Jesmonite a “Roaring” Success!

ZSL London Zoo, Land of the Lions

The Zoological Society London and Ray Hole Architects (RHA) were responsible for designing a new enclosure to provide state of the art facilities for a breeding group of endangered Asiatic lions. The Land of the Lions attraction within London Zoo was officially opened by HM The Queen accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Jesmonite AC730 was utilised for the entirety of the themed environment in order to create an authentic Indian village environment typical of those in the Gir Forest. These AC730 set works include 85 metres of rockwork to create cliff structures and a ruined Indian fort which is 30 metres in length and five metres high.

The client required a material solution which was lightweight for ease of transportation and installation, whilst the AC730 also needed to be colour matched and colour washed to achieve a bespoke surface finish.

london zoo


The above Jesmonite projects were completed using materials supplied  by Polysil Ltd An Official Distributor of Jesmonite products.

Work completed by Paragon Creative, an approved Jesmonite manufacturer who specialise in theme park and leisure attraction projects.

“Jesmonite is fast becoming Paragon Creative’s number one post coating and laminating material. We have used the material in hundreds of projects all over the world and are constantly surprised by its versatility and amazed by its durability in the extreme environments of installation. We hope that we can continue to work with Jesmonite, using their product innovatively and creatively.”

David Bloodworth – Creative Director, Paragon Creative