Heritage Lottery

Grant funds Tecton revamp

DZC has been given the go ahead to begin developing plans to renovate a further four of the site’s iconic 1930’s Tecton structures. A £120,000 grant from the Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern initiative will allow repair proposals to be carried out on the Discovery Centre (the former Moat Café), Queen Mary Restaurant (formerly the Continue reading Grant funds Tecton revamp

Up, up and away!

It’s up, up and away again for our vintage chairlift, which is flying back into action this weekend after having a new rope fitted. Experts have spent the last week on site replacing more than 180 metres of engineered steel rope, which holds the aerial ride’s 41 chairs. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “It was a Continue reading Up, up and away!

Carlo's an angel!

The innovative restoration work of DZG’s iconic Tectons has been recognised at a glittering London awards ceremony. Construction Supervisor, Carlo Diponio, has been named as the winner of the outstanding contribution to heritage category of the Historic England Angel Awards following his role in our £1.15m Heritage Lottery funded project to repair four of the Continue reading Carlo’s an angel!