Plans approved for one of the UK’s largest glamping resorts

One of the UK’s largest glamping resorts is set for the NEC Campus in Solihull after plans were approved.

The site, by the lake opposite the NEC and National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Resorts World Arena will be made up of 59 pods able to accommodate a total of 236 guests. Work will begin next month.

A tailor made app will enable keyless entry when guests arrive on a complimentary golf buggy to transport them across the resort.

Plans form part of the transformational strategy for the Group, known as the NEC Masterplan, and will use vacant space close to entertainment, business and leisure facilities.

It also supports the NEC Group’s Better Events ESG Plan and will work towards carbon neutrality from the outset, with consideration given to material selection, tree protection and replanting, biodiversity and no use of fossil fuels amongst other initiatives.

Andy Cole, Director of Property, Partnerships and Media at the NEC, said: “We’re always trying to push the boundaries in diversifying the use of the NEC Campus to support our core exhibition and arenas business. Our latest addition, in partnership with AvantGlamp, perfectly complements our ambitions to create a competitive 24/7 destination to work, rest, live and play, and adds to the existing destination offer.”

Calum MacLeod, Director at AvantGlamp, said: “We are so proud to be launching our latest venture in the glamping industry with our stunning new site at NEC Birmingham.

“Having a presence in the Midlands makes perfect sense for us and this really is the perfect destination. Being in the heart of the country, as well as having a plethora of leisure and entertainment options on your doorstep, it’s an ideal place to stay.

“After launching our first glamping site in the Highlands in 2019, our business has gone from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to be able to unveil the largest destination of its kind in the UK.

“We are looking to push the boundaries of what is possible with AvantGlamp and our flagship resort at the NEC is the perfect place to start.

“The NEC has been a breath of fresh air to work with from start to finish on this phase of the development and we are very excited to maintain that fantastic relationship when we open and beyond.”

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