Work is well underway on a selection of new buildings at the Donkey Sanctuary as part of a regeneration of the charity’s facilities for both animals and visitors.
Designed by LHC, plans for a new veterinary hospital, restaurant and visitor centre are beginning to come to fruition with the first steel frames now erected on site.
When complete the purpose-built veterinary hospital, located at the Donkey Sanctuary’s Brookfield Farm site near Honiton, will provide state-of-the-art care and facilities for sick and quarantined donkeys. The popular animal charity is located within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and works for the benefit of donkeys, mules and marginalised people in the UK and abroad by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
Martin Simpson, Project Architect at LHC said:
“It is fantastic to see our plans start to come to life for the Donkey Sanctuary. The brand new veterinary hospital at Brookfield Farm will make a real difference to the treatment and research capabilities of the charity. The relocation of the hospital away from Slade Farm will also release space for an enhanced experience for the public, with a major expansion to the café and redesign of the visitor centre also underway.”