Planning permission has been granted for a Sea Life Centre within the Trafford Centre shopping mall in Manchester.
As previously reported, Merlin Entertainments submitted a planning application earlier this year for the construction of the aquarium.
It will be sited adjacent to the company’s existing Legoland Discovery Centre attraction in the Barton Square area of the shopping centre.
The £6.5 million project had received 18 letters of opposition, but the decision to grant approval was unanimously passed by Trafford Council last week.
The Sea Life Centre will open in Spring next year and will be included in the Merlin Annual Pass portfolio of attractions.