Ground Control, one of the UK’s fastest growing, privately owned, external landscape solution providers, has won a £1m design and build construction project to deliver essential landscaping to Resorts World Birmingham. As the UK’s first integrated leisure and entertainment complex, which is due for completion this year at a cost of £150m, the project required a variety of landscaping solutions in order to provide future visitors with the highest quality experience.
The project, which is one of Ground Control’s largest design and build developments to date, includes a range of requirements including a bespoke terrace construction and structural concrete works, exposed aggregate paving, step construction and cladding, integrated strip lighting and uplighters, marginal planting, semi-mature tree planting, constructing hardwood timber benches and planters, counter terrorist security measures, earthworks and soft landscaping.
Warren Heaton of Ground Control explains: “To be involved with such an iconic scheme that is Resorts World Birmingham has been a great experience for myself and the team. The project has provided many challenges along the way, but with the team’s mixture of skills and expertise, we have been able to deliver a scheme which successfully responded to the project’s brief and the client’s high expectations. The end result will be one of Ground Control’s largest design and build projects to date and one we will talk about well into the future.”
Resorts World Birmingham will consist of an outlet shopping centre, a 178 roomed four-star spa hotel, a wide range of internationally themed restaurants and bars, an 11-screen cinema, a multi-use banqueting and conference centre and a super casino. The building will be 12 stories tall and 538,000 sq ft; will provide 1,200 new jobs; and accommodate up to 12,000 guests at any one time.