We completed this project in September 2023 which was the conversion of an existing industrial building to create a new modern veterinary practice for Bay Veterinary Group.
The project was to create a new practice facility over 2 floors. The ground floor we created new rooms with new internal walls. The wall construction comprising of masonry and metal partition walls with new ceilings. The internal space created provided Consulting rooms, CT Scanner Room, an operating theatre, laundry area and X-ray department. The existing first floor of the building was left mainly as the existing but had a slight renovation works for new offices, meeting rooms and kitchen areas.
Situated within the first-floor area a new plant room was installed to facilitate all the new Mechanical and Electrical Equipment required to facilitate the requirements of the building.
The project was administered under the JCT Intermediate form of contract with contractor’s design. The CDP element of the project was the New Mechanical and Ventilation, electrical installation, external drainage works, secondary suspended ceiling installation and a small mezzanine floor.
The project had a significant Mechanical and Electrical installation with a considerable amount of specialist equipment installed for the operation of the new veterinary practice. The Mechanical installation had an extensive ventilation and AC system installed to give the required level of heat and air circulation required. The electrical installation involved the usual electric installation to the building for lights power and data outlets. In addition to this we installed uprated power supplies for the CT Scanner and the X-ray department.
With the creation of the X-Ray room and CT Scanners the newly constructed partition walls, ceilings and doors had lead linings to prevent radiation being omitted from these controlled areas. As a company we frequently undertake such installations on schemes for the NHS within our hospital projects.
Due to the project’s location within a small industrial estate external space for offices and compound areas was limited, however we created a segregated and secure compound area and welfare facilities for the duration of the contact all in accordance with HSE guidelines.
The following photographs of the completed project give an overview of the project and demonstrate the significant amount of work required to co-ordinate construction works and at the same time incorporating into the scheme the Mechanical and Electrical installations.