National Sea Life Centre Birmingham reveals new multi-million pound facility - with video
National Sea Life Centre Birmingham has revealed details of a brand new world class rescue facility.
The multi-million pound development will open at the city centre attraction next month following the extensive remodelling.
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Rescued mammals will take up residency in the newly engineered environment which will span two floors of the attraction, under the watch and care of a trained specialist welfare team.
The new facility, which will be accessible to the public, has been carefully designed and constructed to emulate the natural ocean habitat the mammals are accustomed to.
Atmospheric effects in the themed area such as smell and temperatures will aid in creating a replica environment and enhance the guest experience.
The new attraction will include multiple touch points and observation decks for guests to interact and learn from the exhibit.
It is now yet known what species will be homed in the new facility, but centre bosses have confirmed a number of conversations and considerations are firmly underway.
Amy Langham, General Manager at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham said: “We’re really proud and passionate about the new facility and the investment ploughed in to the development is testament to the core values of the business.
“With the current global environmental situation, animals need support now more than ever to protect their welfare, and the opening of our new facility will allow us to support those in need with expert care.
“This investment and commitment will not only have a positive impact on the welfare of these creatures, but allow guests to interact, engage and become educated in their welfare, and indeed the wider environmental issues of our planet, as part of the new experience.”
The Brindleyplace aquarium closed for six days at the end of last year, the first time in its history, to accommodate major infrastructure work in the redevelopment.
It’s the first large scale investment in the attraction since 2014 with the opening of the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibition, home now to a colony of gentoo penguins.
The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is already home to over 2000 creatures, many which have been rescued or successfully bred as part of the global Sea Life breeding initiatives.
For further information or to book tickets please visit www.sealife.co.uk/Birmingham