birmingham
Resort World has been built within the National Exhibition Centre campus. This £150 million project is one of the country’s largest integrated destination venues. It brings a wide range of exciting leisure and entertainment facilities together under one roof including:
- Four star boutique hotel with five star suites with 176 bedrooms
- Spa with pool, salt cave and fully functional gym
- Over fifty designer retail units
- Eleven screen multi-screen cinema including an IMAX cinema
- Eighteen Bars and Restaurants
- Two live entertainment venues
- Multi-use banqueting and conference centre
- A world-class casino offering the latest gaming experiences
The project involved collaborative working with British Gypsum, Galliford Try, Benoy Architects, and acoustic consultants Hoare Lea for over two years. The collaboration started working with Galliford Try to develop a full drywall specification for the project when they were they were just bidding to secure the role of Main Contractor. Benoy, the Architect appointed by the client, had only created a performance based specification and needed a specification based on actual systems to meet the required acoustic, fire, robustness and maximum heights, they wanted to be sure their costing were accurate, they called on British Gypsum for assistance, the specification created by British Gypsum became part of Galliford Try’s tender submission.
There were a multitude of systems used throughout the project, to achieve the high fire and acoustic performances, due to the wide range of uses in a relatively small spaces. The IMAX auditorium situated between normal cinema auditoriums required fire escapes across the roof of the conference centre and acoustic ceilings for sound absorption in main public areas. This led to the development and testing of new solutions and detailing to achieve the requirements of the design teams.
Client: Genting Solihull Ltd / Main Contractor: Galliford Try / Architect: Benoy
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