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Birmingham Dogs Home to be relocated to new facility

Posted by: Samantha Bartlett  Date: 17/05/2013   Category: Latest News

It has been revealed that Birmingham Dogs Home will relocate to a new facility, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The centre – which cares for and re-homes lost, abused and abandoned dogs – is moving from Digbeth to a newly-built facility based on the outskirts of Solihull. The move has come due to a lack of external space at the current home.

The new premises, which will be able to accommodate around 150 lost and abandoned dogs, has been designed by firm Associated Architects. New features that the home will feature include veterinary facilities, a behavioural suite and kennel/exercise areas. There are also likely to be an abundance of dog grooming equipment at the new home too, to keep the animals preened and ready for their new owners.

Green measures will be used for the home and sustainable materials were used during construction. The new building will also feature high levels of insulation and natural ventilation, which is set to earn it a Breeam ‘Excellent’ rating. The single-storey building is also said to contain a grass roof.

Construction on the new home is set to start in early 2014, with the facility due to open the year after. Associated Architects began designing the new home back in 2012, according to associated-architects.co.uk.