Conversion of a run-down bungalow in the Herfordshire Green Belt into a new Veterinary Surgery.


Previously a run down 1920s dormer bungalow located in open Green Belt in Tring, we were asked to adapt and extend the building to create a new Veterinary Surgery for a local practice who had outgrown their previous premises.

The existing domestic spaces were remodelled, rationalised, extended and flooded with natural light from all directions to create a series of consulting rooms, operating theatres, kennels / catteries and welcoming public areas.

Careful zoning and space adjacencies were key to ensure that privacy and discretion was achieved whilst creating clear delineation between public and private / staff areas. Key circulation routes needed to be wide enough to satisfy the great brief of accommodating ‘two Rottweilers abreast’…

The existing rear garden of the property has become the new carpark, client garden and entrance terrace whilst the rear was developed into a series of dog and staff-friendly external spaces in their own private glade. 

Upgraded thermally and clad in black fibre cement, the new surgery features a biomass boiler that satisfies all the heating and hot water needs and a large array of PV panels for electricity generation. 


Building Type: Veterinary Surgery
Client: Springwell Veterinary Surgery
Location: Tring, Hertfordshire
Status: Planning Consent granted in 2018. Built project completed in 2019
Value: Confidential