Ocean Park has awarded Leighton Asia a contract for works including the construction of an entry plaza, aquarium, restaurant and retail facilities plus lagoons and landscaping
The Entry Plaza comprises 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 will be 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
comprises 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
will be 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 will incorporate animal life support systems, lighting and audio visual special effects, dining and retail facilities and associated utility supplies.
Construction works will involve the fixing of 10,000 tonnes of reinforcement steel and pouring of 65,000 cubic metres of concrete.
Construction will commence in August 2008 and it is scheduled to be completed by November 2010.