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About our Project

At the heart of the Jurassic Coast lies the Isle of Portland. It marks the point where the seas, with their terrifying monsters and beautiful ammonites, gave way to the land of the dinosaurs. It is here that our project Jurassica will bring to life a lost world from this spectacular period of Earth’s past. There will be nothing like it anywhere.

We plan to submit a full planning application in 2017 and are currently fundraising to support this.

Leadership

Jurassica is the vision of science writer Michael Hanlon (1964-2016).
Jurassica's Patron is Sir David Attenborough
The Board is led by science entrepreneur Tracey Brown

Trustees

Anthony Browne
Former Economic Policy Director for the Mayor of London and current CEO of the British Banking Association.
Richard Edmonds
Geologist and former Earth Science Manager for the World Heritage Site Team and expert on the fossils of the Jurassic Coast.
Professor John Fletcher
Pro Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University and world expert in tourism.
Richard Hollingham
Science journalist, writer and broadcaster.
Dennis Hone
Group Finance Director Mace. Dennis helped deliver the Olympic Games and led the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Shelia Lewis
Director at Volanti Consulting.
Sir Tim Smit
Executive Vice Chair and Founder Eden Project.
Kirsten Tedder
Finance Director for Kaplan International College.

Project Team

Jurassica's world-class project team comprises
  • architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop, designers of the Shard and Centre Georges Pompidou
  • engineers Arup
  • project managers Buro4 Project Services, who redeveloped the National Theatre, Institue of Life Sciences and the Royal Academy of Arts
  • exhibit and exerience designer David Lazenby, an international expert in recreating Mesozoic Era environment

The Site

We have a location in an old quarry on the Isle of Portland, at the centre of the World Heritage Site. A vast domed roof will enclose a space in which the exposed strata reveal geological time. We have one of the world’s biggest stories to tell and this is the place where it should be told.

Contact details

Charity no. 1155839

Registered office: 16 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG

Tel: 01305 838199

Email: project@jurassica.org