DWR Veterinary Specialists Referral Centre, Cambridge

JDDK Architects were appointed to design the fitout of a brand new 2500msq “shell” building and existing building alterations, on the site of the well-established DWR veterinary referral hospital.

Our work began by working closely with the hospital Director and individual staff members in order to develop a comprehensive design brief and schedule of accommodation.

Design proposals for how the required spaces would be laid out within the building were developed, incorporating feedback from the client at every design stage. Core design principles were followed e.g. separation of clients from patient and medical areas; separation of cats and dogs (DWR have been awarded Gold-level cat-friendly clinic (CFC) accreditation by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)); flow of patients between key medical and diagnostic spaces; variation of spaces for colleagues to work in and meet; design for colleague well-being.

JDDK also lead the design team in the technical delivery stages of the project, producing fully coordinated and highly detailed design information for the construction of these state-of-the-art facilities.

DWR Veterinary Specialists is now one of the largest specialist multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe.