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The Square
Chester Zoo

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Project name: Chester Zoo, The Square

Scope of Works: Alterations and extension

Location: Chester

Contract: JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor Design 2016

Value: £3,100,000

Duration: 58 weeks

Client: The North of England Zoological Society


This collaborative scheme with a long term repeat client saw the alterations and extensions to the existing Grade II listed building to create a wedding and events venue.

COLLABORATIVE – The new facility was positioned at the heart of the live Zoo environment. Our site team worked closely with the Zoo to programme works considerately, maintaining constant communication with the client and keepers to ensure minimal disruption to the Zoo’s day to day activities and the nearby animals.

CONSIDERATE – Read staff respect client sites and understand that their undertakings reflect on our client’s image, and manage all projects in accordance with the principles of the Considerate Constructor Scheme. Having worked adjacent to the public and animals at Chester Zoo on high profile projects for over 20 years, Read maintain a record of ZERO complaints, accidents or injuries.



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