Dogs Trust Cardiff
In August 2017, plans were submitted to Cardiff City Council on behalf of Dogs Trust in Cardiff and in October 2017 we received planning approval for this exciting new project. The scheme boasts world leading animal welfare facilities, with a total of 94 kennels, split between rehoming, specialist training and stray reclaim areas of the site. Large open exercise paddocks, along with meandering gravel pathways ensure an enriching environment for the dogs, visitors and staff alike. Powell Dobson has also been commissioned to develop design ideas to expand Dogs Trust's presence in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Dogs Trust are building a new rehoming centre located within Central Cardiff, a bone's throw from Cardiff Bay. It will be the 21st centre commissioned by the Dogs Trust and marks the first large scale development in Wales.
The scheme consists of a number of strategically located pavilion buildings within the 8 acre brownfield site. The buildings to the north side of the site are open to the public, offering training, rehoming services with conference facilities. The development will also include a Stray Reclaim building which will help to reunite lost dogs and owners. The public buildings are focused around a feature 'Piazza' providing a pedestrian link between the buildings and a place for people to congregate and meet. The 'working' buildings which are responsible for the training and rehabilitation of homeless dogs are located on the southern side and are set within a large landscaped dog friendly area with a series of meandering paths, and exercise spaces providing a tranquil stress free and enriching environment for the dogs.
The heart of the development is the main reception building which contains kennels, education areas, a veterinary wing, and conference/meeting room facilities with additional smaller specialist and ancillary spaces.
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