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ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo created a brand-new Animal Adventure Zone which gives young visitors the opportunity to meet a range of animals and learn about their lives in the wild.
The new area features low barriers designed to allow youngsters to view the animals, an exciting play area with a water splash zone and catering kiosk.
Addagrip approved contractor Limegate Ltd installed over 600m2 of BBA-approved Addaset resin bound paving to create a low-maintenance, decorative surface for the new zone, developed following the devastating fire in 2017 which sadly resulted in the death of an aardvark and four meerkats.
The challenge was to provide a robust surface with a seamless finish in an area that also included existing trees, requiring a non-invasive base to accommodate tree roots and ensure maximum porosity. The solution was to install a 6mm Addaset Pecan blend onto the asphalt base for the pedestrian areas and lay the same colour as a 10mm Terrabase Classic onto a compacted Type 3 around the trees, achieving a continuous finish across the entire zone.
Work was completed in time for the opening of the new Animal Adventure Zone on the 1st August 2019.
The result is a decorative, smooth, seamless surface which can be easily maintained and is perfect for the zoo environment.