Chester Zoo, Elephant House

Construction of the new 'Elephants of the Asian Forest' on and off show breeding facility completed over 2 phases to replace the existing outgrown elephant house.

Contract:   JCT Standard
Value:          £2,200,000
Duration:   46 Weeks


CONSIDERATE - With a wealth of expertise in delivering projects within occupied enclosures / live environments, Read's delivery team appreciate the need for sensitive construction practices to avoid undue stress to sensitive animals. This project was split into 2 phases to ensure the continuation of appropriate habitat areas for the elephants during the construction period.

EFFECTIVE LIAISON - Key to successful project delivery is effective liaison and communication with all stakeholders. By working with the zoo design team and the elephant keepers, Read addressed all issues to ensure smooth project delivery to programme, including management of the client's appointed multi-lingual specialist theming contractors.