Case Studies

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We have worked on projects on all shapes and sizes in the veterinary and animal welfare worlds. Have a look at some of our case studies below. The tags above will help you find builds that are most similar to your project, e.g. if you’re looking specifically for cattery design, kennel builds, veterinary design, or equine architecture.

Redevelopment of rehoming centre, Ilfracombe 2010

Dogs Trust – Ilfracombe

We were appointed by Dogs Trust to redevelop their existing rehoming centre at West Down, Ilfracombe, in Devon.  All of the kennel blocks were in a poor state of repair and in need of either replacement or refurbishment.  Additional external runs were also needed to improve well-being for the dogs by giving them greater access

New Veterinary Centre, Kennett 2010

Ash Tree Veterinary Centre

As two experienced vets, our clients knew what they wanted this modern practice to offer; a personal and traditional feel whilst supplying the very best of care within a modern purpose-built environment.   The proposed site was on a brand-new development and included an open space/plan building with no previous role. Due to the nature of this double height building,

Multiple Conversions to Veterinary Practices 2010

easipetcare

Our client contacted us with an interest in starting up a chain of veterinary facilities. The concept idea was to obtain empty premises and convert them into veterinary practices in a short period of time and to be up and running as soon as possible. Once we had decided upon a format for the layout

New Equine Hospital and Office Facility, Liphook 2009

Liphook Equine Hospital

What is now known as the Liphook Equine Hospital started life as a purely equine practice in the 1970s and grew steadily both as a specialist equine practice and as an equine hospital until, in 2009, the partners decided to embark on a large capital rebuilding programme.  By this stage the practice had evolved into

New Referral Hospital, Glasgow 2009

Vets Now – Glasgow

This project required us to transform an old Majestic Wine warehouse in Glasgow into a modern referral hospital and emergency clinic.  During this short track four-month program we were requested to design a client friendly referral hospital which incorporated modern design with operational ideas. A mezzanine provided the increased floor area required for an office

Redevelopment of Animal Shelter, St. Helier 2008

JSPCA – Animal Shelter

This was one of the most difficult projects we’ve ever handled – being on the very tight site at the JSPCA centre in St Helier, Jersey. Those who know the site are aware of its restrictions, including limited access and being built on a hill, immediately adjacent to a children’s nursery. The confines of the

John MacDougall Visitors Centre 2007

Animal Health Trust – Visitors Centre

A refurbishment for a repeat world-renowned client to convert an under-used stable block into a state of the art fit-out of a listed building, providing a 60-seater lecture theatre with computerised lighting, acoustics and electric blinds as part of the successful visitor centre facility. 

New Kennelling and Cattery Facility, Wheal Alfred Farm 2006

National Animal Welfare Trust – Wheal Alfred Farm

This was our first centre to include a wind turbine, solar water heating, heat recovery, recycled rainwater (for wash-down, laundry and toilet flushing) and a sewage treatment plant, along with locally sourced timber for the manager’s log cabin accommodation. This centre demonstrates how this type of specialist facility can be truly considered a ‘green’ development.  Wheal Alfred Farm is a kennelling

New Centre Build, Dublin 2006

Dogs Trust – Dublin

This facility for Dogs Trust in Dublin was finished, not only on time but on budget and to an exceptionally high standard. It is clearly one of the best dog rehoming facilities in the world.   The project includes a number of state-of-the-art features such as electric opening hatches for dogs, full glazed-in stainless steel compartments for the animals,

New Cattery, Heaven's Gate 2006

National Animal Welfare Trust – Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate is part of a former agricultural and livestock farm now used for re-homing dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats and small furries. Our brief for this project was to create a bespoke cattery in keeping with this traditional rural setting using materials similar to those at Wheal Alfred Farm to create a corporate feel to

Training & Exhibition Centre and Post & Store, Chelwood Gate 2005

Cats Protection – Chelwood Gate

We were commissioned to project manage the refurbishment and fit-out to the Training and Exhibition Centre at the headquarters of Cats Protection. On the first floor a high quality and high specification lecture and training facility was formed, with adaptable spaces for between 10 – 80 people, with first class audio-visual installations and adaptable environmental controls

New Centre Build, Brands Hatch 2000

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – Brands Hatch

This challenging and exciting scheme made the best possible use of a difficult site.  BDCH had purchased a larger plot of land in a neighbouring field, which was level and perfect for a new building, however, we were unable to obtain permission to build in this field as it generally moved the centre closer to