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Galvanised steelwork for Himalayan zoo centre

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Much of the steelwork used to create the £7M Himalaya visitor centre at Twycross Zoo was galvanised by East Anglian Galvanizing, which is part of the Wedge Galvanizing Group.

The eco-friendly centre (NSC January 2010) features a snow leopard enclosure and wetland sanctuary for wader birds, as well as a 300-seater restaurant, retail space and conference rooms.

East Anglian Galvanizing successfully galvanised steelwork – including external guy cables – on behalf of the steelwork contractor Adey Steel.

Selwyn Parrish, Sales and Commercial Manager at East Anglian Galvanizing, said: “We are delighted to have been asked to galvanise steel for this leading facility which will put Twycross in the very top tier of British zoos.

“We are especially pleased that the new structure has been designed for sustainability and we believe that galvanising has an important role to play, by providing long-lasting, maintenance free protection for up to 60 years and by the full recyclability of the zinc coating.”

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