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HALFWAY FARM VETERINARY HOSPITAL - SURREY

NEW VETERINARY HOSPITAL IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY


Client: Fitzpatrick Referrals.

The brief for this project was to convert two redundant farm buildings, to provide a state-of-the-art facility, for a new specialist neuro-skeletal veterinary referral unit.

The two buildings formed part of a group of four barns, surrounded by farm land, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One, known as the ‘Dutch’ barn, was little more than a curved corrugated iron roof perched precariously on corroded steel posts. The other ‘Tyler barn’, was a more substantial concrete structure.

Dutch Barn

Significant reconstruction of this building provided two floors of new accommodation.
Internally the main features of the Barn are the hydrotherapy pool, a fully equipped lecture theatre, a reception area, kennels, cattery, offices and toilets. A glazed link was installed to connect this building to the Tyler Barn at ground and first floor levels.

Tyler Barn

Work to the Tyler Barn included new ground and mezzanine floors. Accommodation at ground floor level includes; the main reception and waiting area, consulting rooms, pharmacy, surgical preparation area, three fully equipped operating theatres, designed to human hygiene standards, and ancillary rooms. At first floor level are toilets, offices, staff room and plant areas.

Towards the end of the project the Practice was commissioned to refurbish a third steel framed barn on the site.

Work to this building included the installation of new ground and first floors. To complement the earlier phases, the exterior of the building was clad with weather-boarding to the upper parts and render to the ground storey. Internally Barn 3 now houses a reception area, consulting rooms, an MRI scanner, a CT scanner and a suite of very high specification kennels. At first floor level there is a laundry alongside a staff fitness room and toilets.
 

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