Aquarium Design Phase

Feasibility & Concept Development Service

Develop early concepts and validate the feasibility of a new aquarium.

AAT’s Feasibility and Concept Development Service provides support, guidance and solutions for investors, developers, public sector agencies and analysts at the beginning of an aquarium-development project.

Off to a great start

Are you considering building an aquarium?

AAT will help you ask the right questions, find the answers and engage vital stakeholders.

AAT helps investment teams develop early-stage themes, share their vision and validate the feasibility of their projects.

Lay strong foundations

Tap into almost 25 years of experience and expertise.

We help investors and design teams tackle fundamental questions such as:

  • How much space do I need for an aquarium?
  • What would it take and could it be viable?
  • Are aquariums hard to manage?
  • How many staff are required? What do they do?
  • How is an aquarium concept developed?
  • How long does the aquarium construction process take?
  • How do we get other people on board?
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Enrol and align stakeholders

Sometimes, the most challenging part of a long journey is the first few steps. AAT’s Feasibility and Concept Development Service will help you shape and visualise your vision, share it with others and accelerate the momentum.

Establish an ROI framework

We provide input on the types of benefit that aquariums deliver for investors, local communities, tourism, education, research and conservation.

Develop a concept

Explore different themes and ideas that suit your location, situation, project and context.

Share your vision

Visualise early stage ideas and concepts and share them with potential partners and other stakeholders.

Validate the idea

Get input and suggestions to help you research your ideas and validate a business case.

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