Project Value: £4.8m
The site was originally a farm with a 17th – 18th-century house, 17th, 19th and 19th-century outbuildings. It has been a Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre for many years and is need of redevelopment to bring the Centre in line with 21st-century animal welfare and Dogs Trust policy.
The redevelopment was carried out under a traditional build. It involved the demolition of a number of old kennel buildings and the alteration and refurbishment to a number of existing barns. A new detached Rehoming Building with an integral Sponsor dog and puppy play facility was constructed as part of the Phase 1 works. An extension to Barn 3 also formed part of Phase 1 forming the 4 viewing kennels for the Main Reception area. Barn 2 was altered and refurbished to form offices.
Phase 2 comprised further demolitions of existing attached kennel areas and isolated buildings. New Booked dogs and Intake dog kennel facilities were built attached to the existing building. These new extensions provided a total of 16 new kennel and sleep areas. Barn 1 was converted to provide a new training Hall. Barn 4 was converted to provide new Laundry facilities, Prep rooms, a vet suite and a bath and groom area. The existing house was refurbished to provide a combination of living accommodation and to provide a TBA training facility on the ground floor. The project includes vast external works to provide dog play and training areas together with extensive path walkways for dog exercise.
Structural Engineer: Considine Consulting
Mechanical & Electrical Consultants: E3
Duration of Project: 80 weeks in 2 phases