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Over the past decades the way in which zoos are designed and managed has undergone considerable change. As our understanding of animal behaviour has advanced, so has the need for zoos to design their accommodation to allow their animals to live as normal a life as possible.

Animal husbandry requirements have become more stringent and, since the advent of organisations such as the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1966, more standardised.

The role of zoos as conservation charities has led to enclosures being designed more as breeding and research facilities. The animals have become the focal point of what the zoo looks like and does.

Visitors’ expectations of their experience of zoos have also changed. It is no longer enough simply to look at an animal: we can do that every day in our own homes. A visit to a zoo involves interacting with the animals – the closer and more involved the better. That has led to more and more complex and spectacular design features involving bigger and more sophisticated construction projects.

These projects can only be carried out by highly experienced professional contractors - the companies listed below are leaders in their specialist areas of expertise. You can click one of our sub categories to find the specialist contractor you are looking for.

Huck Tek
Unit 3 Church View
Coney Green Road
Clay Cross
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S45 9HA
Phone: 0114 288 9550
Lincs-Cabins Ltd
Upper & Lower Factory Units
Lawn Road Industrial Estate
Worksop
Nottingham
S81 9LB
Phone: 01909 730 512 / 07752 225721
QuadraBuild
Unit 1 Falkland Farm
Andover Road
Wash Water
Newbury
RG20 0LP
Phone: 020 8644 5434 / 07880 405 146
Wyatts Construction Ltd
New Forge
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF
Phone: 01597 822 722
Zootech
11a Townfield Road
Mobberley
Cheshire
WA16 7HG
Phone: 0845 519 8565 / 07748 573682