Zoo Signage, Marwell Wildlife Zoo


Displaying Interactive Screens for Marwell Wildlife Zoo

Home to almost 200 rare and endangered animals, Marwell Wildlife Zoo in Hampshire attracts thousands of animal-lovers every year. The charity’s objective was to replace paper maps with a series of interactive digital screens around the park. They wanted to bring the zoo into the 21st Century and provide visitors with a truly unique and exciting wayfinding experience.

Marwell Wildlife Zoo were looking for specialist units to house their interactive digital screens. The zoo commissioned us to create bespoke structures to safely and neatly display the screens, provided by Eclipse Digital Media. We designed and produced functional and hard-wearing shelters which were also aesthetically pleasing. We manufactured custom-made shelters equipped with robust aluminum plates - to securely support the heavy digital equipment - and specially made outlets for intricate wire feeds. Consisting of high quality green oak posts and a sloped cedar slatted roof, our durable and long-lasting shelters blend with the natural environment and provide a non-intrusive addition to the zoo. Visitors young and old can now engage with the onscreen information whilst being protected from bad weather.

Drew Harding from Eclipse Digital Media was delighted with how the shelters looked, he said: “Not only do they look great but they are extremely stable. Fitzpatrick Woolmer were great help from start to finish. They possessed a willingness to learn about the project and they were easy to talk to. In addition, they were very flexible to ensure the project went smoothly.”

Becky Glenister, Events Manager at Marwell Wildlife Zoo, was thrilled with the shelters, she said: “We are very pleased with the service, from the start the whole process has been smooth and uncomplicated and we have Fitzpatrick Woolmer to thank for their highly organised professional installation. We would highly recommend their services to any potential customers.”  She added: “The shelters will enhance the visitor’s experience because they are functional, robust and do not interrupt the beautiful views of the animals around the park.”