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Bristol Zoo plans new park
POSTED 05 Sep 2003 . BY
Efforts by Bristol Zoo Gardens to create a second major zoological park are to be spearheaded by Samantha Mant in the newly created role of head of development.

The project, which is slated to open in 2008, is proposed for the 136-acre Hollywood Towers farm site at Almondsbury, near Bristol, in the UK. The project name will be announced later this month.

Mant, who previously worked on the award-winning Wetland Centre in Barnes, London, is hugely enthusiastic about the Bristol development. She will be responsible for raising the funds needed to complete the park, which will cost over £20m. "We’re at the point where we are seeking major funding so that we can move through the planning process," she says.

"The thinking and background surveys have been done to gauge viability, and we have a robust business plan and a reasonable cost plan. We have a sense of what exhibits will be there, but we’re still allowing ourselves the freedom to change things."

Mant believes this project, which is being led by director Jo Gibbs, will result in a new kind of zoo.

The attraction will be based around habitats and will feature a mix of species, while still maintaining its central focus on animals.

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Bristol Zoo plans new park
POSTED 05 Sep 2003 . BY
Efforts by Bristol Zoo Gardens to create a second major zoological park are to be spearheaded by Samantha Mant in the newly created role of head of development.

The project, which is slated to open in 2008, is proposed for the 136-acre Hollywood Towers farm site at Almondsbury, near Bristol, in the UK. The project name will be announced later this month.

Mant, who previously worked on the award-winning Wetland Centre in Barnes, London, is hugely enthusiastic about the Bristol development. She will be responsible for raising the funds needed to complete the park, which will cost over £20m. "We’re at the point where we are seeking major funding so that we can move through the planning process," she says.

"The thinking and background surveys have been done to gauge viability, and we have a robust business plan and a reasonable cost plan. We have a sense of what exhibits will be there, but we’re still allowing ourselves the freedom to change things."

Mant believes this project, which is being led by director Jo Gibbs, will result in a new kind of zoo.

The attraction will be based around habitats and will feature a mix of species, while still maintaining its central focus on animals.

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Dave & Buster's to enter Middle East with Al Hokair partnership
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle East.
Scientists develop video game that adjusts difficulty based on player emotions – has applications for attractions and fitness
Korean scientists have developed a dynamic way of adjusting the difficulty of video games – by estimating the players' emotions based on in-game data.
VAC 2022 conference programme and 25 speakers announced
VAC 2022 has announced the final line-up of 25 top attractions sector speakers set to appear at the conference on Thursday 13 October.
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IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
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Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
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Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
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Red Raion Showreel 2021
Another year has passed, and we’re definitely happy with what we have accomplished in 2021! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
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