McPhillips was the principal contractor for the redevelopment of the existing Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre near Darlington between June 2018 and February 2021.  This contract period was affected by a three month shutdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was critically important that the centre remained functional and open to the public throughout the project so we agreed a phased approach and activities with the centre manager.

Six new buildings were constructed on the site with a further four being refurbished providing a total floor area of 3784m2.

The rehoming building is a 1629m2 single storey new build constructed using a steel frame, SFS infill and sinusoidal cladding to the walls and roof with the addition of cedral wall cladding.  This building provides the main public reception area, thirty kennels, training barn, behavioural assessment and sponsored dog areas.

The vet suite is a refurbished single storey building of 85m2 containing a fully equipped operating theatre and recovery kennels.  A new 133m2 building was also provided for the hydrotherapy suite and treadmill.

Two new steel framed and cladded intake buildings were constructed measuring 471m2 each and providing thirty kennels in total.

We refurbished the existing 260m2 two storey farmhouse to provide offices and overnight accommodation and two further new buildings were provided for STAR and training & behavioural assessment.

Externally drainage across the site has been replaced with a SUDS and block paved and gravel footpaths cross the site with low level lit bollards.  Paladin and post & rail fencing were installed.

Highway access improvements were carried out improving the existing bellmouth along with a new 200m tarmac access road and two new car parks.

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