Knowsley Safari Park has announced plans for a £1.5m project to deliver a new five-acre tiger habitat and a Safari Drive lodge, both designed by Cass Architects.
The tiger enclosure will form a central area for the existing walkaround, while the lodge will include elevated views from timber platforms over the animal enclosures.
Knowsley Safari Park currently houses two Amur tigers. The habitat will be built around naturally flowing water and will incorporate existing woodland.
A planning application has been submitted to Knowsley Council. If approved, work will begin in spring 2016 and is expected to take up to four months
Edward Perry, director of operations, said: “The addition of the Safari Drive Lodge has been in planning for a long time and will give visitors the chance to stop off mid-drive, get out of their cars and have a more rounded view of the landscape and animals at Knowsley Safari.
“The design process has been carefully considered and inspired by the distinct, historic character of the Park at a time prior to the establishment of Knowsley Safari. It will include natural planting that will re-introduce blocks of woodland to fit the landscape sensitively, while the positioning of the lodge has been carefully selected to provide extensive views of the landscape and water that attracts the animals.”