Scarsdale Vets & Nottingham University

Animal Hospitality & Teaching Facility 

This was Phase 3 of a design and build project for Nottingham University and Scarsdale Vets. The facility is jointly used by Nottingham University for graduate teaching and training.

Prior to this, A&S Enterprises had created additional space and facilities for the University’s final year students on Phases 1 and 2. After a growth in the Group’s farm and equine business, additional space and facilities were required for the University’s final year students.

This was a £800,000 scheme involving extensions to the reception, office and retail areas, together with the construction of a new stable block. Extensive external works comprised new trotting and lunging areas for the equine patients.

A&S Enterprises worked with the client, the Scarsdale veterinary Group, before the contract on Phase 3 was awarded, to value engineer the project to ensure value for money to meet the agreed budget/contract. We also ensured that specification or quality was not compromised.

This was a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract of £3.2m in 26 weeks

Design and build

This design and build project involved alterations and the fit out of 2 existing buildings to include: 5 operating theatres, MRI and CT scanners, 2 x-ray rooms, a dental surgery and a hydrotherapy pool. The building needed extensive block dividing walls building throughout.

In addition, there were 10 consulting rooms, a lecture theatre, pet resort, and grooming and retail facilities.

The project had some challenges along the way, which were successfully overcome. The client, Scarsdale Veterinary Group, said how ‘impressed’ they were with ‘all the excellent work…put into this challenging project.’

Jan 2011

This was a complex project requiring careful sequencing of operations on a tight site.

We identified and remedied issues with the shell, floor levels, drainage and insulation.

A few design issues were also remedied with ease by our team of highly skilled workers, for example, the redesign of the ventilation system.

We spotted other potential issues in advance, which saved potential costs and timely delays.

June 2011

We had to bear in mind our working environment – this was a medical facility so we needed to work with due care and attention, maintaining excellent Health and Safety practices.

As the work progressed, we maintained the need for a high standard of finish.

A&S Enterprises were able to accommodate the needs of other contractors, ensuring they were able to successfully install and commission their equipment.

July 2011

As mentioned earlier, this was a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract of £3.2m in 26 weeks.

The 2 storey building was fully fitted out with M&E, and all equipment commissioned to be handed over, was fully operational on time and within budget.

Our thanks go to the Scarsdale Veterinary Group for a fantastic testimonial for this project.

"I would like to thank you and your team for all the excellent work you have put into this project. Overall we are extremely grateful how A&S competently completed the build at the agreed price in the agreed timescale. We would have no hesitation in recommending A&S Enterprises to future clients" Scarsdale Veterinary Group


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