At the heart of the North East
Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC): formally known as Satrosphere, has been an important education resource and visitor attraction in the North East for over 30 years.
Established in 1988, Satrosphere was the first science and discovery centre in Scotland and its ethos of interactive science discovery is still a cornerstone of everything we do today.
The Centre has enjoyed a rich and wide-ranging history to date, firstly at Justice Mill Lane and latterly at Constitution Street, and holds a special place in the hearts and memories of many. However, in recent years the current facility had become unsustainable and dated, limiting the impact we are able to have as an educational centre and tourist destination
Find out a bit more about our redevelopment by watching our video below.
To counter this we have successfully secured a funding injection of over £6 million to radically transform the centre and realise our long term aspirations of revitalising ASC and creating a state of the art facility the people of this area can be proud of. Together with an outreach programme extends ASC's reach into the Highlands and Islands.
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Thanks to support and funding from the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome, Opportunity North East (ONE) and Aberdeen City Council this aspiration will become a reality in 2020.
This funding will fundamentally transform the Centre and cover the capital spend needed to revitalise the building and outreach.
Architect Halliday Fraser Munro has been appointed to maximize the existing building while adding on the additional space needed to improve the centre. Their creative solution will see a new mezzanine level installed almost doubling the existing exhibition space and exposing the roof structure to allow natural light to pervade throughout the exhibition spaces.
During the redevelopment ASC will relocate temporarily to a city centre location while the extensive works are carried out. Building works will start in 2019 and we will be back in the redeveloped centre by Summer 2020.
Programme, Exhibits & Outreach
However, in order to create a truly inspiring experience the project must attract further corporate donations and sponsorship to allow us to curate world class exhibits and develop shows and programmes which will engage for years to come.
To find out more or to find out how you can show your support contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 518051