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London Aquarium

Bridge over the shark tankCLIENT

Merlin Entertainments


Bridge Over the Shark Tank




December 2011 – February 2012


  • Technically difficult installation to architects design  to create enclosed glass floored viewing tunnel
  • Works completed to inflexible programme since Client committed to Media launch  dateBridge over the shark tank
  • Attraction remained operational during construction by temporary hoarding works
  • Highest environmental & safety considerations since sharks remain in tank throughout
  • Pontoon installed to allow working over water with kickboards and safety fencing
  • Animal welfare paramount  minimal  vibration and noise allowed so sharks not stressed
  • Multiple trades (electrical, joinery, steelworkers, theme installers) working in close confines
  • Logistically challenging installation requiring out of hours materials delivery and waste handling
  • Meeting  requirements of several security, landlord and adjacent property owners
  • Demanding corrosive environment requiring non invasive fixings and durable finishes
  • Specialist steelwork fabrication, bespoke manual handling treatment for installation





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