Location – Wrexham
Value – £1 to £3m
Duration – 53 weeks
Completion – 11 November 2019
Architect – Bowker Sadler
Engineer – Marston and Grundy LLP
Form of Contract – ICD 2016 with Contractors Design
Client – Cats Protection
Cats protection is a commercial new build and demolition of the former fire station. It is of steel and traditional block and brick construction. It comprises of a trussed timber, steel and cut timber roof, with Cal-Zip roof covering and aluminium rainwater goods.The centre contains a large reception area, offices, training room with inhouse call centre and staff rest facilities.
Within the complex it has its own cat care centre for sick and or injured cats. It has 2no commercial washrooms along with tray wash and food prep areas. These are split into separate areas along the complex to service cats ready for re-homing and new intakes of cats.
Pave-Aways have designed the cat pens, these will house cats ready for re-homing and long-term unwanted cats. The 8no cat pens, isolation unit and bulk store construction is of timber frame construction and clad in cement board to imitate timber cladding the internal finishes of the cat pens include vinyl flooring with walls and ceilings clad in hygienic cladding with UPVC windows and doors. All cat pens are temperature controlled. We have installed Solar PV system to help with running costs for the electrical heating. The heating of building consists of multiple technologies such as wet underfloor heating system, electrical panel heaters in cat pens, traditional gas fired boilers and air conditioning units all run via a BMS system in the plant room.
Exterior comprises of hard and soft landscaping and all-weather outdoor event space with parking facilities new brick constructed walls and security fencing.