The contract work included the construction of an entry plaza, aquarium, restaurant and retail facilities plus lagoons and landscaping.
The Entry Plaza comprised an elevated landscaped plaza on a podium with various facilities including ticketing, turnstiles, guest relations, banking, food and beverage, and retail. Beneath the podium there was an at grade drop-off for cars, taxis, coaches and buses, parking for coaches and private cars, as well as a central kitchen, staff canteen and other back of house facilities.
Aqua City comprised a lagoon which will be partially above the podium and partially at grade, food and beverage facilities, entertainment attractions and associated area development and infrastructure works. The Grand Aquarium is a world class marine life exhibition facility with a main tank capacity in excess of 5 million litres and some 20 smaller tanks.
The Grand Aquarium incorporated animal life support systems, lighting and audio-visual special effects, dining and retail facilities and associated utility supplies. Construction works involved the fixing of 10,000 tonnes of reinforcement steel and pouring of 65,000 cubic metres of concrete.