Monteith Scott’s vision for the Vox becomes a reality

Interior architects Monteith Scott’s vision for the new conference centre at Resorts World Birmingham is starting to become a reality, as the development gears up for its grand opening later this year.

The Vox, a first-class conferencing and banqueting facility, will form part of the Genting Group’s £150 million leisure and entertainment development near the NEC.

Resorts World Birmingham, which is due to open in 2015, will include retail outlets, a cinema, casino, bars, restaurants, spa and a four-star hotel.

Monteith Scott was initially appointed to rework the marketing visuals that had already been produced by another agency.

However, the client was so impressed with the designer’s ideas to improve the design of the facility, Monteith Scott was asked to advise on the look and feel, finishes and lighting used in the scheme. In addition, the interior architects were asked to put together a fly-through video to demonstrate how the revised scheme would look.

Monteith Scott creative director Derek Matthews said: “Comprising five purpose-built suites, the Vox will accommodate anything from small meetings to large-scale events, with the capacity to hold up to 900 people.

“Working around the original spatial designs, we have incorporated key feature wall cladding, softened the finishes and enhanced the lighting to give it a more sophisticated, hotel ambience.”

James Elston, sales director for the Vox and the ICC, Birmingham, said: “We were really impressed with Monteith Scott’s designs and felt they reflected the unique, vibrant space that the Vox will offer. It is really starting to take shape and we are looking forward to seeing the state-of-the-art facilities come to life as the development progresses.”

Birmingham-based fit out specialists Overbury are the contractors delivering Monteith Scott’s scheme.