John Perkins Construction replaced the outdated kennels at Bath Cats and Dogs Home with a new specialist block, incorporating vet rooms, grooming rooms, assessment rooms, and bespoke spaces for vulnerable dogs.
Working in a ‘live’ environment at the Cats and Dogs Home, occupied by both human staff and animal residents, meant that it was crucial to minimise disruption and uphold exemplary standards of Health & Safety. It was important for John Perkins Construction to be a ‘considerate constructor’. As a result, the charity’s base in Claverton Down, Bath, was able to continue as normal during the building works.
Open lines of communication were vital. Since some of the internal project team at Bath Cats and Dogs Home were unfamiliar with construction methods, it was essential for John Perkins Construction to be on hand to explain technical aspects of the project. Paul Glennon, the project’s Site Manager, was described by the client as “friendly, approachable and efficient”.
The Roy Hulbert Kennels, completed over 56 weeks, have been praised by the RSPCA as sector-leading, incorporating the latest animal behaviour knowledge.
What’s more, the new kennel block has been built to last. Modern thinking in animal welfare was combined with dynamic mainstream design principles. In this way, John Perkins Construction was able to add value and bring in tried-and-tested advice from other sectors.
Client: Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Value: £1.3m New Build
Duration: 56 Weeks
Type of contract: Competitive Tender
We’ve really appreciated the John Perkins team’s expertise and input into the project. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all.
Head of Fundraising & Communications
Bath Cats and Dogs Home