Project Profile

Sea Life Centre, Manchester

Sea Life Centre, Manchester Key Integrated Services


The Project

The Sea Life Centre Manchester is a purpose built marine exhibition centre which has over 5,000 creatures including sharks, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish and rays. There are interactive touch pool experiences and an underwater glass tunnel you walk through as sharks and rays swim overhead. A children’s soft play area is also available.

Project Objectives

The project was a refurbishment and a fit out of an existing retail space at The Trafford Centre in Manchester, introducing specifically designed concrete structures for the ocean tank and life support systems tank and concrete bases for the ray tank. There were also back office and research facilities required.


Being a marine environment, suitable coatings had to be carefully selected and applied to all surfaces of equipment installed.


Key Integrated Services in-house specialist ventilation division were employed to design and deliver the ventilation installations for this scheme. With over 50 years’ experience between the team involved, the client had comfort that we had the knowledge to deliver.

The Results

Testament to the team involved, The Sea Life Centre Manchester was a finalist at the LABC awards for both Best Public Service Building and Best Small Commercial Building.

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