Sea Life Adventure, Eastern Esplanade, Southend on Sea

SKARCHITECTS LTD were appointed to contribute to the refurbishment of this popular local attraction and design the new internal and outdoor displays around the aquarium.

We worked closely with Sea Life Adventure management, staff, animal keepers, the consultant vet, pool and tank specialists to design and construct the new outdoor external penguin, otter and meerkat enlcosures, as well as brand new fish tanks and educational room inside.

The project allowed us to significantly increase the display area and improve the adventure, educational and entertainment experience around the aquarium.

The project was completed on schedule and in time for half-term holidays in February 2017.

Sea Life Adventure director Lucy Hodge said: “It’s been a massive redevelopment, allowing us to include some major additions to the aquarium… These new developments and additions to Sea Life take us to a whole new level.

With more exhibits and exciting animals than ever before, we have been able to create a vast array of brand new interactive experiences, such as a tropical rock pool, so you’ll now be able to hold the crabs and starfish as well as some exciting new reptile and bug encounters!”

Marc Miller, managing director of the Stockvale Group, said: “Our policy of regularly re-investing in and enhancing our portfolio of attractions has a positive impact on Southend.”