Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - 'Kent Building' rehoming kennels building
We have successfully achieved full planning consent to completely remodel and substantially refurbish the existing re-homing kennels building.
This includes the removal of the existing green pantiled roof and replacement with a black stained glulam timber framed structure to house new mechanical plant equipment.
Works are due to start on site in October 2019.
‘Invisible Kennels’ - Feasibility Study
This was a feasibility study to investigate the potential of building a semi-submerged kennels facility on green belt land to accommodate a total of 60 dog kennels plus all supplementary staffing and service areas.
Our proposal was to build the new kennels building into the landscape in order that it would ‘disappear from sight’ from elsewhere on the site.
The existing grounds are very attractive and the intention was that the new building should not detract from this. The kennels are semi-submerged into the contours of the existing landscape with grass roof areas opening out into the centre to allow daylight into the kennel runs and provide further exercise paddocks.
The blocks are laid out in a semi-circular fashion enclosing 8 exercise paddocks with an access route around the internal perimeter. This perimeter is covered with overhanging eaves to shelter the route from rain, shelter the dogs from the sun in summer as well as allow low sun in winter to help heat the kennels.
Cutting through the banked up perimeter are a number of access routes linking up with existing paths that will also allow daylight and views into the rear rooms.
Covering the banked up roof of the kennels will also allow for areas to be walked on for dog exercise, provide very high levels of thermal massing to help prevent overheating in summer and will retain heat in winter. As well as absorbing rainwater, these grass and sedum roofs will create a natural habitat for wildlife and help to make the building visually disappear from further up the site.
New educational centre for an animal sanctuary
Proposals for a new Learning Centre, new Cafe and Shop for an established animal sanctuary
Our proposals are centred on a need to provide new learning and educational facilities that will inspire and stimulate all those who visit. The aim is to celebrate the human/animal bond in a very clear and inclusive way. This has led us to design a series of welcoming, flexible and accessible spaces that can be used in a number of different ways and also allow for future expansion.
Our design focuses on both the internal facilities of the new building as well as our ideas for the external landscaping to provide a more holistic view of the visitor experience and site organisation as well as general way-finding from car park to the Learning Centre, cafe/shop and the rest of the attractions and facilities on site.
RSPCA - ANIMAL CENTRES OF THE FUTURE
This is a proposal for a low cost modular Veterinary Centre for the RSPCA
The concept of this building is to arrange a series of fully standardised and extendable modular dog kennel and cat pen blocks linked via two main spines that can be arranged to suit any site shape or size. Each block will ‘plug-in’ to the spine-link together with all other facilities.
Situated to the front of the site will be a larger block housing the reception, intake centre, meeting rooms and the veterinary suite. This block will be adapted to reflect the size of the centre and site constraints. The design encompasses three main goals:
Modular timber-framed buildings that can be built quickly at a reduced cost.
Achieve high levels of environmental/energy efficiency.
Kit of parts that can be easily replicated on different sites.
Our vision for the veterinary centre is that all areas such as the x-ray, consult, triage rooms and prep area are standardised for ease of manufacture and replication and enables total familiarisation for veterinary staff working across different RSPCA sites.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - Veterinary Hospital & Centre of Excellence
This new-build hospital and office building replaces an outdated four storey kennel building and is a key part of the re-development of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH) site adjacent to Battersea Power Station. The 4,000m2 building comprises of a new state of the art veterinary clinic on the ground and first floor levels and then six levels of training facilities and office floors with a lecture theatre and boardrooms at the top floor level. The lecture theatre extends into a roof terrace with views across to the Battersea Power Station and Battersea Park.
Since completion in July 2016, the project has been awarded with:
• RICS Awards 2017 - Finalist: "Design through Innovation" category
• RICS Awards 2017 - Finalist: "Commercial" category
• Blueprint Awards 2017 - Shortlisted: "Best Non-Public Project: Commercial"
• FX International Design Awards 2017 - Shortlisted - best "Workspace Environment (Large over 40,000 sqft)" category
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - Mary Tealby Intake Kennels
The new 2000m2 state of the art intake kennels for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, was a finalist at the International WAN Colour in Architecture Awards and gained a top BREEAM accreditation for its solar control, natural ventilation system, high thermal mass, air source heat pumps and a long, photovoltaic canopy. Completed in 2015 and opened by Her Majesty The Queen, the intake building is now at the heart of the high profile Battersea site.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - Clinic Kennels
Four derelict railway arches were refurbished and fitted out to become clinic kennels for post operative dogs. Each arch measures approximately 100m2 in area internally plus mezzanine space which in effect doubles this. All the kennels are constructed using stainless steel framing with glazed screens and resin floors all carefully sealed for maximum infection control. The glazed kennels are arranged down each side of each arch with a central linear island unit housing sinks, equipment, storage and computer facilities. This central island unit also serves to screen off each wing of kennels from each other, which prevents dogs from seeing each other.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - refurbished rehoming kennels
The project included the remodelling and refurbishment of a re-homing kennels block at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to improve both visitor’s experience and the space functionality and conditions for staff and dogs.
The works included new assessment rooms, improvement of kennel enclosures, new floor finishes, new air conditioning system, new lighting and the defining clearer navigational routes for visitors and public.