Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source
POSTED 04 Apr 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m, €6.6m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish.

Techniquest’s new building, called Science Capital, sits on Cardiff Bay in the Welsh capital and the centre has consulted a number of STEM, energy and marine biology specialists across Wales for the Scale-ectric power project.

Bream, carp and rudd in the bay will be penned into a smaller area near the building for up to an hour a day. There, motion sensitive wires will capture their energy and transfer it back to Techniquest for use as power.

The Science Capital building will add around 60 per cent more exhibition space to Techniquest as well as housing a new community space, café, shop, roof terrace and courtyard.

"At Techniquest we have a proud tradition of introducing innovative new STEM-based education and ideas across Wales, and we feel that project Scale-ectric is absolutely in keeping with this," said Techniquest CEO Lesley Kirkpatrick.

"This ground-breaking initiative is in keeping with our ongoing mission to become more sustainable and promote greater sustainability across Wales, so we are delighted to officially announce it.

"Thanks to the support from some of Wales’s leading experts in both the energy and marine biology fields, we will be able to generate up to 30 per cent more energy for our expanded new building project in a clean and environmentally friendly manner.

"We will also be launching an exhibit in the new space to explore our new energy efficient concept, how it was created and its wide-ranging benefits.

"We hope that this will not just be interesting but educational for thousands of people who visit us from across Wales each year."
LATEST JOBS
General Manager
Heritage Great Britain
Salary: £70k package
Job location: Sennen, Penzance, UK
Head of Visitor Development
The Crown Estate
Salary: Exemplary salary package
Job location: Windsor, UK
Consultancy Manager - Support and Revenue
National Trust
Salary: £48,680 pa
Job location: County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Theatre Technician
Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Crawley, UK
Guest Experience Manager - Operations
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Events and Education Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, California, USA
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How can travelling exhibitions adapt for the future?
Emily Cronin, partnerships manager at the Science Museum Group in the UK, shares insights into evolving business models for touring exhibitions in Spokes, Ecsite’s magazine. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

25-27 Jun 2019

BALPPA Summer Conference 2019

The Balmer Lawn Hotel and Carey’s Manor Hotel, New Forest, United Kingdom
04 Jul 2019

National Hotel Marketing Conference

Hilton at St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

12 Jun 2019 issue 132


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source
POSTED 04 Apr 2019 . BY Luke Cloherty
Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m, €6.6m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish.

Techniquest’s new building, called Science Capital, sits on Cardiff Bay in the Welsh capital and the centre has consulted a number of STEM, energy and marine biology specialists across Wales for the Scale-ectric power project.

Bream, carp and rudd in the bay will be penned into a smaller area near the building for up to an hour a day. There, motion sensitive wires will capture their energy and transfer it back to Techniquest for use as power.

The Science Capital building will add around 60 per cent more exhibition space to Techniquest as well as housing a new community space, café, shop, roof terrace and courtyard.

"At Techniquest we have a proud tradition of introducing innovative new STEM-based education and ideas across Wales, and we feel that project Scale-ectric is absolutely in keeping with this," said Techniquest CEO Lesley Kirkpatrick.

"This ground-breaking initiative is in keeping with our ongoing mission to become more sustainable and promote greater sustainability across Wales, so we are delighted to officially announce it.

"Thanks to the support from some of Wales’s leading experts in both the energy and marine biology fields, we will be able to generate up to 30 per cent more energy for our expanded new building project in a clean and environmentally friendly manner.

"We will also be launching an exhibit in the new space to explore our new energy efficient concept, how it was created and its wide-ranging benefits.

"We hope that this will not just be interesting but educational for thousands of people who visit us from across Wales each year."
MORE NEWS
US$55m waterpark coming to Cambodian capital by end of 2019
One of the most significant waterpark projects in Southeast Asia is currently under development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with the US$55m (€48.3m, £43.2m) Angkor Water Park set to open its doors by the end of the year.
Expansion for Greensboro Science Center aims to 'open minds and build futures'
A new ten-year plan has been unveiled by Greensboro Science Center (GSC) in North Carolina, US, incorporating a package of expansions and renovations to the site, which currently features an aquarium, museum and zoo.
Sea Life Trust welcomes two beluga whales into retirement with new sanctuary
Two beluga whales from the Chang Feng Ocean World aquarium in Shanghai have completed a 6,000 mile journey to their new home ‒ a specially constructed marine sanctuary in Iceland ‒ where they will see out their days.
Eden Project North starts to take shape with tentative 2023 opening date set
The first stage in the preparation of a planning application for the proposed Eden Project North in the UK has been completed, with the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report to Lancaster City Council.
John Ronan Architects chosen for new Frank Lloyd Wright visitor centre
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust has announced plans to build a visitor centre at the architect’s former home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois.
JRA reimagines Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory with new visitor experience
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – home of the official bat of Major League Baseball – has introduced a new visitor experience at its factory with the help of JRA (Jack Rouse Associates).
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How can travelling exhibitions adapt for the future?
Emily Cronin, partnerships manager at the Science Museum Group in the UK, shares insights into evolving business models for touring exhibitions in Spokes, Ecsite’s magazine. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

25-27 Jun 2019

BALPPA Summer Conference 2019

The Balmer Lawn Hotel and Carey’s Manor Hotel, New Forest, United Kingdom
04 Jul 2019

National Hotel Marketing Conference

Hilton at St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS