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  • Maintenance Contract Renewal at Chester Zoo

    Maintenance Contract Renewal looking after Panthera Onca at Chester Zoo, with ongoing maintenance by KimptonsWe are delighted to announce the Maintenance Contract Renewal for Chester Zoo for the 30th year in succession.

    Chester Zoo – The North of England Zoological Society was founded in the early 1930’s and has grown to become one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Spread across some 110 acres of land, and home to over 500 different species of Animals, the Zoo is now internationally renowned for its innovative enclosure designs, conservation strategies and successful breeding projects.

    Having initially secured the planned maintenance contract in the 1980’s, Kimptons early work was in nurturing old oil fired equipment to maintain heating for the animals, and as the old equipment was replaced with more efficient and more environmentally sensitive plant, Kimptons planned maintenance regime continued to maintain and improve the levels of efficiency and reliability whilst keeping emergency breakdowns to virtually nil.

    Over the years. Kimptons have been involved with the successful design and installation of heating and cooling for exhibits, some of which have been particularly taxing in that they are often being designed around live animals.

    Our Service and Maintenance Director Colin Swanick had this to say about the news

    “We are delighted to have secured this contract again. It’s one we have never taken for granted and the whole team have worked incredibly hard to meet and exceed the planned maintenance targets.

    But of all our clients, I have to say, that few, if any have undergone a more complete transformation than the North of England Zoological Society, Chester Zoo. Over those 30 years they have gone from being a reasonable sized regional zoo to being recognised on the world stage as a global player. So, perhaps our proudest achievement as a business has been keeping pace with their growth.

    We’ve watched, and hopefully supported them in their growth and they now welcome nearly 2 million visitors per year and look after 20,000 animals across more than 500 species. As a business, they boosted the North West economy by more than £50 million too, whilst investing in species protection throughout the world in at least 30 countries.

    I’d be delighted and extremely proud if we can continue to support them for another 30 years“

    Maintenance Contract Renewal looking after the Lions at Chester Zoo

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