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Barr starts on fifth animal centre

2 Sep 14 Barr Construction has started work on a fifth construction contract for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA).

Barr is main contractor for a £4.8m project to expand and modernise the animal and rehoming centre in Cardonald, Glasgow. It follows upgrades by Barr of four other Scottish SPCA centres across the country.

The Cardonald centre will be modernised and expanded to increase capacity. A new building will be built to house a cattery as well as bird, ferret and small animal rooms.

The current building will be refurbished into a two storey kennel with capacity of up to 150 dogs plus an outdoor area for exercise space.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in spring 2015.

Barr Construction project manager Andy Hutchison said: “We are extremely proud of our partnership with the Scottish SPCA and we’re pleased to be able to provide another state-of-the-art facility for such a beneficial and worthwhile charity.

“These centres perform a vital role in their local communities and will provide care for thousands of abandoned and mistreated animals.

“We aim to create comfortable living spaces for the animals as well as improve the working conditions for the staff who work so hard delivering a fantastic and much needed job.” 

Scottish SPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “This is the most ambitious building project we have ever undertaken and as such we require good quality, well-built facilities, enabling us to care for an increasing number of abandoned, neglected and injured animals each year.”

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