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Galliford Try seals £89m Birmingham NEC deal

Galliford Try has announced financial close on a deal to build a new development including a casino and hotel at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The Resorts World project includes a new casino, a 176-bed four/five-star hotel and spa, conference facilities, a factory outlet centre, a cinema complex, food and beverage retail space and parking for 480 cars.

The scheme is set to start on site this month with completion expected in January 2015.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “This contract represents a significant success for our business in a difficult market for construction. We are delighted we have completed a successful negotiation with Genting UK and now look forward to starting on site on what will be one of the most prestigious projects in the Midlands of recent times.”

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