Dogs Trust Evesham opens


McPhillips' latest project for Dogs Trust, an £8.4m build in Evesham, Worcestershire, opened in May this year.

Six new buildings totalling 3147m2 and providing 80 kennels have been delivered in two phases between May 2015 and March 2017 in order to maintain public access and the operations of the existing Centre.

The first phase provided Rehoming, Training and Behavioural Assessment and Rehabilitation buildings with the Vets Centre, Intake building and a Workshop constructed during the second phase.
Construction for the smaller structures has typically used a Metsec lightweight steel frame with composite sheet roofs with the larger Rehoming building using a hot rolled steel frame and a Euroclad standing seam roof. Euroform Weatherclad panels with half-height brickwork have completed the envelopes.
Drainage has been replaced across the site with a SUDS which drains to a new balancing pond before outfalling to a nearby watercourse.
A new biomass boiler is linked to a BMS and serves a district main and underfloor heating to all buildings. 20kWh of Pv panels have been installed along with a below ground 40,000 litre rain water harvesting tank.
Externally the access road was reconstructed and 120 tarmac car parking spaces have been provided.
McPhillips managed the presence of bats and newts on the site providing temporary corridors for both species and a permanent bat habitat within an existing barn.