National Animal Welfare Trust – Wheal Alfred Farm

New Kennelling and Cattery Facility, Wheal Alfred Farm 2006

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 facility for both dogs and cats built on a Greenfield site using high performance materials for long life and energy efficiency, but still complementing the local agricultural vernacular. 

Using high-tech state of the art kennelling, the centre gives the animals a quality environment balanced with a long-life span and is easy to clean and maintain. Incorporating segregation for intake and isolation areas, with pleasant spaces for potential re-homers, visitors and staff in a stress-free environment, all helps to improve the animals’ life. 

A number of external areas for controlled exercise and an agility barn finished off this attractive and functional project.