AN ALCESTER builder, who would usually be found transforming gardens, has landed a job 400 miles away in a zoo.

Jake Grainger of Grainger’s Construction and Landscaping is more familiar with garden transformations, patio design and driveway construction but has landed an unusual project at Fife Zoo in Scotland.

He agreed to carry out works to build an enclosure at the zoo for a fossa, a Madagascan carnivore which predates lemurs in its natural environment.

Fife Zoo had been struggling to appoint a local contractor since 2021 to carry out works as part of their ten-year masterplan.

Having already appointed Worcestershire based Marketing Agency, Talking Tortoise, to carry out their marketing works, the marketing provider sourced Grainger’s Construction and Landscaping as a suitable contractor to fast forward development of the zoo’s new enclosures ahead of the upcoming peak period.

Jake said: "The project at Fife Zoo is incredibly exciting and after carefully viewing the specifications for the works we were able to source the best team and materials for the job at hand.

“We spent some time breaking ground at the zoo in late March and have already mapped out the foundations for the expansion project.

“It’s certainly the first time that I have completed works under the watchful gaze of a herd of endangered zebra.’

‘’As our business continues to expand, we are gradually increasing the number of industries which we serve and we are now building a team that has the relevant expertise and ability to carry out all our projects to the highest possible standard.’’