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Vets Get Set for Big Move to Their Brand New Premises

Vets Get Set for Big Move to Their Brand New Premises

Vets Get Set for Big Move to Their Brand New Premises

25 May 2012

Staff at Morpeth's brand new animal hospital are getting read to move to their new facility which is on target to be completed by the end of June.

The Robson and Prescott practice, which has a client base of 32,000, is relocating from Low Stanners in Morpeth to the former Northumberland County Council salt depot site at Whorral Bank  as part of of the town's new Morrisons development being delivered by Dransfield Properties.

The expansion will create seven new jobs, including two veterinary surgeons, and the building will make Robson & Prescott’s one of the North East's biggest veterinary surgeries - purpose built to hospital standards.

The new building is three times bigger than the existing base in Staithes Lane, which has been home to the practice since 1982. It is due to be demolished to make way for the new Morrison's supermarket development. 

The new practice will have four operating theatres, a dental suite, laboratory, X-ray room and ultrasound facilities as well as separate wards for dogs, cats, birds, small animals and exotic pets. Parking for 60 cars, animal transporters and horse boxes will also be provided.

Robson & Prescott practice manager Shelagh Prescott, said: "The buiding is starting to take shape and look like a veterinary practice now. The external shell is complete and the first mechanical, electrical and ventilation systems have been installed.

"So many people in Northumberland are talking about the new site because it is in such a prominent position. I think we have a most attractive building which blends into the countryside and surrounding landscape."

The move is scheduled for the end of June.

Head of Communications at Dransfield Properties Amanda Holmes, said: "It is fantastic to see the new Veterinary Centre almost ready for the staff at Robson and Prescott to move across, we are all looking forward to seeing the completed building."

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644