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NEC welcomes large casino licence from Solihull Council
posted on: 29/6/2011 08:57:13
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The NEC Group has welcomed the announcement from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s Licensing Committee that Genting UK is to be awarded the large casino licence for Solihull.
The casino will be part of a broader leisure and entertainment complex, ResortsWorld at The NEC. The plans include a new conference and banqueting centre to be open by the end of 2013.
Paul Thandi, chief executive of The NEC Group said: “The decision to grant a large casino licence to Genting UK is excellent and welcomed news. It was always our first priority to find the best possible partner for The NEC Group, for Solihull and for the wider West Midlands.”
In Genting UK, Thandi said he was confident the NEC Group “had found a partner who shares our vision of creating places where people come to discover the future; but we have also found an experienced team capable of bringing that vision to life.

”The £120m investment in Resorts World at The NEC is the next important stage in our journey to delivering Destination NEC. The first step was the £29m redevelopment of the LG Arena, completed in late 2009. Resorts World at The NEC will complement the LG Arena and the exhibition facilities fantastically well, and will broaden and deepen the appeal of a site that already attracts around three million visitors a year.”
Thandi said he looked forward to supporting the Genting UK team through the remaining elements of the process, in particular in securing a planning approval. “A successful outcome to that work will result in Resorts World at The NEC opening around the start of 2014, when it will represent a fabulous addition not only to the NEC site, but also to the region as a whole.”
Peter Brooks, executive deputy chairman of Genting UK, said the licence being awarded meant it was “an important day for the communities in Solihull, The NEC and for Genting”.

“The approved project,” he said, “will bring substantial benefits to Solihull and the wider region in terms of job creation and regeneration and will play a key role in the future prosperity and success of The NEC”.
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