Tensile Structures – Colchester Zoo (Southern Fried Chicken Restaurant)

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Colchester Zoo (Southern Fried Chicken Restaurant)

ORION™ Barrelvault 7500mm (w) x 14000mm (l)

For Colchester Zoo to raise the bar even further in terms of customer experience and increased visitor dwell times on their Southern Fried Chicken restaurant, increased outdoor covered dining space was required. We developed this ORION™ Bespoke fabric canopy to offer a consistent design theme for tensile fabric canopies throughout this world-class visitor attraction and also to act as a focal point for the area.

“The recently-completed covered area outside our Southern Fried Chicken restaurant is the 6th canopy structure that Streetspace have completed at Colchester Zoo, integrating perfectly with our ongoing programme of developing quality dining spaces across the Zoo, and thereby increasing visitor dwell times and ultimately customer spend. The stunning canopy form was developed to provide an iconic feature close to the zoo entrance, as well as a superlative level of weather-protection without compromising the design of the existing restaurant building. Streetspace, as we have come to expect, delivered a zero-defect project, on time and without disruption to the operation of our world-class tourist attraction.”

Dr DA Tropeano OBE, CEO Colchester Zoo


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ORION™ Barrelvault Tensile Membrane Canopy
Asymmetric Barrelvault Design / Stainless Steel Cable-Edged Tension Front Elevations / Fixed-Edge Ends / Rear Guttering & RWPs
Steelwork PPC RAL9001 Cream / Serge Ferrari F502 Cream PVC fabric
Colchester Zoo. Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex
March 2016