National Marine Centre public consultation
Following many months of work involving an expert team giving specialist advice, we are delighted to be in a position to share our latest plans to create a National Marine Centre for Scotland. These plans for the buildings to house the National Marine Centre have been revised following public consultation which took place earlier this year.
The project, which will cost in the region of £5.5million, focuses on delivering new and enhanced education and conservation programmes at the Centre and nationwide. It will transform the Seabird Centre to explore marine life above and below the waves, including seabirds. We will be working with partners from across Scotland to provide a national hub to communicate ground-breaking marine research taking place around Scotland. The National Marine Centre is a working title.
Thank you to everyone who attended our public consultation days - your feedback has been invaluable.
There was excellent support for increasing our work as an environmental education charity to cover the wider marine environment and wildlife, as well as becoming a leading science centre with a national remit.
Feedback on the building designs included suggestions that there should be a stronger architectural link between the Education Centre building and the existing award-winning Seabird Centre with its iconic sweeping copper roof. It was felt by many that a pitched roof on the Education Centre and the Observatory would look better, and be more in keeping with the other buildings in the area. This has been taken into account with the revised designs.
The amount of glass in the Education Centre building has been paired back as this was also recommended through the public consultation process. This has been replaced with local red stone and wood.
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions please contact us. Click HERE to email or phone 01620 897548.