Specialised animal welfare and veterinary Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Mechanical and Electrical Services, and Project Management, all under one roof. We offer a variety of services to take your building project from concept to completion. It all adds up to a more unified and cost effective service. Your business benefits from experts in all the relevant fields. Your building is created around the needs of animals and the professionals who care for them.

If you choose ACD, you can rest assured that we are firmly in your corner. Throughout your project we will communicate with you regularly. We will ensure we fully understand your needs and your hopes for your animal welfare centre or veterinary clinic design, so that we can give you the best advice based on our extensive experience.


Project Management


Clients Representative


Building Surveying


Architectural Services


Quantity Surveying


Principal Designer – CDM2015


Specialist Consultancy and Troubleshooting


3D Designs


International Services


Interior Design

About - ACD Projects, Veterinary Architects & Design

For over 30 years, Alex Darvill and his team at ACD Projects have been helping veterinary professionals and animal welfare charities design and build their ideal animal care facility.  

Our projects have included veterinary practices, referral hospitals – including large or small animal and equine, animal husbandry, animal shelters and boarding facilities (kennels and catteries). We also provide for specialist needs such as mixed small animal centres and shelters (whether you want a rabbitry or an aviary for example), as well as universities and zoos. 

We create amazing buildings our clients can be proud of – each one is a flagship project for our clients, and is personal to us too.  

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Specialisms - ACD Projects, Veterinary Architects & Design

We specialise entirely in the design and project management of buildings for animals but it has to work for people too. And it must help you attract and cater for the needs of clients or visitors.

Delivering an exceptional experience for everyone and helping you carry out your daily tasks and routines more efficiently is the core of a great veterinary architect or animal care building designer. We know how to make the building work for you.

If you need to accommodate radiology and imaging equipment, include isolation facilities to manage infectious patients, introduce green technology, or find a space for a state of the art hydrotherapy facility, you are in safe hands.

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Awards and Accreditations - ACD Projects, Veterinary Architects & Design

We’ve been involved in a number of projects that have won awards, in part due to our role in their design and project management.    

Constantly adding to our skills and becoming part of the veterinary and animal welfare community is really important to us.

We have a number of professional accreditations and memberships, extending across the building, architecture and animal welfare sectors. 

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Awards and Accreditations

Testimonials - ACD Projects, Veterinary Architects & Design

Over the years we have had the privilege of working with many professionals in the veterinary and animal welfare world. We have built up great working relationships with our clients and many have been happy to share their experiences.  

There’s no better recommendation than from someone you know who has similar requirements. Here’s a small snapshot of what people have said about working with ACD… 

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Case Studies

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We have worked on building projects of all shapes and sizes in the veterinary and animal welfare worlds, both at home and internationally. Check out our new-build, conversion, extension, or refurbishment projects here.

The tags will help you find builds that are most similar to your project, e.g. if you're looking specifically for cattery design, kennel builds and architecture, or veterinary design.

New Isolation Unit, 2023

Cats Protection Birmingham

New Veterinary Practice, 2022

Aldgate Veterinary Practice – Bridlington

Extension to Existing Veterinary Practice/Conversion of Residential, 2022

Woolton Veterinary Centre – South Liverpool

Conversion to New Veterinary Clinic, Guildford 2022

Alder Vets – Guildford

Redevelopment of Mount Noddy Animal Centre, Chichester 2022

Mount Noddy Animal Centre – RSPCA Sussex West

Development of Referral Hospital, 2022

Southfields Veterinary Specialists – Basildon

Renovation of Wilbury Vets, Brighton and Hove 2021

Wilbury Vets – Brighton and Hove

New Veterinary Facility, North Walsham 2020

Westover Vets – North Walsham

Conversion to new veterinary clinic, Grange over Sands 2019

Archway Veterinary Practice

Conversion to new veterinary clinic, Crosby 2018

Village Vets – Crosby

Conversion to Veterinary Clinic, Bermondsey 2017

The London Cat Clinic

Conversion to new veterinary facility in Mumbai, India 2016

Crown Vets – Mumbai