These are the latest images of Sir Terry Farrell's 'The Deep'Submarium. The £3.5 million aquarium is the centrepiece to the Hull docklands regeneration project. The aquarium tells the story of the world's oceans and contains the deepest aquarium tank in Europe at 10m and the world's deepest viewing tunnel. The main tank houses a vertical lift ride - the first glazed lift in an aquarium. At any one time the building will contain 2,850,000 litres of water. It also boasts the largest total environment simulator in Europe - an estuary environment for the study of tidal flow and sediment, operated by the University of Hull.
It includes a marine research facility for the university and a business centre for companies seeking commercial applications of marine science. The site is on a promontory at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary and includes a footbridge across the river. The building is clad in a range of materials - including coloured concrete, enamelled glass and marine-grade aluminium - to suggest a cross section through the ocean. It will open on 23 March.