Project: Gambado, Watford Value: £1.2 Million Client: Gambado Limited Designer: Portland’s Main Contractor: Capitol Group Project Duration: 12 weeks
Gambado are a children's play venue group, offering children the opportunity to play, party and explore in some of the most exciting indoor play venues in the world. Gambado acquired a site at the Woodside Leisure Park, Watford and appointed the Capitol Group as the Main Contractor for the complete fit-out package, including building, mechanical, electrical, fire detection, intruder alarm and managing the client directs (play frames, dodgems, climbing walls) The project overview was to design and install a completely new M&E package, including fire protection and alarms, the build aspect was to strip out the entire existing internal layout, including walls, floors and finishes and install new partitions, floors and ceilings as per design. There were numerous bespoke elements to the design, such as the seating and tables that were manufactured by our joinery shop, along with some feature scenery which was fabricated and installed on site by our skilled operatives; for example 5m high beach finished tree features and panelling. The decorating was also non-standard in that there were bands of colours that interlaced through the whole building from floor to ceiling at 6m in height; these were marked out by hand and painted by one of our in-house decorating teams. The project had to be completed within a 12 week programme which was handed over on time to our client. The Capitol Group was subsequently awarded the Planned Preventative Maintenance contract for all the Gambado sites throughout the UK and have continued to undertake the fit-outs of all the centres across the UK.
- Fire Safety