Twycross Zoo

Snow Leopard Zoo Enclosure

Project Outline

As part of their recent extensive renovations, Twycross Zoo wished to create a new focal point to the zoos entrance. To this end they commissioned a new visitor centre comprising a café, bar, gift shop and two new exhibits, one displaying their world renowned collection of wading birds and the other a flagship enclosure displaying the brand new snow leopard collection. Base were involved in the design and installation of this snow leopard enclosure. 

Twycross Zoo

Our Solution

The snow leopard enclosure faces onto the new visitor centre and is formed from galvanized steel perimeter posts and tie rods, supported by stainless steel cables and netting, keeping the people of Leicestershire safe from the snow leopards, and vice versa. 

 

Results

The snow leopards of Twycross zoo settled into their enclosure quickly and comfortably while visitors can enjoy the beautiful animals safely. 

Twycross Zoo Snow Leopard mesh zoo structure
Twycross Zoo Snow Leopard mesh zoo enclosure
Twycross Zoo Snow Leopard mesh zoo enclosure

Project Summary

Client
Twycross Zoo
Location
Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire
Date
2009
Architect
Alan Newton Associates
Contractor
Adey Steel
Fabric
Stainless Steel Mesh
Product
Zoo Enclosures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance