Marwell Zoo
New Electrics and Lighting for Shop Refurbishment

An energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting system

When Marwell Zoo decided to refurbish its outmoded Gift Shop, the Zoo realised it needed not just a lighting contractor but a reliable partner with all the technical, design and management expertise needed to take the project from initial idea to final, ready-to-sell completion.

Marwell Zoo found the ideal combination of skills, experience and reliability in TDS Electrical. We were commissioned to design and install a modern, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED retail lighting system.

A comprehensive end-to-end service

TDS Electrical provided a comprehensive, end-to-end service, taking the project from an initial Energy Survey through to design and creation of a 3D model, LED product recommendation and supply, rewiring and installation.

We installed power where required, rewired the shop and gallery from the mains board. All equipment and new LED track lighting was wired from the ceiling. In addition, we installed emergency lighting throughout the Gift Shop area.

Completed on time and budget

As the refurbishment had to be completed before the season started, i.e. during January and February, time was in short supply.

TDS Electrical’s project management skills ensured the commission was completed on time and within budget. As a result, Marwell Zoo’s new Gift Shop was open to paying customers right at the beginning of the new season.

The shop now looks fresher and lighter and has a generally more welcoming ambience. This resulted in an immediate increase in sales.

Great Feedback

“TDS Electrical’s advice was invaluable in the design process”, said Sophie Edwards, Project Manager at Marwell Zoo. “The attention to detail and tidy approach applied to all aspects of their work made working with TDS a pleasure. It was also reassuring to see that, at all times, work was carried out safely and with appropriate consideration and compliance with Risk Assessments and Method Statements. We’ll certainly be contacting TDS Electrical for help with our electrical needs in the future.”

Sophie concluded: “We originally approached TDS Electrical following a recommendation from one of the company’s satisfied customers. We’re now more than happy to pass on the favour and recommend TDS Electrical to any other business looking for a highly skilled and totally reliable electrical contractor.”