Monkey Valley Opening

Restore London’s recently completed project is the long-anticipated refurbishment of London Zoo’s Grade II* listed Snowdon Aviary. Working with Main Contractors CBRE, Ridge Engineers and Purcell Architects, Restore London were instrumental in restoring Cedric Price’s famous enclosure to welcome a troop of Eastern black and white colobus monkeys to their new home at Monkey Valley.

The structure underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment with Restore London works including surveying & testing, cleaning and repairs to the heritage concrete along with works to the staircases, retaining walls, base plates, & expansion joints. You can view our full project case study here – Snowdon Aviary London Zoo

The original life span of the enclosure had well exceeded it’s original 30-year intention & the structure was placed on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register. The Restore team are therefore delighted to be involved in saving yet another piece of history for future generations to enjoy.

The new exhibit will be opening to the public from Monday 15th August 2022.

You can learn more about the project in the press and from ZSL by clicking the links below:

https://youtu.be/FIkaXiN9a4k

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-62342325

https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/exhibits/monkey-valley-opening-august-2022

 


“We found Restore London to be thorough, entirely professional, transparent, and well versed in carrying out architecturally sensitive projects. The project was delivered on time and on budget, with outstanding levels of workmanship ”


Harry Charlton

Chief Executive - 7BR

“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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