Phase 2 completed at North Downs Specialist Referrals, Surrey
1st June 2016
K2 is pleased to have completed the refurbishment and remodelling at the North Downs Specialist Referrals, Surrey – an internationally acknowledged centre of excellence for Specialist Veterinary Care in the UK and Europe.
The project involved fitting out a light industrial unit to accommodate a clinical environment for specialist veterinary referrals. This included the provision of a new radiotherapy area, instrument care, brachytherapy, cattery, canine ward, recovery and high dependency along with reconfiguration of the existing facility with an improved environment for theatre prep, consulting rooms and procedural rooms.
K2 were appointed as client representative, project managers and cost consultants on stage 1 of this project with overall responsibility for the design, procurement and delivery.
Having obtained planning permission for the scheme, works commenced early January 2013 and was completed on time in July 2013.
K2 had to work closely with a range of clinical disciplines to deliver a high specification unit, recognising the complexities and diversity of procedures that would be undertaken in the new development. Ensuring the detailed specification for each area was rigorously adhered to was critical to the successful outcome of the project.
In April 2016, K2 were again appointed in the same capacity to deliver an additional recovery kennels unit within a 5-week on-site programme.
Alison Cumberland, Senior Project Manager at K2 Consultancy said: “This project has showcased the comprehensive range of high-quality property consultancy services that we offer. We planned our work after consultations with the client, and kept in constant contact with them throughout the project to deliver the desired end result on time and within a tight schedule.”
Bearing in mind that the refurbishment project was undertaken in the veterinary practice, K2 ensured that the works were completed in a professional, manner, which helped keep disruption to an absolute minimum. Thanks to the work completed, the NDSR can now carry out more specialist treatments,by providing improved care for the animals.