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Value: £89 million
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
A major new leisure and entertainment development, Resorts World is being constructed at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
The complex will include a casino, a four star hotel and suites, a spa, conference and banqueting facilities, a retail outlet centre, a multi- screen cinema, food and beverage outlets and car parking. The contract is valued at £89m and the facility will open to the public in Spring 2015.
The project builds on Galliford Try's proven ability to deliver multiple mixed-use developments on a large scale.
Value: £347 million
One of the UK’s largest residential regeneration programmes, Gateshead BIG consists of the regeneration of 19 sites across the borough of Gateshead over a period of 15 years for Gateshead Regeneration Partnership.
Galliford Try and Registered Provider Home Group have come together with Gateshead Council to form the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership, a Local Asset Backed Vehicle which will build approximately 2,400 predominately family homes for private and affordable tenures along with community and public spaces to deliver sustainable and long-lasting communities. All homes are to be built to a minimum of Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The project will stimulate local economies, introduce employment opportunities and add value to surrounding properties. Through the community focus embedded throughout the project, it will bring Gateshead's communities closer together. The scheme has achieved early success in this area in the form of a “Public and Private Partnership Award” from the Local Government Chronicle for its high levels of community involvement; commitment to using local suppliers and sustainability credentials.
Value: £35.3 million
The Hive is an iconic building which, for the first time in Europe, combines a public and university library under one roof, while also offering council and conference facilities.
Featuring over 250,000 books, 12 miles of archive collections and 800 study stations, it dramatically increases the learning resources, technology, study and social spaces available to University of Worcester students. It additionally accommodates the county archives and records office, history centre, archaeology service and multi-agency customer service centre as well as commercial and retail space.
With its design inspired by local history, the building's roof mimics the slopes of the Malvern Hills and the kilns of Worcester. It is one of Europe’s most sustainable buildings, achieving the highest ever BREEAM score for a public library from BRE Global. Its awards include "Sustainable Project of the Year” at the 2013 Building Awards, “Civic Building of the Year” from the Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities and “Best New Build Project of the Year” from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
The project for Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester has been delivered through the Private Finance Initiative, demonstrating what can be achieved through collaboration between the private and public sectors.