Snowdon Aviary London Zoo

Restore London’s latest project with CBRE, Ridge Engineers and Purcell Architects is the long-anticipated refurbishment of London Zoo’s Grade II* listed Snowdon Aviary. Restore London were instrumental in restoring Cedric Price’s famous enclosure on time to welcome a troop of Eastern black and white colobus monkeys. The structure underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment including a long, rectangular monkey house three times the size of the original proposal. It can be divided in half should the monkeys decide to split into two groups.

Restore London’s works included surveying & testing, cleaning, as well as  repairs to the heritage concrete along with works to the staircases, retaining walls, base plates, & expansion joints.

As the original life span of the structure had well exceeded the original 30-year intention, it was placed on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register and  we are delighted to be involved in saving another piece of history.

Further Information and links relating to this project can be found in our news section Monkey Valley Opening


Key Facts




16 Weeks


London Zoo


May 2022





“Working with the Restore London team on this exceptional renovation project has been a delight. From the quality of the workmanship produced, to the expert advice and liaison with the professional team to the project management & site teams assigned, we couldn’t fault them from start to finish.”

Nick Hoy

Project Director, ITC

“It was a pleasure working with the Restore London team. They showed good team spirit coupled by a highly pro-active approach to problem solving & were able to resource the project during unforeseen circumstances, such as the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The quality of their workmanship was excellent. ”

Steve Baldock

Divisional Director, Curo Construction

“I have used Restore London for a number of projects & find them very reliable & cost effective, with excellent workmanship – which is particularly important when working on a number of the Listed buildings we have here at RHC.”

Stephen Crampton

Project Manager, CBRE

“Restore London have been invaluable throughout the project, particularly during the design phase, ensuring the new and reclaimed Portland stone and the new pre-cast was built efficiently and seamlessly.”

Jon Clayden MCIOB

Senior Project Manager, ISG PLC, Dixon House

“Restore London’s works were undertaken to the highest standards. The team’s attention to detail has been second to none & we would recommend Restore London to anyone seeking a strong team who can deliver.”

Louise Priestman BA(Hons)

MArch MA PGCert PPA ARB RIBA – Architect, Purcell

“Restore London cleaned and restored the facades of the building including the courtyard all to the complete satisfaction of our Client’s team. The quality of work was matched by the professional and pro-active approach of the entire Restore team, we would certainly recommend them.”

Brian Hutchison

Board Director, BECK

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