Dogs Trust, Newbury

This site was originally a 17-18th century house and outbuildings. The rehoming centre needed revitalising across the board to bring in line the requirements for animal welfare and The Dogs Trust policy.

The redevelopment was carried out under a traditional build after the demolition of several old kennels and refurbishing the existing barns. As part of phase one, a new detached rehoming building with a sponsor play facility was constructed; an extension to barn three allowed four viewing kennels to be a feature of the reception area; and barn two was altered to form the refurbished offices.

Phase two comprised of further demolitions of existing kennel areas and isolated buildings. New booked dogs and intake dog kennel facilities were extensions to the existing building, providing sixteen new kennels and sleep areas. Barn one was converted to a new training hall and barn four became laundry facilities, preparation rooms, a vet suite and grooming area.

The original house was refurbished to provide a combination of living accommodation and to provide a training behaviour assessment facility. The project includes vast external works to provide dog play and training areas together with extensive walkways for dog exercise.

Project Location
The Dogs Trust
Napier & Co
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