As part of a long term plan to vastly increase the size of the zoo, a new enclosure of 6000m2 for four cheetah cubs was required.
There were strict guidelines for delivery and storage of materials which had to be adhered to. Another aspect of the challenge was that another large construction project was being undertaken in the immediate vicinity of the cheetah enclosures
As well as the refurbishment of an existing building for the new cheetah house; construction of five cubbing pens, extensive fencing and landscaping of the site were carried out. Strict management of specialist contractors was required for the construction of a visitor viewing area resembling a Mongolian Yurt, including live CCTV footage of the cubbing pen interiors.
Trustland worked as the principal contractor, with several specialist sub-contractors and also were required to work closely with zoo keepers to overcome many issues during the late stages of the project to ensure animal safety with additional works and scope changes.