Positive jungle drums for new zoo diner

15th July 2022

Procast’s transformation of one of the dining options at world-famous Edinburgh Zoo has received rave reviews.

The previously existing Jungle Café, which looked on to the Mansionhouse, has been turned into a 200-cover restaurant called The Gannet that offers traditional fish and chips.

The project started in the middle of April, 2022, and the finished package has just been handed over to the clients – Scottish creative agency 422, whose Managing Director David Dunn said:

“We have really enjoyed working with the Procast team on our first project together at Edinburgh Zoo.

“The professionalism and positive attitude from all members of the team (and subcontractors) throughout has been a real joy to work with.”

He added that 442 already had a good working relationship with manufactured joinery partners BJM and that Procast “had cemented that”.

“Procast come across as a well-focused contractor with a modern outlook and attitude which is a breath of fresh air in the industry, and we really look forward to our ongoing relationship and other projects.”

Procast Director Frank McManus said: “We are absolutely delighted with the end result. The design and workmanship has resulted in this restaurant looking fantastic which, for sure, will be enjoyed by the customers for years to come.

“There has also been great feedback from all the zoo staff.

“The location and duration of the project presented a challenge but this was overcome through the experience and expertise of our operations team in conjunction with the zoo staff.

“This is our first project working for 442 Design Ltd and their clients Restaurant Associates (part of Compass Group) and RZSS (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland) and which we hope to build upon in the future.

“A massive thanks to BJM Design Ltd and our other subcontract partners for providing a refreshed restaurant we can all be proud of.”

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