Peterborough construction company wins £ 2million contract to build cattery
Lindum, in Newark Road, was chosen to build a state-of-the-art cattery for Wood Green, The Animals Charity, at its 43-acre headquarters to provide a safe haven for vulnerable cats in need of care.
The new cat care and rehabilitation center will create space for 60 cats, which will increase cat accommodation on site by 50 percent. The center is expected to be completed by November.
A number of secure areas called “catios” will allow cats to exercise outdoors.
The current cattery has successfully cared for thousands of cats since its construction in 2004, but the facilities are now in need of modernization.
This will reduce the average stay by around 10%, allowing Wood Green to take care of even more homeless cats.
Vanessa Cunningham, Director of Veterinary Care and Services at Wood Green, Godmanchester, said: âThe new cat care and rehabilitation center has been part of our plans for several years, and I couldn’t be happier than – despite the impacts of Covid-19 on Wood Green – we are able to move forward with minimal disruption. “
Lindum Group, based in Peterborough, was awarded the construction contract after a two-step tendering process.
Project manager Richard Maryon said: âThis charity is really close to people’s hearts. It’s great to work with them to improve their facilities. We are going to build six units, each with 10 enclosures. We are also going to build a new administrative block for the staff. “