Merlin Entertainment Group
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

Project Location

Concord, NC


Adaptive Reuse, Cultural & Community, Recreation & Dining


Construction Management, Preconstruction, Virtual Construction

Square Footage


Schedule Duration

13 months

Merlin Entertainment Group Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

Rodgers converted the former NASCAR Speedpark, with indoor slick-track and laser tag, into the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium. With its varied displays of marine creatures from stingrays to sharks, Sea Life provides a different type of entertainment for visitors to Concord Mills, which is often rated one of the top attractions in North Carolina.


  • Twenty¬†displays of marine life with over 5,000 sea creatures, a 112,000-gallon ocean tank, lagoon for stingrays, sea horse mangrove and an indoor play area


  • Acrylic panels form a 180-degree underwater tunnel in the aquarium that visitors can walk through

  • Distinctive structural requirements and custom exhibits to handle massive fish tanks

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