Strategy to 2035 moodboard showing site plan and example photos of animals in natural environment and visitors enjoying themselves outdoors

New Bristol Zoo design proposals

Our new Bristol Zoo will be an inspiring, innovative and immersive wildlife experience with conservation and sustainability at its heart.

Design proposals

In the coming months a period of public consultation will begin which will feed into and inform our design development for the new Bristol Zoo. Proposals for the site will then be drawn up by our award-winning team of architects, designers, engineers and environmental experts. Information on how and when you can get involved will be released in due course and will be located on our Get involved page which can be found here.


Moodboard depicting the site plan with images of people interacting with their natural environment, green-roofed buildings and animals
Moodboard depicting the site plan for phase 1, including photographs of animals in a green natural environment, people in a woodland and a green-roofed cafe
Moodboard depicting the site plan for phase 2 - including photographs of apes in a forest and children being in a native woodland area
Moodboard depicting the site plan for phase 3 - including photographs of Eurasian animals in woodland areas, people interacting in nature and integrated accessible walkways and transport
Moodboard depicting the Bristol Zoo gardens entrance with photographs of plants on the Clifton and Durdham Downs, people interacting with wildlife, and black and white Bristol Zoo archive photographs of keepers and animals

Latest news

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  • Bristol Zoological Society launches its ‘Strategy to 2035’

    Bristol Zoological Society is launching its ‘Strategy to 2035’, sharing its vision for a new world-class Bristol Zoo with conservation at its heart. The Society’s strategy is a response to the climate and ecological emergencies that threaten the existence of life on…