Merlin Entertainments Group is the leading name in location based, family entertainment and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. The world’s No. 2 visitor attraction operator, Merlin aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 30 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13,000 employees.
Chessington World of Adventures is home to a unique blend of exciting rides, amazing animal encounters and live shows. To add to Land of the Dragons, Transylvania, Toy Town, Pirates Cove, Mystic East, Forbidden Kingdom, Mexicana, Market Square and Chessington Zoo, Merlin Entertainments spent the winter months whilst the amusement park closed for the season, creating a new themed area named ‘Wild Asia’.
Vanguard Contracts’ main project in ‘Wild Asia’ was to perform a Full Turnkey Fit Out to a fast food bar. This included drylining and partitioning, a fire rated fully glazed viewing window in order to see the customers food being prepared and cooked, electrical works and lighting and bespoke joinery for the serving counter and customer tables and benches.
Whilst carrying out these works, Vanguard were awarded three side projects – A design and build of an Ice Cream parlour with matching joinery to the fast food restaurant and the front façade to open up completely to the public, a refurbishment of a donut stand which included a small amount of demolition, joinery and electrical works and finally the design and build of a children’s game stall called ‘Fried Frogs’ which included joinery and electrical works.
Designed by the In House team of consultants and installed by fully qualified professionals, the main project and three side projects were completed to a very high standard, within the given time schedule and in keeping with the themed area. Merlin Entertainments were so satisfied with Vanguard Contracts Limited that it consequently led to repeat business.