Jefferson Sheard Architects were appointed by long standing client CVS, a market leader in veterinary sector, to design and deliver a newbuild state-of-the-art facility to increase patient capacity and widen the specialist service provision to pet owners in the Falmouth area.
The new veterinary hospital accommodation includes seven consulting rooms as well as three operating theatres, with dedicated quiet recovery spaces and separate cat, dog and exotic animals wards. The reception was designed as a fresh modern, double height open plan space allowing the veterinary team to bond with their clients and pets on entry to the building, creating a calm environment helping put them at ease. The new building also allows for the use of the latest veterinary equipment including a CT scanner, X-ray and visiting MRI scanner, working closely with the RPA and specialist suppliers to ensure all safety regulations were met.
The new building was designed fully 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 ‘virtually’ visit the reception area here.
Sustainable design and delivery was a key driver on the project, we worked closely with our client to incorporate elements 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 striking cladded building envelope adds a modern element to the streetscape, along with new soft landscaping improves the street level appearance of the Tregoniggie Industrial estate.
Our role on the scheme included full architectural services through RIBA stages 1 to 7 and Principal Designer services under CDM2015. We created a 3D VR model of the scheme to aid design development and enhance understanding of the layout and look and feel.