The Academy, featuring an Innovative Survival Complex, is an iconic building and is the first of its kind in the UK. Viking Recruitment are developing a comprehensive centre for all necessary training for employment at sea.
This marine survival centre is the latest phase of the overall development, which at present includes a fire training area and a Lifeboat Centre in the Port of Dover.
Sands have been involved with the overall development and provided the structural design of this latest phase. The state-of-the-art building has a large pool at its' centre with a viewing terrace. It also incorporates offices, a first aid facility and seminar rooms.
Having been opened in the Autumn of 2016 by Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, it gained a Royal Seal of Approval from HRH Princess Royal during her visit in November 2016.