The team are providing quantity surveying and CDMC services on the £5.5m purpose built centre, which is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
The centre will provide substantially improved facilities for the dogs, and includes 120 re-homing kennels, a veterinary suite and large external exercise areas. It will also include administration areas, community rooms, car parking and residential accommodation for the centre manager. In addition, education rooms will support the outreach work of the charity and its links with the local community.
The modern and environmentally friendly building will sit sympathetically with the surrounding countryside, which was key to securing planning permission. Passive design principles will also ensure that energy requirements are kept to a minimum. The centre has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.
Philip Mann, director, commented “We have worked with Birmingham Dogs Home on their existing sites in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and are pleased to have been re-commissioned to work on their new animal welfare centre. Once complete, it will offer superb modern facilities and space for the dogs to enjoy the nature around them”. He added “Our involvement in this innovative project is another example of Faithful+Gould’s breadth of experience and capability in diverse sectors”.
"Once complete, it will offer superb modern facilities and space for the dogs to enjoy the nature around them.”
Philip Mann, Faithful+Gould Director
Client reaction to our commission has also been positive with Simon Price, chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home commenting “We worked closely with Faithful+Gould when constructing our new rehoming centre in Wolverhampton in 2002, and were delighted to renew that relationship when putting together the team tasked with the design and construction of our new £5.5m state of the art rehoming centre, located near Catherine de Barnes, Solihull”.
Richard Temple Cox, chairman of Birmingham Dogs Home added “The design and financing of the new facility has been both challenging and demanding and we are delighted that Faithful+Gould, who have been associated with the charity for the past 28 years, are once again providing an outstanding service by delivering a continuous flow of information, management and cost control which has ensured that the completed building will be delivered on programme and on budget".