TES Group – Alton Towers Hotel Project
Alton Towers Resort
The Alton Towers Resort, is a theme park located in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton. The resort, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group also incorporates a water park and hotel complex, and is currently the largest amusement park in the UK by area at 370 hectares.
The park operates 6 major roller coasters – Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita, Thirteen, The Smiler, and Galactica – as well as other well-known attractions.
The first hotel accommodation opened in 1996 as the Alton Towers Hotel. The hotel is currently four star and has 180 rooms. This hotel was the first phase in a plan to turn the theme park into a multi-day resort and the beginning of the resorts huge popularity & growth.
In 2003 the resort created additional accommodation in the way of The Splash Landings Hotel, which has 216 rooms, with a choice of six room types, and is also four star rated.
In 2015 another accommodation offering was opened to the public. Now well known as the Enchanted Village, which features 120 individual lodges, and 5 secluded tree houses. The Village is set in the Enchanted Forest woodland, right next to the original Alton Towers Hotel.
Alton Towers Hotel Extension
Although plans have been submitted to extend & update many areas of the park and accommodation properties, including the enchanted village, Alton Towers most recently undertook a very impressive 4 floor extension project to the existing/original Alton Towers Hotel complex. The new extension will provide unique and themed additional accommodation for visitors of the Alton Towers Theme Park.
The extension will see an additional 76 rooms created, 42 of which will be standard rooms themed to the CBeebies Bugbies, and another 34 premium rooms themed to different CBeebies shows, such as Something Special and Swashbuckle. The rooms will feature many child friendly features, including steps up to the sink and children’s toilet seats.
The hotel extension will also feature a restaurant, café, bar and entertainment area. The hotel / extension is set to open on the 1st July 2017, and it’s estimated that approximately 80-100 new jobs will be created as a result.
TES Group | Contract Specifications
The TES Group were awarded the contract to manufacture, supply and install the new LV distribution for the extension of the Alton Towers Hotel. As stated the project extension includes the addition of 76 new hotel rooms, a restaurant, bar, café, and entertainment area, all on site. The Contract Works included:
- Main LV Switchboards
- Extension to existing Switchboard
- FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) to TES and Client standards
- Delivery, Installation and SAT commission
Although, the contract was very straightforward and quite moderate in comparison to other recent contracts, our team were delighted to engage and complete an enjoyable project, which aims to bring jobs, growth and success to the local area.
TES Group | Services
The TES Group are a UK based switchgear manufacturer operating globally, providing switchgear solutions for: Hotels, Banks, Commercial Buildings, Schools, Data Centres, Office Blocks, Hospitals, Sports Facilities and much more.
The TES switchgear team have completed hundreds of unique switchgear projects across many different countries. (See Our Recent Projects for more on international switchgear projects) From Switchgear Design, Manufacture, Supply, On-site Construction, Project Management & Maintenance, TES Group provide the full switchgear service.