Veterinary Clinic, Smethwick, Birmingham

This project sees the conversion of a grand late victorian pub building into a modern 24hr veterinary facility for YourVets, part of CVS Group, the UK’s largest veterinary group.

The building had sat empty for a number of years after a catastrophic arson attack and had become something of an eyesore in a prominent location in Smethwick, but is now almost unrecognisable.

By carefully altering the original building, as well as adding a substantial new extension we have created a modern fully-featured clinic that will act as a hub supporting other branches in the West Birmingham area.

Facilities include:

  • Separate cat and dog waiting areas
  • Six consultation rooms
  • Separate wards for cats and dogs
  • Clinical prep and laboratory areas
  • Two operating theatres for general surgery
  • Separate dental theatre
  • X-ray and ultrasound imaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Administrative offices
  • Staff facilities including rooms for night staff

The new use required a high standard of servicing to ensure adequate lighting, full mechanical ventilation and air conditioning, whilst finishes were required to be both hard wearing and hygienic.  The X-ray room is also fully lead lined, including the door and specialist shielded glazing.