Tecton loos revamp

A 1937 Tecton toilet block has been given a new lease of life to provide unisex loos for  visitors.


The listed building, adjacent to the Triple Tecton enclosure housing Sumatran tigers, an Asiatic bear and Sulawesicrested macaques, now offers spacious disabled access and baby changing area following a four-week £13,000 renovation project.

DZG CEO Peter Suddock said: “By installing modern facilities we have adapted a building that had been out of use for many years and is part of our ongoing across-site restoration work with our unique Tecton collection.

“It also adds a much-needed facility for visitors at a very popular big cat junction, alongside snow leopards, tigers and lynx.”   He added: “The work, which has been completed thanks to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) match funding, was completed as part of a major development programme which also includes information and customer signage, car park facilities and a welcome plaza.”