Perimeter buildings with character brickwork

Bristol Zoo Gardens design proposals

The site will continue to feel like a garden, connecting people and wildlife. The gardens will be enhanced and cared for, with new buildings focused on areas where there are existing structures.

Design proposal history


An initial stage of public consultation began in August 2021, which fed into and informed our design development for Bristol Zoo Gardens. Since then, our award-winning team of architects, designers, engineers and environmental experts have worked to develop a robust masterplan for the site, which formed the basis for our second stage of consultation held in November 2021.

In March 2022 a further public event was scheduled to showcase a refined version of the Society’s vision for the site. The event also marked the culmination of the Society’s pre-application consultation.

Bristol Zoological Society intends to submit a planning application later in 2022, at which time a more formal public consultation will be facilitated by Bristol City Council.

Informational boards


You can view the informational boards from our most recent public exhibition event below:

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