Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

This project involved the construction of new kennel buildings for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. It also provided additional housing for the dogs together with new clinics, exercise spaces and a new intake building for interface with the public when receiving and re-housing dogs.

The design for the single-storey structure is load bearing masonry supporting precast concrete plank roofs, benefiting from off-site fabrication and efficient and repetitive detailing to deliver a landmark building to a tight budget. The need to provide a hygienic internal environment which is robust to animal use lead to the choice of exposed dense masonry wall construction. The dense walls and exposed concrete soffits collectively contribute a high thermal mass greatly facilitating the cooling strategy. Close coordination with the architect, product manufacturers and a tight specification for laying units on site are critical to delivering the desired building finish.

  • Project Cost £4.5 million
  • Architect Jonathan Clark Architects
  • Images Jonathan Clark Architects