Cattery, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Charles Knowles Design, Battersea, London, 2010


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The cattery from the courtyard 

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  • The cattery from the courtyard    
  • The cattery from Battersea Park Road    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • North elevation    
  • East elevation    
  • South elevation    
  • West elevation    

Four-storey extension to the Kent kennel building that will house up to 150 cats

The building includes reception and waiting areas, meeting rooms and 83 cat pens with preparation areas and staff rooms. Existing clinic facilities in the Kent building have been refurbished as a part of the project, and extended into the new building.

The structure aims to provide a pleasant environment for its feline residents as they await new owners, with highly insulated curtain-walling and self cleaning windows specifically sized and located to make the most of natural light.

Solar thermal and photovoltaic panels provide up to half of the hot water required for the building and enough electricity to heat all of the lodgings. A ground source heating and cooling system supplies heat for the building in the winter and cooling in the summer.


  • Begun: Jul 2009
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 1,070m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £4M
  • Procurement: JCT with Quantities
  • Address: 4 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW8 4AA, United Kingdom

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