NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE SITE
NORTH AND EAST OF PENDIGO WAY
Post Code B40 1NT
Application 25/07/11 MAJOR OUTLINE APPLICATION
OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION (ACCESS, LANDSCAPING, LAYOUT AND SCALE FOR CONSIDERATION) FOR THE ERECTION OF A MIXED-USE LEISURE/ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX CASINO (SUI GENERIS), FACTORY OUTLET CENTRE (CLASS A1), HOTEL (CLASS C1), SPA (CLASS D2), CINEMA (CLASS D2), CONFERENCE AND BANQUETING CENTRE (CLASS D1), FOOD AND DRINK USES (CLASS A3/A4/A5), CAR PARKING AND SERVICING, PLANT AND ASSOCIATED PUBLIC REALM AND LANDSCAPE WORKS.
Resorts World will bring a unique new offer to The NEC featuring a casino, hotel accommodation, a spa, conference and banqueting centre, a multi screen cinema, a wide range of food and beverage outlets and an outlet centre .
Resorts World at The NEC will be developed if Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council grants a large casino licence and planning permission to Genting UK who will own and operate the complex.
If Resorts World goes ahead it will have a significant impact on The NEC and Solihull:
Over 1,100 full time equivalent job opportunities - many for local people
Support The NEC’s strategy called “Destination NEC” to make the site a more compelling experience where people come to learn, be entertained and to do business
1,750 full time equivalent years of construction employment in building the complex
Contribute over £25m per annum in added value to the Solihull economy
Resorts World represents an investment and commitment of £120m to Solihull by Genting UK.
Resorts World will comprise a 4/5 star hotel and casino, a new conference and banqueting facility to be operated by The NEC Group, an outlet centre that will complement the existing retail offer in the Borough, a ten screen cinema , a range of food and beverage outlets, a spa and car parking.
Resorts World will be located on a prime site located on The NEC campus between The LG Arena and the Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking Pendigo Lake.
The complex will be easily accessible by foot from the main exhibition halls and from both Birmingham airport and Birmingham International railway station.
We aim to create an imaginative new style of casino and leisure complex for the UK, which will be sustainable, with low environmental impact and designed for the future with a target to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and Carbon Trust recognition.
What will Resorts World at The NEC consist of?
Casino – Maximising use of the Borough’s licence opportunity, the casino will provide a product not currently available in the UK, including bingo, sports betting, poker facilities, high quality food and a separate VIP gaming area.
Hotel and Suites – The Genting hotel will be a 4 star 180-bed offering, situated above the resort with excellent views and high quality services. Additionally, 5 star suites will also be provided on the upper floor of the hotel.
Spa – 6,000 square feet of pure rest and relaxation, the spa will offer the latest treatments and give a holistic approach to wellbeing similar to some of our spa properties in Asia.
Banqueting and Conferencing Centre - This state-of-the-art multi-use facility will provide the highest quality banqueting for business and leisure, as well as being the perfect venue for a convention or company conference.
Multi Screen Cinema – A 10 screen cinema will feature the latest 3D technologies with digital processing and sound.
Food and Beverage Outlets – We will have one of the best combinations of dining and bars in the region, using both local and national brands in our mix of operations on site.
Shopping Outlet Centre – This mid-range offer will encourage regional tourism spending in the area and integrate with the other leisure facilities to provide a unique shopping experience that is not currently available.
We have used our unique strengths to ensure that Resorts World at The NEC will feature all of the benefits of an integrated leisure development:
A high standard of design and architecture appropriate for a 'destination' building.
Pedestrian access is maximised by minimal walking distances between site facilities.
Public transportation opportunities have been maximised ensuring easy access is available to visitors and local communities.
Effective traffic management policies is being developed.
Facilities for the disabled are fully provided (car parking, lifts, toilets, safe evacuation).
We aim to create an imaginative new style of casino and leisure complex in the UK, which will be sustainable, with low environmental impact and designed for the future. The aim is to achieve:
BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating
Carbon Trust recognition
The maximum height of the building is 43m (+134 AOD)
300 car parking spaces
Construction programme will take 18-24 months