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Project Profile

Woodgreen Rehoming Centre Huntingdon

SWH acted as BREEAM Assessors and as BREEAM Advisory Professional (AP) at the design stage of the scheme - the development of an animal rehoming centre, for the charity Woodgreen.

This project was a new development at Woodgreen Rehoming Centre in Huntingdon, including the addition of six new buildings serving as pens for cats waiting to be rehomed, and an additional administration building.

Scott White and Hookins were appointed as BREEAM Assessors and BREEAM AP at the Design Stage on the scheme, helping to ensure sustainability aims were achieved within the design, without compromise on functionality or adversely affecting cost.

The cat pens are of timber frame construction and aesthetically are of cabin style with larch timber cladding. Each pen contains individual housing for cats and access for the cats to a large external cat pen. Although overall services are very simplistic, for functionality, each building has a water supply with electric point-of-use water heaters and electric panel heaters.

The project scored strongly in the ecology section thanks to significant biodiversity net gain. Various planting around the seven buildings has improved an already aesthetically pleasing backdrop in a rural location with prominent tree cover.

Target rating - Good

Final rating - BREEAM Good Certified

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