Guide Dogs Breeding Centre - Projects - MLM
Guide Dogs Breeding Centre - Projects - MLM
Guide Dogs Breeding Centre - Projects - MLM

Guide Dogs Breeding Centre

Project Information
  • Location
  • Leamington Spa
  • Sector
  • Services
  • Buildings, Structural Engineering, Building Control, Flood Risk; SuDS & Drainage Design
  • Value
  • £18m
Partners
  • Architect
  • Broadway Malyan, Theale

The new Guide Dogs Breeding Centre at Bishops Tachbrook is a new “state of the art” dog breeding facility tasked with supplying the Guide Dogs Training Centres throughout the UK with up to 1,400 puppies each year to meet the demand for guide dogs. The centre provides a fully integrated development including breeding facilities, administrative and public viewing areas.

The scheme was developed with sustainability and carbon footprint minimisation at the forefront of the design process. The structural solution comprises a series of framed, open plan and repetitive structural forms allowing for future flexibility to adapt to the Client’s changing requirements.

The approach maximises off-site prefabrication techniques and allows for eventual deconstruction and further re-use of the frames and materials. The steel frames are composed of circa 80% recycled material. Timber from sustainable and renewable sources is also a key component of the structure. The drainage scheme includes for a number of rainwater harvesters for use in the washdown of kennel areas to minimise mains water usage, as well as minimising the volume of surface water discharging from the site.

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