Prague 2016 | Non-residential

Resorts World

United KingdomUnited KingdomCompany Name: Galliford Try

Project description

Resorts World has been built within the National Exhibition Centre campus. This £150 million pound project is one of the country’s largest integrated destination venues, and Europe’s first resort destination. It brings a wide range of exciting leisure and entertainment facilities together under one roof including a four star hotel with five star suite, spa and 176 beds. It also includes 50 designer retail units, an 11 screen multi-screen cinema including an Imax cinema, and a shopping centre incorporating a wide range of food and beverage outlets. The challenges from a drywall perspective were numerous on this project. With so many different room types and functionalities British Gypsum’s involvement along with the contractor Galliford Try was key to the implementing, design and testing of new solutions and details necessary to meet the design requirements.


Galliford Try

Galliford Try is a FTSE 250 business and one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups with revenues of £1.8 billion. We are recognised for the strength of our diverse operational expertise and our capacity to provide whole-life solutions to major projects. Our specialties: Construction, Housebuilding, Property Services & FM, Infrastructure Security, Affordable Housing & Regeneration, Renewable Energy, Data Centres, Roads & Bridges, Telecommunications, Water.

Key Achievements

  • Pre-existing relationships between the project teams at all levels driven by British Gypsum. Input at design stage helped the architect take the project from concept through to detailed design.
  • New methods of construction were implemented in the construction of custom-designed partitions and ceiling layouts.

Key Challenges

Designed with creativity and conscience, Resorts World at NEC is more than just a notable new build project. It has achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. A key feature of the design and construction process was the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the outset. The design team worked together with suppliers and BIM consultants to improve and streamline Resorts World, reducing collaborative barriers and minimising construction issues.


Building owner:
Resorts World Birmingham
Main contractor:
Galliford Try
Steve Baker
Saint-Gobain Team:
Kevin Buckley – British Gypsum – Area Technical Support Manager – Central Region