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





“Restore London brought a level of quality craftsmanship and skill that is rare in today’s construction market. They worked collaboratively, bringing their wealth of knowledge to every detail. Their contribution to the National Portrait Gallery can be seen wherever you look in the project. ”

Jamie Fobert CBE

Architect, Jamie Fobert Architects

“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 made our specified repairs so that they are almost invisible when viewing the room as a whole but are sufficiently different that an educated viewer could see where the mosaic had experienced areas of change when looking in detail. Perfect!” ”

Liz Smith

Chairperson & Regional Partner, Purcell

“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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