Client: MC Construction Project Value: £160k Project Manager: Andy Morgan
I’m a Celebrity Jungle Challenge is a brand new Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) attraction located within Media City, Manchester. It’s based on the ITV series I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Working with MC Construction and alongside Scruffy Dog who created the theming throughout the space, our role was to complete the commercial plumbing for all of the back of house spaces and the guest bathroom spaces.
The project itself took around three months and as is often the case with our work, it was very much hidden under the final facades of the build, with much of the work behind the scenes in ventilation and plumbing.
The guest toilets were an unusual specification for this type of attraction with all stainless steel furniture throughout and a highly distressed wood finish to replicate the jungle theming. All of the pipework was concealed behind panelling to give a convincingly themed finish. The guest toilet facilities also had concealed water heaters fitted that also fed the baby change, disabled toilets and both male/female back of house toilets too.
There was also the provision of water and drainage for the Food service ‘Shack’ in the middle of the entertainment floor. All of this work was very much concealed, to keep the jungle-themed look and feel throughout.
Behind the scenes, facilities for team members are much more conventional with bathrooms and changing facilities. The back of house workspaces and offices had air conditioning and additional ventilation for the staff working there year-round. There was also a staff kitchen fitted.
The project was managed by Andy Morgan with Mark Farrell leading the team on-site and went very much according to plan. Mark Farrell talking about the project said
“There were a few challenges as there were with all projects during Covid times, but overall it went very much to plan. The stainless fittings were an unusual size and didn’t fit into most conventional pipe sizes, so this took a bit of thinking and additional planning behind the panelling.
Overall though it was a lovely job. A little different in terms of the themed entertainment space Scruffy Dog created, but in terms of our work within the project, very much what we do day to day.”