An aerial photo of Bristol Zoo Gardens taken from a drone

Bristol Zoo Gardens design team

A team of leading architects, designers and heritage experts have been appointed by Bristol Zoological Society.

Design team


A team of leading architects, designers and heritage experts have been appointed by Bristol Zoological Society to help take forward plans for the redevelopment of the Bristol Zoo Gardens site.

The multi-disciplinary team is led by award-winning Penoyre & Prasad architects, working with LUC landscape architects and heritage and conservation specialists Alan Baxter.

The appointments follow the announcement last year that Bristol Zoological Society, which owns and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, intends to sell the Bristol Zoo Gardens site to safeguard the future of Bristol Zoological Society and relocate Bristol Zoo to the Wild Place Project site to create a new world-class zoo for Bristol and the West of England.

Penoyre & Prasad have won over a hundred architectural awards, including RIBA National Awards, and are known for prestigious, forward-thinking projects in sensitive locations; recent examples include Wolfson College Oxford, and Bath Quays South.

Penoyre & Prasad are particularly renowned for their environment-first philosophy and are a natural partner given the importance that Bristol Zoological Society is placing on ecology, biodiversity and sustainable development of the Bristol Zoo Gardens site. Specialists have also been appointed to provide additional expertise including the arboriculturist Wotton Tree Consultancy, construction engineers Price & Myers, sustainability and building services consultancy Max Fordham, and law firm DAC Beachcroft. Experts from Savills Bristol have been appointed to support the proposals through the planning and marketing of the site.

Penoyre & Prasad architects link
LUC landscape architects link
Alan Baxter link
Wotton Tree Consultancy link
Price & Myers link
Max Fordham link
DAC Beachcroft link
Savills Bristol link

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