Projects / Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge is a stunningly beautiful place in Dorset, nestled within the Purbeck countryside.  The picturesque village is a short distance from the sea and the breath-taking scenery of Kimmeridge Bay.  As an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' it has much to offer the visitor.  Following a 5m National Lottery Heritage Grant, a new museum housing the remarkable collection of marine fossils many of which are unique to science. 

Steve Etches’ collection of over 2,500 specimens includes crocodiles, sharks, flying reptiles, corals, shells, insects, crustaceans, ichthyosaurs, belemnites and dinosaurs. Whilst exploring these amazing exhibits, CGI projections on the ceiling will give visitors the impression of being underwater some 150 million years ago. The visible workshop will enable people to watch Steve Etches as he cleans and conserves his latest finds.

Watertite carried out the supply and install of the complete Mechanical Services Package, inclusive of Ground Source Heat Pump & Loop Array, Plant Room, Commercial Plumbing and Heating Distribution Network, AHU Ventilation Systems, Natural Ventilation, BMS Controls, UFH, Above Ground Drainage and Sanitary ware.

Date Completed: May 2016

Design Consultant: - King Shaw Associates
Project Duration: - 10 months
Engineers on Site: - 2
Project Value: - £160k

Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge

Client: Kimmeridge Trust

Principal Contractor: Raymond Brown Contracting Ltd

Objectives: Building supported by Renewable Technologies with services installed to maximize Exhibit Space

Solution: Renewable Technology consisting of GSHP & Ground Loop Array serving Underfloor Heating System.

Supported By Manufacturers: Kensa Heat pumps, Wilo Pumps, Nuaire, Trend Controls Ltd

Benefits: Underfloor Heating System – Creating more useable Exhibit Space, Reduced running costs by means of renewable technology, Trend BMS System

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