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New Giraffe Enclosure, Edinburgh Zoo

  • Customer: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • Architect: Anderson Bayne Architects
  • Value: £1,925,000

A second commission from the RZSS following huge success with the Panda Enclosures. The new Giraffe Enclosure is another bespoke project of huge significance similarly delivered with the Zoo in full operation, without issue or complaint and using all we had learned previously to manage our sensitive and logistically challenging surroundings.

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We built a new giraffe house of concrete walls, steel frame, aluminium cladding, heavy duty fencing and fittings to obviously colossal height with a large paddock and elevated viewing galleries inside and outside to provide a spacious new home for the giraffes, ease of feeding, rest and care and to allow best possible safe visitor viewing.
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Key Customer requirements were again to observe animal and visitor priorities. Controlled movement of long steel sections and bulk deliveries of special purpose equestrian sand through the Zoo was managed without incident.