Derby quantity surveyor begins work on veterinary hospital

Derby-based Armsons have been appointed as quantity surveyors and project managers on a project to construct a new veterinary hospital in Staffordshire.

The company are working alongside architects Urban Design, structural engineers Millward and CJR Midlands who are acting as building services engineers on the scheme, which will see former office space at Errisbeg House at Barton Turn converted into a purpose-built veterinary and hospital facility for West Midlands Veterinary Referrals.

A planning application approved by East Staffordshire Borough Council has seen the demolition of existing outbuildings and the construction of new single storey side and rear extension to the south of the main house, which will form the new veterinary hospital and ancillary offices attached to the existing Errisbeg House.

The second floor will be converted to create a caretaker suite. Additional car parking will also be created.

The scheme will more than double the clinical capacity the practice currently has at Lichfield, with six consulting rooms, four operating theatres, two x-ray rooms and imaging suites, along with a cattery and kennels.

Main works have begun, with the project set to be completed and open for clinical work from Spring 2019.

Sally Walters, director at Armsons, added: “The new veterinary hospital in Barton is going to be a tremendous addition to the facilities in the local community.

“This is an exciting project to be involved with. Works have started and are progressing well.”