World Class Rescue Facility

We are very excited to unveil the news we are opening a state-of-the-art marine rescue facility next month following £multi-million investment and extensive remodelling.

Rescued mammals will take up residency in the newly engineered environment which will span 2 floors of the attraction, under the watch and care of a trained specialist welfare team.

The area has been carefully designed and constructed to emulate the natural habitat marine mammals are accustomed to. From temperature and smell to sound and touch, each of the senses have been truly merged to create a real ecosystem.

With multiple touch points and observation decks from land and sea, the live working rescue facility serves a dual purpose in also becoming a tactile viewing encounter where visitors can be educated and immerse themselves in the underwater world.

 

Creating a new facility

 

This is a world class rescue facility and a large team of specialists were needed to help support the entire project.

 

  • 72,000 liters of water was needed to fill the tank
  • Over 2,100 man hours have gone in to creating the new facility to date
  • 8 meters of steel was hoisted into the facility directly from outside
  • It took 7 days to drill the hole for the new tank
  • A team of builders have been on site 7 days a week/15 hours a day
  • 3 design teams worked on all aspects of the facility including theming and graphics
  • 8km of cabling and 1.5 miles of pipework has been fed through the entire facility
  • The project will be completed ahead of the Easter holidays

 

The facility is yet to take on new creatures but talks are underway confirming the first resident that will call this centre home.