Small Animals Unit wins Building Excellence Award

Small Animals Unit wins Building Excellence Award

Austin-Smith:Lord’s Small Animals Unit at Carmarthenshire College has won a regional Building Excellence Award in the Best Education Building category from Local Authority Building Control Cymru.

This is the practice’s third project for the College and follows our earlier commission for a campus masterplan at the Pibwrlwyd Campus.

The Small Animals Unit provides the College with a new, bespoke facility for both teaching space and specialist small animal accommodation to support their animal and welfare courses.

The project was challenging in terms of budget and timescale with the proposed site also located in proximity to a Listed building. Our solution provided a simple, efficient and cost effective plan, organising flexible teaching and practice spaces, together with specialised accommodation for a range of animal species under a singular roof form.

Following the regional award success, the project will automatically be entered in the Welsh LABCCymru awards.