SEA LIFE Brighton Phase 4

Viewing window installation

Headway is being made on the latest round of restoration works set to transform the main ocean display area at SEA LIFE Brighton.

The revamp is the fourth and final stage of an extensive £4m refurbishment programme commissioned by Merlin Entertainments PLC. Gyoury Self has provided professional structural engineering services across the entire restoration scheme which started in 2012.

Current works include structural concrete repairs and steelwork repairs required to restore damage from corrosion caused by the salt water environment in the ocean display area.

Temporary closure of this area has provided the opportunity to upgrade the main ocean tank and auditorium, including installation of a 5m long viewing window at ground level and a new glass balustrade around the upper edge of the tank.

Structural works are also being undertaken to accommodate redevelopment of the neighbouring Aquarium Terraces site which is due to be redeveloped by Soho House into a new private members club.

Exposed steel corrosionAs with previous restoration works at this popular Grade II heritage sealife centre, we have been working alongside Barwin Property Services Ltd and Osbornes Architects. Specialist aquatic theming services for the ocean display area are being provided by Nautilus Creative Services.

The works are currently progressing well and SEALIFE Brighton is on track to be fully operational again by spring – a precise reopening date is due to be announced by the attraction promoters in the coming months.

To read about the full refurbishment programme at SEA LIFE Brighton, click here.

For full details of our structural repairs and renovations services, visit our Structural Solutions page.

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