News Article

Sandstone Donated by Cheshire West and Chester Council

17 August 2021

More than 200 tonnes of sand excavated as part of the ongoing works for a new city centre drainage tunnel has been given to Chester Zoo.

The red sandstone donated by Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with its contractor VINCI Construction UK, is being used in the Eastern black rhino and painted dog habitats.

During the works along St Martin’s Way and Nicholas Street, the two tunnel boring machines extract the sandstone and the on-site separation plants wash and separate it to meet the zoo’s strict bio-security standards.

Read more at: Chester Standard

Pictured: Colin Rankin, Business Development Director for VINCI Construction UK Limited, left and Councillor Richard Beacham, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Growth, Economy and Regeneration at the painted dogs enclosure.