Jefferson Sheard Architects have completed and handed-over the £4m new-build Rosemullion Veterinary Hospital in Falmouth for Client CVS Group PLC.
Jefferson Sheard Architects designed and delivered the state-of-the-art facility, working with the client and construction team through RIBA stages 1-7, as Project Lead Architect and Principal Designer.
The new veterinary hospital accommodation includes seven consulting rooms, three operating theatres, with dedicated quiet recovery spaces and separate cat, dog and exotic animal wards.
To enhance the visitor experience, and promote a calm atmosphere on entering the building, the reception was designed as a light, double height, open plan space. The new building design allows for the use of the latest veterinary equipment including a CT scanner, X-ray and visiting MRI scanner. This involved Jefferson Sheard Architects working closely with the RPA and specialist suppliers to ensure all safety regulations were met.
Jefferson Sheard Architects healthcare and veterinary lead, Chris Race, said “We are delighted with the outcome of this scheme for long-standing client CVS group. We have successfully worked together on many projects over the last few years but this flagship newbuild project has given both us and CVS the opportunity to create a veterinary hospital incorporating the latest in Veterinary thinking and technology, with the patients and their owners at the center of the design.”
Clinical director Helena Wilkes said “We all passionately believe in protecting our environment and wanted our new hospital to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. Our architects, Jefferson Sheard, have taken this on board and done a fantastic job of helping us to achieve our goal.”
Mike Hall, Jefferson Sheard Architects Director, said” We knew the environmental credentials of the building where important to CVS, this drove us to work closely with our client to incorporate elements in to the design such as bat and bird boxes, planting of wild flowers, bat friendly external lighting, electric car charging points, solar panels and permeable tarmac to reduce rainwater runoff. The result is a sustainable and future-proofed building we can all be proud of”
The new building was designed in 3D allowing the team to immerse themselves into the design through virtual reality, making comments and amendments as they walked through the scheme. You can take a virtual walk around the reception area here.