Dogs Trust, Chestfield

Project Value: £1.8m

This new kennels facility extends their capacity to care for more than 60 dogs. The re-homing centre for the Dogs Trust is between Chestfield and Canterbury.

The new building combines modernistic runs and sleeps for the dogs in glazed stainless steel with a rustic barn effect for the reception and external fabric. This includes a Douglas fir feature frame in the reception supporting the roof, handmade bricks and weatherboarding. The roof continues this theme with handmade clay tiling and standing seam single ply.

A steel framed and insulated clad construction training barn is built adjacent to the re-homing block. In addition to the accommodation and training facilities extensive external works were carried out on the 6 acre site. These include new parking at the front of the site and roadways to the re-homing block, entrance landscaping and pathways for visitors, external exercise runs and 2 new ponds. At the rear of the site excavated material from the new buildings and roads have been landscaped to form mounded walk areas for the dogs. More than half a mile of new fencing provides new boundary security and encloses the exercise run areas.

The project was completed on programme and under budget.

PHONE 01227 471 206