Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look an exciting new project at Chester Zoo; we cast an eye over the new observatory at Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant; and we take a look at a collection of new stores in our Sofaworks profile.
A spectacular new development, named Islands has opened at Chester Zoo. The development is based on the amazing tropical environments of South East Asia, with an expedition that allows visitors to see areas based on Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi. The opening of the attraction will boost tourism in the local area, bringing an extra 150,000 visitors to the zoo and most importantly, help to put a huge spotlight on the biodiversity and threatened species of South East Asia. The project is estimated to bring a £3.3million increase in spend in the local and regional economy, with local businesses also benefiting from the development.
Meanwhile, Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, has officially opened its on-site observatory, with local MP Guy Opperman doing the honours of cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony. Sitting at the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the observatory has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status. This means that it is one of the best sites in England for stargazing away from light pollution and offers the opportunity to see the Milky Way with the naked eye under the guided eye of professional astronomer and teacher, Roy Alexander.
And finally, supplying furniture in hundreds of various styles, Sofaworks is a reputable brand with an impressive 33 stores all over Great Britain. From compact two-seater sofas, to large corner sofas in a vast array of fabrics and leathers, Sofaworks really does have something on offer for every customer. In this issue we find out a little more about Sofaworks and its latest openings.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.