We were delighted to be approached by Williams Architects to work for them on another project, especially as this building is for such a good cause!
The new education centre will help young people gain animal care knowledge and qualifications, something we feel passionately about. Understanding why animals end up at an animal centre plays a major part in tackling animal welfare as a whole. It’s very exciting for all concerned, and a big boost for our staff and volunteers, but the biggest advantage is definitely for our animals. The RSPCA Radcliffe team are hugely impressed with the quality of design, build and materials, we went for a modular building because of speed of delivery of the project and to ensure minimal disruption to our normal operations and the welfare of the animals. We’re so pleased with how it has come together. It’s a high-quality building with lots of impressive architectural features. It also looks great, which is important as we’re a gateway building off the A52 leading into the village of Radcliffe. We wanted the new building to enhance the local community and the feedback from local residents has been really positive.
This design pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved within a factory build, including pitched, vaulted roof sections with orangery-style roof lights, which were all factory finished in modular sections.
Coupled with a perpendicular-build, two-storey section, this complemented the design. Considering the intricacies involved, the fact that all of the modular sections connected accurately on site is a great testimony to skills of our design, manufacturing and installation teams. Essentially, this is a permanent building which has been constructed off-site to accelerate the programme and has provided a showcase building which the RSPCA Radcliffe team is delighted with.
- Full turnkey project for a Two Storey Building
- 14 Bay Building measuring 36m x 16m overall
- A reception area with vaulted ceiling and rooflights
- Offices & Consulting Rooms, Kitchenette and WC’s
- Further Rooms to the First Floor
- Backlight animal cut outs in Rockpanel (aesthetic feature)