Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Shrewsbury

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The redevelopment of the Roden Centre, which has served the local area since it opened in 1970 ,has recently been  completed. The main contractor was McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd.  The last major phase of kennel improvements took place fifteen years ago.  In the period since then research, design development and advances in behavioural knowledge have resulted in significant changes and improvements to the design and construction of Dogs Trust Rehoming Centres and these have all been built into the new Centre.

The new Centre has been designed to the very highest standards of sustainability and low energy use and has achieved BREEAM "Outstanding". The final rating was 94.4% and this is the first BREEAM ‘Bespoke’ building to achieve Outstanding in the world and only the 6th building to achieve ‘Outstanding’.

BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.

See BREEAM Case Study

Sustainability Credentials

Carbon neutral through use of photovoltaic panels (PV panels).

U values of external elements better than 0.14 W/msq.K.

Triple glazed.

Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery.

Air tightness of 2.5 mcu/sqm/hr @ 50 Pa.

Wood pellet (Okofen) boiler feeding district heating system for under floor heating.

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DT RC Shrewsbury Photos

Peter Napier and Co