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Award Winning


ACD Projects is a friendly and helpful practice, formed in 1998, to provide a full range of building advisory and design services ranging from project management, architecture, quantity surveying, mechanical and electrical services, to construction design and management, and management coordination. We are mature, fully qualified professionals with a wealth of experience in the building industry, and can take any project through from initial concept design to completion of the construction on site.

We can provide a comprehensive service on projects of any nature, with particular specialisation in animal welfare facilities, be they rehoming centres, boarding kennels or catteries, veterinary centres or hospitals. Many of our clients have charitable status and are very pleased with the assistance we can provide for their fund-raising campaigns in the form of valuing and providing images of individual elements of the proposals, enabling campaigns to be suitably focused.

We can advise on all types of procurement methods, with experience in traditional and design and build forms of contract, as well as capital and revenue expenditure, identifying and explaining the balance between present build and future running costs. We aim to satisfy each client’s objectives, to provide an ideal solution, whilst managing the practical constraints of budget and programme. 

Alex Darvill Portrait

11 Kings Court

 

ACD has been contributing to the professional and ethical development of animal welfare and veterinary establishments for many years and are pleased to have been nominated and awarded the following projects: 

 ·         Candidate for Civic Award 2014 – TierquarTier Wien - Good for Vienna’s animal protection centre of excellence. ACD were Project Managers and Design Co-ordinators for this scheme.

 ·         Winner of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association (BVHA) The 2013 Practice Design Awards – The Liphook Equine Hospital, Hampshire. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Regional Award for Best Medical Building of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association (BVHA) The 2013 Practice Design Awards – JSPCA Animals’ Shelter, Jersey. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Entered into the category of New First Opinion Premises of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association (BVHA) The 2011 Practice Design Awards – Elizabeth Smith Veterinary Practice Ltd, Bedfordshire. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Entered into the category of New First Opinion Premises of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association (BVHA) The 2011 Practice Design Awards – Ash Tree Veterinary Centre, Suffolk. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Entered into the category of New Referral Clinic of the British Veterinary Hospitals Association (BVHA) The 2011 Practice Design Awards – Vets Now Referral Hospital, Glasgow. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Winner of the Civic Award 2001 - Cats Protection, National Cat Adoption Centre, East Sussex. ACD were Project Managers and Lead Designers for this scheme.

 ·         Winner of the British Project Management Award Gold Medal Veterinary Hospital 1997 - Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk. ACD were Project Managers and Design Co-ordinators for this scheme.

  ·         Winner of the Building Management of the Year 1994 for the Small Animals Hospital, Cambridge Veterinary School.