18 Mar SEA STARS THROUGH A COXDOME
A highly unusual addition has been made to the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre with a new attraction to the centre – meaning that children of all ages can get close to creatures such as starfish in its new “Sea Stars” feature … and it is all thanks to Jet Cox, along with stockist, Travis Perkins, that this is now proving a real draw for visitors.
Staff at the easternmost branch of the builders’ merchant chain had to check the calendar when the order came in from the Sea Life Centre, to make sure it wasn’t April fool’s day; for the centre wanted the 900 x 900 mm clear Galaxy dome to install upside down – inside the building. So while most purchasers have the chance to look up at the stars through their Coxdome rooflights, the paying public at the Great Yarmouth aquarium are looking down at starfish.
Christine Pitcher, the Display Manager for the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre said: “We aim to add a new attraction here every year and the ‘Sea Stars’ is the latest. It is already proving very popular with our younger visitors and the Coxdome Galaxy was ideal as it is supplied as a ‘dome only’ unit; while it is also very tough and totally clear.” So now these beautiful marine creatures can be kept safely for close observation. There are also starfish, which can to touched in the Rockpool at the centre. For your more conventional contracts, the Coxdome Galaxy Range is a ‘dome-only’ solution, intended to fit onto existing builders’ kerbs and is ideal for refurbishment projects where only the glazing needs to be replaced. Easy to install with minimum disruption, the undrilled, 100mm flanged polycarbonate unit fits to most types of kerb without need for adjustment.
The range is available in a choice of single, double, triple or quadruple skins, which can be clear or diffused. High security fixings with anti-tamper screws are, meanwhile, supplied as standard.
All Galaxy domes are manufactured using 3mm polycarbonate in compliance with EN 13501-1 2007.