Top design award for north east animal hospital developed by DPL
A veterinary practice located as part of a major supermarket development in Morpeth has won two prestigious design awards less than two years after moving to its brand new premises.
Robson and Prescott is Morpeth’s oldest veterinary practice – the company was relocated by Dransfield Properties from Low Stanners in the town to a £3.5million purpose-built facility as part of the development to deliver a new Morrison’s store.
The animal hospital was funded by the company as part of the relocation package and the centre was built by North East construction business Tolent and designed by the architects WCEC.
The practice moved to its brand new premises on the former Northumberland County Council salt depot site at Whorral Bank in July 2012 – ahead of the new Morrisons store opening 12 months later.
The practice was sympathetically designed to fit in with the landscape with an agricultural style of architecture as well as modern and functional space. Just 18 months after moving it has been named Best New Build by the British Veterinary Hospitals Association also taking the overall prize at its Practice Design Awards.
The headquarters include four operating theatres, a dental suite, x-ray room, ultra-sound facilities, separate animal wards, hydrotherapy and physio rooms and six consulting rooms. The practice also houses an equine and farm animal unit and parking for more than 60 cars and animal transporters.
The awards judges were impressed by the stone and slate structure, extensive facilities, use of space and the overall design. Practice manager Shelagh Prescott collected the award at a ceremony in London.
Head of Communications at Dransfield Properties, Amanda Holmes, said: “Its great news that the team at Robson and Prescott have not only settled into their new premises but achieved these two prestigious awards for the new practice building.
"We appreciate that relocating can sometimes be a big upheaval and its fantastic when a company can use that opportunity to grow and expand in this way. Everyone who has been involved in the design, development and building of the new practice is delighted to hear that their hard work has been praised on a national platform.”
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644