We work across a broad spectrum of different project types from private residential and housing to bars, restaurants and retail, offices, education and animal welfare. We have worked all over the UK plus recent projects in Sydney, Bulgaria and Iran. Collaboration is very important to us, building a strong relationship with our client from the outset through to working with the contractor on site. Our design approach is always underpinned by a desire for simplicity and this is achieved through a rigorous attention to detail. We also enjoy working with colour whether it's for subtle accent or for a more graphic approach. We are used to working with tight budgets and will always find ways to creatively add value for our clients. Whether it is a smaller £100K project or a multi £M development, we respond to our clients' brief by pushing the boundaries of what is possible from a Town Planning perspective, controlling costs, achieving deadlines and delivering for great results. The office is an RIBA Chartered Practice and is ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems certified.
Week 18 on site of the full refurbishment and roof extension of this 4,000m2 (43,000ft2) rehoming building. The scaffold and protective sheeting have created a dramatically cavernous working space. The existing roof structure of block 1 has been removed and currently new insulation and waterproofing being carried out to the existing roof roof slab. In the coming months a new black stained glulam timber framed structure to house new mechanical plant equipment will be installed.
Works have been proceeding on site - this is a photograph of the steel frame now in place, with the existing sanctuary in the foreground. Works on site are temporarily on hold during the winter months and will resume in spring.
Works have started on site for this very exciting venture for a new veterinary practice in SW London. Completion is expected in April 2021.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and her rescue dog Beth, officially opened the new Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Intake Kennels at their Old Windsor site on 9th December.
Jonathan Clark and Marion Gray of JCA had the privilege of meeting the Duchess and explaining some of the design features including the unique double pitched roof that provides natural ventilation and light into the kennel blocks.
The new state of the art kennels have a total capacity for 31 dogs and include a maternity block, puppy wing, sensory enrichment and agility areas.
The Duchess commented “So these kennels are going to be worth their weight in gold. And they're pretty luxurious kennels. I wouldn't mind spending a night in them.”
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to design a new facility for this much loved dog rehoming charity in Porth, Newquay. This exciting project will see new buildings designed and built with state of the art facilities.
Tracey Collins, Chair of Trustees commented, “We are delighted to have appointed JCA to design the new facility. The new St Francis kennels will be built to the highest animal welfare standards, and reflect the latest knowledge on how to create the best possible facilities for the dogs in our care".
Design work has started on a focaccia sandwich bar and cafe in Soho due to open in early 2021
Works have now started on site for the full refurbishment and roof extension of this 4,000m2 (43,000ft2) rehoming building at the Battersea site. Completion is expected in November 2021.
The arches are nearing completion which is expected in October 2020. They will house a new reception entrance arch, a state of the art dog hydrotherapy centre, a dog agility arena and a new cafe.
Design work has started on a new restaurant in Chelsea with completion expected in February 2021.
Design work has started for a new 500m2 indoor play centre & cafe due to open in December 2020.
The general situation for dogs in Iran right now is absolutely dire - as well as being abandoned and neglected, dogs are being abused, tortured, mutilated, and slaughtered. Sezar Sanctuary is run by Hosein Mohammadi, an extraordinary man with “healing hands” for dogs. He nurses dogs back to physical and emotional health after they have been tortured and abused.
Sezar Sanctuary has very limited facilities for treating injured dogs however and requires a proper veterinary hospital in order to maintain standards and to increase the number of dogs that can be taken in. We took a brief and designed the new building with retail and grooming facilities, veterinary consultation rooms and over 30 kennels.
"Jonathan and the team at Veterinary Architects quickly grasped the goals and challenges facing my project to establish the leading dog hospital in Iran outside Tehran itself. Despite the difficulties of collaborating across international borders, they quickly produced a design which exceeded my expectations - I am delighted with the overall result, thank you!"
Hosein Mohammadi, Founder of Sezar Sanctuary.
Works have now started on site.
We have secured planning consent to convert this Victorian police station building into co-working office accommodation. In addition to open-plan and self contained offices there are nine prison cells that will be converted to small office units keeping the existing graffiti covered steel doors intact. To the rear will be a new minimalist glazed box entrance structure. Works are due to start on site in May 2020.
Building works for this 1,000m2 (10,750ft2) new build kennels building and intake centre at the charity's Old Windsor site are now complete. The new landscaping will now mature over the spring and summer months.
We have completed the fit-out works for William Curley's new chocolate boutique in Smiths Court in Soho. Now open just in time for the Christmas run up.
Planning consent for the addition of 16 no. new dormer windows and a new system of discreet ventilation louvres to improve the working conditions of the administrative offices has been achieved. These works will be carried out in tandem with full refurbishment works during summer 2020.
New Veterinary Practice, Hertfordshire
We have succeeded in achieving planning consent for change of use and an extension and conversion of an existing farm building for a new veterinary practice.
Works to start on site in spring 2020.
Design work has started on an ambitious project for Rila's Dream Sanctuary in Dolna Mitropolita in Bulgaria for a new state of the art veterinary hospital with a dog sanctuary comprising of kennelling for dogs to be re-homed and for boarding along with staff quarters and various ancilliary areas.
The site is set into a naturally sloped site in the open countryside overlooking a valley of farmed land.
When viewed from the valley below, the site will be largely invisible due to the buildings being semi-submerged into the contours of the existing landscape with grass roof areas opening out into the centre to allow daylight into the kennel runs and provide further exercise paddocks. The idea being that the new proposals should not detract from the natural beauty of the existing site when viewed from the valley below.
The shell & core works for four railway arches at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home London site have now been completed and fit out works have commenced for a new cafe, main reception and a canine hydrotherapy centre with a further three arches to be converted to a dog agility arena and various ancillary spaces. Completion is expected in July 2020.
This is a new shop for renowned chocolatier William Curley in Soho, London. William is the holder of the ‘Best British Chocolatier’ award by the Academy of Chocolate. Due to open in December 2019.
We have successfully achieved full planning consent to completely remodel and substantially refurbish the existing re-homing kennels building. This includes the removal of the existing green pantiled roof and replacement with a black stained glulam timber framed structure to house new mechanical plant equipment. Works are due to start on site in January 2020.
This is a new intake kennels building comprising 31 kennels including 4 maternity kennels. Building works are progressing well with completion due in February 2020.